Category Archives: Health

Sports in the Offseason

An eventful football season usually indicates that young athletes are playing and working hard. While doing so however, kids are also acquiring minor tears and  injuries that tend to nag and linger. This is why parents should remember that the … Continue reading

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Makeshift Football Leagues.

Today I received an e-mail from yet another makeshift youth sports league, so far I can count 4, maybe 5 in San Antonio, you’ll recognize them by phrases like “Sports participation at the basic level”, “Teams are formed by closest … Continue reading

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USA Football Article about MRSA

Very interesting article on USA Football about the dangers of MRSA on Youth Sports, and how to prevent them, as simple as having your kids take a shower right after practice. MRSA is preventable but can be dangerous if left … Continue reading

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Teach Teens to Stretch

We just added a new article in our “Fit Kids” section about the importance of teaching our kids to stretch. http://www.sa-sharks.com/team/stories/teach_teen_stretch.html

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How to Get Kids in Shape

We just added a new article in our “Fit Kids” section about how we can get and keep our kids in shape. http://www.sa-sharks.com/team/stories/kids_in_shape.html  

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The Nutrition Label: Cracking the Code

By Suzanne Parker March 2011 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) puts forth guidelines for nutrition and fitness for Americans, including food labels. The latest guidelines, set to be released in late April, will emphasize the importance of balancing calories … Continue reading

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When should kids start sports?

It’s not easy to determine how early to start children in organized sports. Children of the same age vary considerably in their physical and psychological maturation, and there is no practical method of measuring maturity. Assuming the child has shown … Continue reading

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More Reasons To Participate.

1. One in three U.S. children born in 2000 will contract Type II diabetes unless their lifestyles emphasize eating less and exercising more. The odds are one in two for African American and Hispanic children. (Center for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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