Friday, November 2, 2012

Here's what David had to say about Active Kids

"I'm so proud to be a new ambassador for Active Kids. I love it when I hear that I've inspired a young person to try out sport, and that's what Active Kids is all about. Plus, as a father of four, I know how important it is to encourage young people to be active, regardless of their ability.
Another reason why I'm delighted to be involved is the emphasis Active Kids places on inclusivity - which I'm passionate about. I believe that everyone should share an equal opportunity to enjoy sport and its many benefits. This year, the eyes of the world will be on us. So let's do everything we can to make sure Active Kids 2012 is another roaring success, and leaves a sporting legacy we can all be proud of"

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Nutrition for Active Kids

Young athletes often want to try sport supplements and energy drinks that promise to enhance sport performance.

Remind your child that most of these products do not significantly improve performance and that some are dangerous.

As an alternative to using sport supplements, encourage your child to train hard, eat well and get enough rest. These are tried and true solutions that athletes of all ages can use to perform at their best.
When it comes to sports, highly active kids have special needs. Help your child perform at his or her best during sport by making sure water is always available, providing healthy pre-exercise meals and snacks and discouraging sport supplements and energy drinks.