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Like a Lifeguard on the Beach: How Parents Should Watch Their Kids Play

Play isn't just fun and games. It's a critical part of the human experience that builds certain physical, mental and relational skills we'll draw from...

How America Killed Play—and What We Can Do to Bring it Back

In our last piece from our interview with play expert Dr. Peter Gray, we outlined the five criteria of play. For an activity to truly be considered pl...

How Many Push-Ups Can You Do? Your Answer Could Predict Your Risk of an Early Death

Quick, how many Push-Ups can you do? No, not how many Push-Ups you say you can do—how many Push-Ups can you actually do before your muscles give ...

The $31 Sleep Hack That Will Change Your Mornings Forever

Quality sleep is one of the most essential components of recovery. And there's a lot we can do before we go to bed to help us sleep better. We can ...

3 Simple Commandments That Can Guide Almost Anyone to Greater Fitness

Improving your fitness can sometimes feel like rocket science. Fall down the wrong rabbit hole, and suddenly you're surrounded by complex terminolo...

Why 8 Hours of Sleep Shouldn't Be the Goal for Athletes

We have all heard that athletes need at least eight hours of sleep per night to perform at a high level. But just how true is that? Is this one of ...

Why Female Athletes Can't Afford to Ignore the Warning Signs of an Absent or Irregular Cycle

Ladies, I know we don't like to talk about "that time" of the month. But here's the truth: Your menstrual cycle DOES impact performance...and that'...

Hoping for Big Training Gains This Summer? Take Your Sleep Seriously

Summer is here. For many young athletes, that means the abolishment of a consistent bedtime. With school suddenly a non-factor in their routine,...

6 Everyday Stretches for People Who Sit Too Much

Everyday stretches for anyone who sits for a living or sits too much at home. Sitting is the new smoking. Sitting for eight hours a day can be just as...

The 6 Greatest 'Flu Games' in Sports History

Being sick is certainly no fun. Your head hurts. Your stomach aches. All you're really capable of doing is lying on the couch. But for a...

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