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USA Swimming updates list of seven deadly sins; adds three more

“The Seven Deadly Sins are those transgressions which are fatal to spiritual progress.” – deadlysins.com Pride Envy Lust Anger Greed Sloth Gluttony In the medieval period, the Catholic Church raised awareness of the Seven Deadly Sins using the sorts of direct communication means that we can only marvel at today. Scholars have often noted the oddity of stopping at seven, and wondered if we might not be able to identify three more, and just get the list to 10, because top-10 lists are awesome. USA Swimming has extensive experience extending… Read more USA Swimming updates list of seven deadly sins; adds three more

Do young athletes risk their future health when they eat saturated fat?

Can adolescent athletes really eat as they please, free from anxiety about the health impact of dietary saturated fat, sugar, refined grains, prepackaged foods, and the other elements of the modern diet condemned by USA Swimming’s consulting dieticians? Don’t the origins of cardiovascular disease begin at an early age and progress into adulthood, and isn’t dietary saturated fat intake associated with the development of cardiovascular disease? Here’s some typical research in this field: Increased body mass index measured during childhood and young adult life and increased blood pressure and decreased HDL cholesterol levels… Read more Do young athletes risk their future health when they eat saturated fat?

Nutrition for teenage athletes

Disclaimer: I am not a physician, metabolic researcher, or ‘nutritionist’ and make no claim to hold any certification in the field of human nutrition. I am a concerned parent raising two teenage athletes – one a swimmer, the other a baseball player – and I find that nearly all the expert nutritional advice circulated for teenage athletes appears to be written for sedentary adults. …I find that nearly all the expert nutritional advice circulated for teenage athletes appears to be written for sedentary adults. My goal is to discuss some… Read more Nutrition for teenage athletes