ActiveKidMD is proud to share Volleyball Nutrition as the first of an on-going blog series with Volleyballmag.com   Editor’s note: Few things can be more confusing or frustrating than feeding youth volleyball players. Major college programs have trainers who take care of it all, from...

Excited to team with Orange County Magazine  to help you set and keep your fitness goals As the year kicks off, this is a natural time for reflection and self-assessment. It is also an opportunity to set some fitness goals for the upcoming year. Unfortunately,...

Making plans for your child to attend summer camps for sports or a summer dance intensive? Many kids take the “Summertime, and the living is easy” route from a popular song. No worries about school, homework, projects or tests. Several other  young people test themselves...

Young athletes can be bombarded with many performance enhancing supplements that claim to build strength and assist in recovery. Use of some supplements can be clouded by lack of true scientific support, side effects, and financial cost. Like athletes have found for centuries, the quest...

I often hear teenagers and families asking about protein to help build muscle. Damaged muscles occur during exercise, and protein is an essential muscle component that can help with repair and rebuilding. Every day, athletic teens need 1.2-1.5 grams per kilogram of weight. Lower amount is...

 Looking for healthy post-game snacks? Here are sensible, low-cost, and good tasting healthy post-game snack options that kids and parents can all enjoy! Chocolate milk is a good-tasting, low-cost, and easy to find healthy post-game snack.  Chocolate milk is an awesome healthy post-game snack that provides adequate...

For the battle of best sports drink, in one corner stands water, in the other stands flavored sports beverages. Just as athletes go head to head,  these two heavyweights are competing for the designation of “best sports drink”. Even good ol’ Charlie Brown wants to know,...

Heat illness in athletes is 100% preventable. Read about essential pre-event planning, fluid access, schedule modifications and emergency action plans. Hot summer months combined with intense summer training camps present the greatest risk of heat illness, especially in the first week of practices.  Indoor athletes and...