Raising Athletes

I ask this because it’s something I’m incredibly passionate about encouraging, and for a very good reason: the benefits of playing sport for our girls are impressive – and plentiful! From developing communication skills and building an ‘extra’ social circle, to improved academic performance and...

‘Mindfulness’ is one of those health and wellbeing buzzwords that seems to be everywhere you look right now. It hit my radar about five years ago, and ever since, I’ve been doing what I can to include it in my life, and the lives of...

The fact that food is primarily a source of energy is true for everyone, but it’s a particularly important thing to remember when you’re feeding a young athlete or helping them learn more about what does – and doesn’t – make the best food choices...

So your kids LOVE their sport and play at a highly competitive or representative level? That’s great! You’re raising your very own young athletes. For children, the benefits of playing organised and competitive sport go beyond the obvious, things like developing better coordination, balance, motor skills,...