Canada Athletics

How Athletic Pressure Can Harm Youth

Alyson Jones | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada
Alyson Jones

The human body is fascinating. It has been part of the human journey to understand and study how the human body works and achieves what it does. There...

Back to School: Preventing Concussions on the Playing Field

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

As kids head back to school, hoping to make this year's sports teams, University of Toronto public health professor and family doctor Ross Upshur is calling for stronger action to prevent sports-related concussion in children and youth.

Why We Shouldn't Force Our Kids Into Sports

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The message that we're sending to our children is loud and clear: we want you to excel at sports, so you'd better do it. We want to see you become an athletic star, regardless of your interest (and often skill level). Until we let go of our collective dreams of athletic super-stardom, of touchdowns and home runs, we will continue to negatively affect our children's psyches.

What Drives an Athlete?

Kristina Groves | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Living
Kristina Groves

What is it that makes some athletes persevere while others give up? What drives an athlete at all? It's of course impossible to know if an athlete will 'make it' until they actually do but, in my mind, the root of this perseverance is planted in four simple things: a love of the sport, the desire to improve, being satisfied with small, incremental improvements and patience. In a word -- grit.

How to Find Your Inner Athlete

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I know that becoming more athletic was part of how I managed to grow out of the unhealthy, unfit and unhappy teenage version of myself. I see this same pattern in many of my clients. The ones who have managed to make long-term lifestyle changes have all, in one way or another, found their "inner athlete." Here are some tips to finding your inner athlete.

Canada's Track Team Has Tough Challenge

CBC | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada

Predicting sport is a mug’s game. It’s the unpredictability that makes it exciting. But come August 3, when the track and field program begins at ...

The Spark Is Gone

Kristina Groves | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Living
Kristina Groves

Continuing to compete wouldn't be fair to those who support me or to my coaches and teammates or, most importantly, to myself. It took a healthy dose of brutal honesty for me to admit that no matter how I slice it, I always come back to the same thing: it is quite simply, sadly, happily, the end.

Happy Sports Day, Canada!

Nicole Forrester | Posted 11.17.2011 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

Is there a dollar amount that can be placed on the value of sports? I think not. Sport promotes learning capacity, confidence, resiliency and the empowerment of human excellence. As an athlete and doctoral candidate, I know first hand the power that sport has played in my life.

Moderation: The Key to a Fun and Healthy Lifestyle

Silken Laumann | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

Moderation in fitness and eating seems like an unlikely subject for a four-time Olympic athlete. There was nothing moderate about my 15-year training regime, or about my mental approach. But I also believe that many people have forgotten about fun in their search for a toned body.