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Kids' fitness

  • Fitness is free

    Fitness is free

    What’s the link between sports success and money spent? Some sports are expensive from the get-go. If you see ponies, laser boats or 125cc go-karts on your kids’ wish list, it's a red flag. That's the firing shot for a...
  • Love your feet!

    Love your feet!

    The Team Magnus motto is sports injure, sofas kill. Your body is perfectly equipped to restore itself after injuries. But one risk zone happens to be away from our line of vision.... Man vs cheetah Human feet are complex, composed...
  • Running as fitness tool

    Running as fitness tool

    Since the first Olympics great runners have been god-like. Leonidas of Rhodes won the race in armour and shield (kitted out in bronze...) as well as flat sprints in several early Olympics. Ageas won a a 3500m race in the...
  • Vegan diets for kids and teens: Do’s and don'ts

    Vegan diets for kids and teens: Do’s and don'ts

    It takes elite resolve to cut animal products from your diet. If you’ve already taken this step, you have my admiration. Of course, eliminating meat doesn’t mean you are automatically healthy. You can stuff yourself with takeaways, French fries and...
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Junior sports

  • Craziest substance abuse in sport

    Craziest substance abuse in sport

    Strap your seatbelts for a short history of substance abuse in sports. It’s hard to believe what’s been seen as performance-enhancing over the years. Famously Dorando Pietri was disqualified after crossing the London 1908 marathon finish line first, because he...
  • Highs and lows of cannabis in sport

    Highs and lows of cannabis in sport

    If you imagine a drowsy and relaxed cannabis-smoker, then you’re probably not thinking of a pro athlete. Your stereotype is partly true, but moderate dosage and willpower can overcome some side effects - especially for the personality type which becomes...
  • Olympics 2020 - sport is the bet which always pays off

    Olympics 2020 - sport is the bet which always pays off

    Tokyo 2020 - these super humans have endured the hardest training sessions, made the ultimate sacrifices, and gone through dizzying highs and lows.  A lot more people will place 10th or 20th than on the podium. Some had to pull...
  • Are  e-sports legit?

    Are e-sports legit?

    Defining what’s a sport can be tinged with superiority and favouritism! Wait billiard? Is that even a sport? What about darts? Or e-sports? Or car races? Or hunting? They very often don’t look very athletic. So, why are so many...
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Motivating kids

  • Team sports: workshops for social skills

    Team sports: workshops for social skills

    Sure, team sports are great for fitness, skills, competitiveness and new experiences. But they also offer kids an awesome workshop for social skills. To show why playing in a team with your peer greep is so valuable, first of all...
  • Sports Gifts for Teenagers on a Budget

    Sports Gifts for Teenagers on a Budget

    It’s goodbye to half the fun this winter as contact is not allowed in most sports. No live spectators, no fixtures, and gym restrictions... Now is the time to find that inner determination you need in the last minutes of...
  • Siblings: How to Harmonise Skills Gaps

    Siblings: How to Harmonise Skills Gaps

    Holiday happiness doesn’t depend on the amenities of the hotel, the size of the rental car or the amount of sunshine. It depends on your children’s ability to play together. If your sports nut older son is stuck with a...
  • Can You Trust Your Kids with Boats?

    Can You Trust Your Kids with Boats?

    “Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING–absolute nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” This is Ratty’s poetic words of advice to Mole in Wind in the Willows. How to promote children from passengers to...
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Outdoor apparel

  • Kids' wetsuits for cold water - the science

    Kids' wetsuits for cold water - the science

    Nothing beats a refreshing dive into a crystal clear lake!  But remember, all the conventional ways in which our amazing bodies regulate their body temperature are extremely inhibited in water. They’re almost nullified. That jeopardises how alert and strong you...
  • Winter Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids

    Winter Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids

    The right kit keeps kids outside for longer. Regardless of the activity, you’re likely to go at a slower pace than you would do without kids, assuming they are beginners. So make sure your own patience isn’t impacted by cold...
  • Summer Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids

    Summer Sportswear & Apparel Guide for Kids

    Even in milder weather parents need to plan. Beach play, full-on water sports or long bike rides all require back-up changes of clothes. But don't let that stop you! Life is more fun when you’re not scared of getting wet...
  • A Guide to Base Layers for Kids

    A Guide to Base Layers for Kids

    Southern Europeans love a huge chunky overcoat for themselves and their kids – “Bring on winter weather!” This is only good if your idea of a great day out is standing at bus-stops. But kids love a good run-around any...
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Active living

  • Recharging: How to dose your daylight

    Recharging: How to dose your daylight

    Staying outdoors is just as important to your health as being active.  We’ll cover some well-known risks of strong sun later, but first the positives: As you go through your childhood and teens, daylight is a literally brilliant way to...
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