Navigating Postpartum Depression

The arrival of a new baby can bring on a whirlwind of emotions. From feeling joy and excitement to being overwhelmed, having some anxiety, and even experiencing some sadness—it’s a rollercoaster ride of emotions for parents. While it’s normal to experience a range of emotions after having a baby, it’s essential to recognize when something…

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Mar 11, 2024 / Safety

Brain Injury Awareness

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as damage to the brain resulting from external mechanical force. Brain function is temporarily or permanently impaired, and structural damage may or may not be detectable with current technology. Even after an…

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Feb 21, 2024 / Nutrition

Sports Hydration & Meal Timing

Proper hydration and fuel timing are important for sports performance.  Without the right nutrients or even water loss as little as 2-3% of an athlete’s body weight can decrease athletic performance.  Creating a plan for hydration and balanced eating before, during, and after exercise is…

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Dec 14, 2023 / Teens

Seasonal Depression in Teens and Children

Seasonal depression, a type of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is depression that occurs during the same season every year. It is most common in the fall and winter months when the days are shorter and there is less sunlight. Like adults, children and teens can…

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Nov 29, 2023 / Nutrition

Sports Nutrition Guidelines: Macronutrients & Micronutrients

When talking about sports nutrition for young athletes, most parents have questions about the types of foods their kids and teens should be eating to maximize their performance. In general, young athletes need slightly more protein than their nonathletic counterparts. This is because they’re building…

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