The holidays are hectic and stressful for everyone, but for people coping with the loss of a loved one, the strain of the holiday season—a time when family togetherness and traditions are the focus—can seem overwhelming. Their emotional anguish can be especially poignant in that first holiday season after their loved one’s passing.
The holiday season is upon us—though for some people, that season keeps getting larger and larger along with their waistlines. Nowadays it seems “the holidays” begin with the opening of that first bag of Halloween Candy and continue right on through the Super Bowl with all its associated snacking. With nearly a third of the year now lumped under the “holiday” heading, it’s no wonder we’re packing on the pounds!
As a youth sports coach, the years might pass by but the same questions seem to arise when working with players and parents. The top three questions that seem to come forward are:
1. How should we decide what level of competition/practice is appropriate for my child?
2. Should my child play and focus on one sport only?
3. How much time should my child be playing to achieve his/her goals?
With 2018 just a month away, it’s time to start thinking about those New Year’s resolutions and a perfect time to re-evaluate your personal fitness goals. If you’re a novice runner, an advanced runner, or even a member of a local gym, the approaching New Year is a great time to set short- and long-term goals for yourself. Whether it’s for weight loss or to improve your 5K run time, personal goals will keep you on track. Here are five tips for maximizing your resolutions this year: