Beware The Energy Boosters

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently published guidance and warnings about the use of energy drinks. In summary, these high-caffeine risky beverages are not appropriate for youth and certain adult at-risk populations. Further, they are neither appropriate for pre- or post-exercise consumption nor as sports hydration during exercise or heavy physical activity. Read the official ACSM position at this link.

http://www.acsm.org/read-research/newsroom/news-releases/news-detail/2018/05/15/energydrinks

New Year, Healthy Kids

Research continues to show the direct benefit of exercise for our children’s physical and mental well-being. Exercise reduces childhood obesity and increases academic performance, according to study after study. Check out this link for summaries of 2 research projects which support this concept.

Exercise and Children: Better Brain Health, Less Obesity, Less Stress