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Why sleep is very important for your young athlete?

Why sleep is very important for your young athlete?

First thing first, why more sleep may improve, in general, sports performance? Deep sleep, researchers say, helps improve athletic performance because this is the time when growth hormone is released. Growth hormone stimulates muscle growth and repair, bone building and fat burning, and helps athletes recover. Studies show that sleep deprivation slows the release of growth hormone. Sleep is also necessary for learning a new skill, so this phase of sleep may be critical for some athletes. Should we trust them entirely? YES, for sure. There are many, many studies sustaining the same results. Studies show that good sleep can...

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Myths and Tips About Dressing for Winter

Myths and Tips About Dressing for Winter

Why is it so important that kids are dressed warmly in winter, even when they insist, they don’t feel cold at all? Are we all being over-protective or is there something real about the warm clothing? Scientists determined that Rhinoviruses, the most common cause for colds, reproduce most effectively at temperatures just below the body’s 37 degrees Celsius. Which means keeping your child warm in winter will go some way towards keeping them healthy! So, what are the tips for best winter dressing? Base the outfit on light layers The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this rule of thumb for...

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Why White Noise is Important for Kids Sleep?

Why White Noise is Important for Kids Sleep?

Some people are lucky enough to be able to sleep even in the middle of a noisy party, but most of us struggle to fall asleep even when we hear the ambient sound of neighborhood, like the barking of our neighbor dog, for example. This could be also the case with our kids sleeping difficulties. Then, maybe it’s time to give it a try to white noise. What is white noise actually? In technical terms white noise can be described as noise whose amplitude is constant throughout the audible frequency range. White noise helps you relax and masks distracting noises...

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Ideal Gifts for active kids this Christmas

Ideal Gifts for active kids this Christmas

Do you have an overactive, restless child? Is he always running, jumping, riding and hacking? On the couch, on the desk, on the chair, on everything excepting the floor? That’s great! You have an athlete at home and a future sports super star.   Let’s say now it’s time to give your child something to work on and offer yourself a little break! Christmas is the time when everybody should be happy, isn’t it? How could a Christmas gift could make such a magic trick? Simple. Offer your athlete a gift that treasures his energy and makes him the champion of...

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How to design A Sleep-Friendly Bedroom for Your Child

How to design A Sleep-Friendly Bedroom for Your Child

Sleep is as important as nutrition! When kids get the sleep they need, they may have a lower risk of becoming overweight and developing diabetes as well as fewer learning problems and attention issues. New research explains how vitamin ZZZ may help children fight obesity, avoid colds, and succeed in school. It's when the body repackages neurotransmitters, chemicals that enable brain cells to communicate. Every living creature needs to sleep. Sleep is especially important for children as it directly impacts mental and physical development. It is the primary activity of the brain during early development. Circadian rhythms, or the sleep-wake...

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