Excited to team with Orange County Magazine  to help you set and keep your fitness goals As the year kicks off, this is a natural time for reflection and self-assessment. It is also an opportunity to set some fitness goals for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, many...

Young athletes can be bombarded with many performance enhancing supplements that claim to build strength and assist in recovery. Use of some supplements can be clouded by lack of true scientific support, side effects, and financial cost. Like athletes have found for centuries, the quest for better...

I often hear teenagers and families asking about protein to help build muscle. Damaged muscles occur during exercise, and protein is an essential muscle component that can help with repair and rebuilding. Every day, athletic teens need 1.2-1.5 grams per kilogram of weight. Lower amount is for endurance athletes,...

 Looking for healthy post-game snacks? Here are sensible, low-cost, and good tasting healthy post-game snack options that kids and parents can all enjoy! Chocolate milk is a good-tasting, low-cost, and easy to find healthy post-game snack.  Chocolate milk is an awesome healthy post-game snack that provides adequate fluids and...