Category Archives: sports

Hydration and the Young Athlete

Fall sports are in full swing and youth athletes of all ages are busy with both school and activities. With tight schedules and cooling weather, kids in youth sports often overlook the importance of proper hydration. When the body loses excess fluids during activity, both health and performance will suffer. Losing as little as 2% of body weight can lead

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Does My Young Athlete Need Supplements?

Registered Dietitian Connie Liakos, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, is available to counsel child and teen athletes from the Portland metro area.  She has worked with all types of athletes from recreational to elite competitors. She is board certified as a sports science dietitian. The widespread marketing of sports supplements makes it seem as if athletes will benefit from extra vitamins, minerals,

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