How Can Sport Clubs Help Foster Health?

How Can Sport Clubs Help Foster Health?

It is clear that a growing health concern in the US and many other countries is the increasing incidence of obesity and related diseases. Over the past few years, the number of children and adolescents who are classified as overweight and obese has increased dramatically. Unfortunately, statistics show that these children will very likely grow up to be obese adults with a whole host of associated health issues such as hypertension, diabetes and orthopedic problems. A large contributor to this problem is the lack of regular physical activity.

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Influence of Nutrition, Sleep and Stress on Athletic Performance

Influence of Nutrition, Sleep and Stress on Athletic Performance

As a strength coach at Macalester College I only see our soccer players 5 to 6 hours a week during the off season.  It is even less for our soccer coaches.  During the season our influence is greater, but it is still a small amount of time compared to the hours in a week.  The decisions our athletes make away from training have a huge impact on what we do with them during training.  The most impactful decisions are the ones that involve nutrition, sleep, and stress management.  A perfect example of this came in one of my first years at Macalester College. 

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