Fitness

Goal-keeping tips for kids

We have great tips for wannabe goalkeepers from Danny Terry, who was 18 when he started playing football. He now trains with Albion Rovers so it’s safe to say he’s caught up. – Quick feet is what yo continue reading...

Sitting is the new smoking

The gym classes, the new juicer, the cardio apps – it’s all so old school. The thing now is to stand up. Lose the chair, gain fitness If you sit a lot, then more exercise time doesn’t make up for continue reading...

Quick fitness drills for parents

One particularly numbing week I spent a whole Saturday watching slalom kayaking and the following Sunday dashing between two football tournaments – this on top of mid-week tennis chauffeuring. Many p continue reading...

Sports injure, sofas kill

What's a broken ankle anywayA protective parent is a good parent, no? There’s a great deal of maternal anxiety about sharp tools, about speed and about general shenanigans off the ground – in tre continue reading...

The anti-helmet argument

The case for bike helmets isn’t cut and dry. Personally I don’t like the smugness that often goes with purchasing safety kit. Ticking a box which says safety is very different from increasing safety. continue reading...

Toddler parkour over organised sport

You can build everyday sports skills without equipment or lessons. There’s an industry around parents telling them to sign their children up for endless classes – promising to set their offspring up continue reading...

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