Tag Archives: Sports

Water is the solution to the coach’s text

It is 4:00 pm, I have to get my daughter to her soccer game and I just received a reminder text from her coach that I’m on drinks and snacks for the game!  Great!  I have an hour to get organized and … Continue reading

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Kids and team sports: what are kids really learning?

I have fond memories of my childhood pickup baseball games at the local park, just a bunch of kids with a bat, a ball and a few gloves. We organized everything ourselves and spent the afternoon running around the bases in … Continue reading

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“No smoking” near playgrounds, sports fields and pools – thanks to changes in Smoke-Free Ontario Act

Now that spring has arrived, many of us are once again enjoying or making plans to enjoy the outdoors, but sometimes taking your kids out to enjoy some important physical activity like playing soccer, baseball or even a swim at … Continue reading

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Helmets and concussion in sports…what’s the big deal?

I was a figure skater for many years and bumped my head more than once.  When my grandfather taught me to skate on the backyard rink I didn’t wear a helmet.  However, when my son learned on the backyard rink … Continue reading

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Sports Nutrition

Does this conversation sound familiar to you? “But mom, why can’t we bring in freezies and chips for the end of the game, Sally’s parents did last week?”

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