teenagers Tag

Feeling down, stressed or anxious are all normal emotions for young people to experience. When these feelings persist for long periods of time or begin to interfere with work, study and social life, they may be considered part of a mental illness. If this sounds familiar, read on. Is it just me? If you’re struggling with mental illness, you’re not alone! Recent evidence shows that one in four people aged 15-19 years are currently living with a mental illness. Anxiety and depression have the highest prevalence among teens (AIHW, 2011). Where can I get help? If you think something isn't right, it's important...

For long term athletic development young athletes should start a structured strength & conditioning program early in their development.  The focus should begin with developing fundamental movement skills and over time (many years) taper down to emphasise more sport specific requirements, competition and success in competition.   The benefits to starting kids early are numerous and include increases in strength, overall health & wellness, reduced injury rates and improved sports performance. Sounds good to me! Research shows that resistance training/weightlifting is a relatively safe activity when compared to common sports such as Rugby, Soccer, Basketball and Athletics i.e. there are less injuries...