All over the world, no matter what the season is, toddlers are mostly spending their time strapped on car seats or plopped in front of the TV as we—their parents—get on with our busy schedules. This doesn’t help in their developing motor skills, nor does it help in strengthening their heart, muscles and lungs. This might also set them up for an inactive lifestyle and even obesity as adults, which is widespread in the US.
On a previous article, eating disorders in gymnasts has been introduced. The reasons why gymnasts are affected by this condition, more than ballet dancers and figure skaters, are also discussed. With all that over, let us now get familiar with the types of eating disorders on gymnasts.
Countless times we have watched a gymnastics competition, or maybe we have heard of it, especially from the previous Rio 2016 Olympic Games and with Simone Biles or Laurie Hernandez making such noisy names right now. We often get awed once the almost perfect scores are printed on the screen or announced, but do we really know how the gymnasts garnered these points?
Carbohydrates is always listed as the most important energy sources for athletes, may it be according to a renowned athletic group, a renowned athlete, a coach, a dietitian or a nutritionist. No matter if our athletic child is a gymnast, boxer, or figure skater, this energy source is so important because it provides their muscles with the fuel they need to work at their best. Including healthy carbohydrates into their sports nutrition diet could help them run, jump, or dodge faster.
Lauren Hernandez, nicknamed Laurie, is one of the members of USA Gymnastics Team’s Final Five together with the legendary Simone Biles. She won a gold medal in the recently-concluded Rio Olympics 2016 and as if that wasn’t enough, last Tuesday she was also hailed as the Dancing with the Star’s season 23 champion.
2017 USA Gymnastics was announced to be hosted by Milwaukee next year, particularly at the Wisconsin Center and BMO Harris Bradley Center.
As parents of distracted children, such as those with ADHD or autism, we often wonder how we could contain our children’s excessive energy. We also ask ourselves a lot more questions like should we use only pharmaceutical help? Should we follow special diets or let them take nutritional supplements? Do they need to be disciplined more? Is there an outlet we could teach to our child so he could release his energy there while at the same time being beneficial to him and his condition?
Aside for our young athlete’s physical health, their mental health is also important for them to be able to perform stunningly in their chosen sports, particularly in gymnastics. If a child is very shy and feels inferior most of the time, in a sport competition, she would not succeed. She has to have the confidence of one Simone Biles to help her thrive on her chosen sport.
Today, October 10, the 2016 FIG World Cup series concluded the World Challenge Cups in Artistic Gymnastics at Szombathely, Hungary.