Knowing whether or not your youth athlete is hydrated is essential for their well being. At The Athlete's Parent we understand that in order to raise successful athletes, we must first and foremost raise healthy athletes. According to Dr. Troy Smurawa, Director of Pediatric Sports Medicine, Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, "Contrary to previous thinking, recent research has found children and adults have similar physiological responses w
Summer = HOT!!! And in Texas, it stays hot well into October! With an increased temp comes a higher importance on chilling down with fluids to stay hydrated. Hydration provides fluid to the body, but cold fluids can also help cool down the body’s temperature from the inside out. This becomes extremely important if you train in the heat or your children play sports outdoors. Most of us think of hydration as water and maybe a sports drink during exercise, but the truth is th
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Experts who work with professional & Olympic athletes share information for your youth athlete!