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The Real Reason Schools Are Banning Tag—and Why It Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Parents

Banning tag. In an age when many believe our society has become too overprotective, it's one phenomenon that's sparked a lot of outrage. Schools o...

Should American High Schools Have Nap Time?

Sleep is essential to maximizing your potential as a human. More sleep makes us smarter, more motivated, more charismatic, stronger, faster, more coor...

Why Most Athletes' Recovery Priorities Are Completely Out of Whack

Every athlete is looking for their ticket to the top. The latest trend in which many young have become invested is recovery. Athletes are spending cou...

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 ...

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,...

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