8 Tips to Help Young Athletes Perform in Extreme Environments

Nutrition, Sports Psychology & Fitness Articles

8 Tips to Help Young Athletes Perform in Extreme Environments

By TrueSport
Whether the extreme environment your athletes are headed to is hot, cold, or at high altitude, you may be tempted to look for a supplement or treatment that can help them quickly adapt and adjust.

How to Recognize and Repair Iron and Vitamin D Nutrient Deficiencies in Young Athletes

By TrueSport
Iron and vitamin D are two common athlete nutrient deficiencies that can have a big impact on athletic performance and overall health. But treating them with food or supplements isn’t the only answer—finding out the reason for the deficiency is just as important.

3 Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

By TrueSport
If you bought an Instant Pot (or any type of pressure cooker) in the hope that it would simplify your life and cooking, but now it rarely gets used, then this is the article for you.

How to Help Your Athlete Eat for Brain Health

By TrueSport
When your young athlete eats, they’re not just fueling their bodies: Their brains are also using food for fuel. And it might come as a surprise, but the brain uses around 20 percent of the body’s energy, making it the hungriest organ.

Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Meals for Young Athletes

By TrueSport
Are you running out of time to cook dinner at night? Are you grabbing takeout because you didn’t have the ingredients for a complicated meal? Most parents of active children know the struggle of wanting young athletes to eat healthy but having little time to prep meals.

4 Surprisingly Risky Substances for Competitive Athletes

By TrueSport
If your athlete is subject to a drug testing program or simply training regularly, it’s important to realize that some substances, including those in common prescription medications, present a risk of a positive anti-doping test and/or a possible health risk to young athletes.

Nutrition Myths: Do These Fueling Traditions Work?

By TrueSport
While many of the fueling traditions that you’ve heard about are going to be okay for most athletes, there are some modern tweaks you can make to ensure that your athlete is properly fueled and getting the nutrition he or she needs.

How to Choose Footwear for Youth Athletes

By TrueSport
Choosing the right footwear for your athlete can be frustrating and confusing given the constant foot growth, the different shoes for different sports, and the huge variety of styles and price points.

7 Tips for Meal Prep to Fuel Young Athletes for the Week

By TrueSport
Meal prepping is a common recommendation for busy parents who want to provide healthy meals and make weeknights smoother, especially when there’s a young athlete with a packed schedule and a big appetite in the house.

When to Apply Heat and Cold for Recovery

By TrueSport
As a coach, you may have suggested icing a sore ankle or taking a hot bath after a grueling practice to alleviate aches and pains. But some of the age-old recommendations around ice and heat have been debunked.