What’s in a gram?
A gram is a unit of weight, about 1/28 of an ounce. Why measure fat in grams? Well, that’s how nutrition scientists do it, and it’s a convenient measure because it gives us reasonable numbers — single and double digits, with no decimals. It’s a unit that’s easy to count. Continue reading “Dietary fat: Playing the numbers game. Part 2”
Free Weights and Weight Machines
Free weights and machines are the most common form of strength training. This form of exercise is safer and is more effective when young athletes have developed physically. Lifting free weights is not recommended for children under the age of 12. When training with free weights and machines all children should follow safety guidelines.
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Below, I have listed some examples of different kinds of exercises that can be safely performed by children. Children should always exercise with adult supervision. Continue reading “Youth Fitness and Nutrition Post 2”
Children are spending more and more time in front of the television or playing video games. It is no wonder more and more American children are overweight and out of shape. Children who are not taught to live a healthy lifestyle will most likely grow up to be unfit adults. What can you do to help the child or children in your life become fit? It is not an easy task in a time where physical education classes are only offered twice a week or in many cases not at all. Continue reading “Youth Fitness and Nutrition Post 1”