Trying Out for A Competitive Team - Trying out for a competitive sports team can be a stressful experience. At the same time if you take the time to prepare for the tryout it can be a very rewarding experience. At a tryout, it is your responsibility to not only demonstrate your abilities but to also give the coach a positive feeling[Read More...]
Interesting Fact of the Week- Hydration - Spring is here and we turn our attention to outside activities. This is a good time to remind everyone that with exercise we need to hydrate. The Importance of Hydration Fluid replacement is a key part of a winning sports nutrition plan. Unlike adults, there young athletes have a harder time cooling the body during[Read More...]
Interesting Fact of the Week - Recent CHMS accelerometer data indicate that only an average of 7% of young people attain the recommended level of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day, illness with 9% of boys and 4% girls engaging in the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on at least 6 days per week. (Source: Colley, help[Read More...]
SportsCan Volleyball Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament! - Sportscan is pleased to announce its inaugural charity beach tournament to raise $ for the Des Walker Memorial Fund. This fund provides $ to individual athletes and local sports groups to help athletes cover fees for competitive sports. This year the money raised will go to both area clubs (Ottawa Mavericks and Ottawa Fusion) as[Read More...]
About Carbohydrates - Many athletes and parents are often faced with many different messages around nutrition from the media, and peers and other health professionals. One of the main areas that I often get questions about is related to Carbohydrates. Some of the questions that I receive include: 1. What are carbohydrates? 2. Where do carbohydrates come from?[Read More...]