Fear of missing out is hurting youth sports

The professional sport model has been creeping into the youth sport ranks for many years. It's almost to the point where nostalgic youth sport memes are all that is left of what older coaches and parents remember from their days as young athletes. We still have movies depicting idyllic summers of sandlot baseball, gritty youngsters 'stepping up' to overcome numerous non-sport challenges, and stories where sport is used as a metaphor to shape and later solve any number of social dilemmas. Read more...


Dietary sugar comes from lots of different sources

Most people know that excess sugar is not good for them but not many are really aware of where dietary sugar actually comes from. It's not just the sugar we know about in things like candy, cakes, and drinks. Sugar is everywhere in our diets. In fact, it's an important part of our diet. The big misunderstanding though is thinking that as long as we don't add sugar to the things we eat and drink then we're not really getting dietary sugar. This is wrong. Read more...


Who won the Malaysia Games? Selangor, but Terengganu is the real star of the show!

The recent Malaysia Games competition (SUKMA) in Ipoh marked the first time that the winner of a multi-sport competition changed depending on which scoring method was used. In all of our previous analyses the team with the most gold medals won. Whether the popular gold medal count or the USSA Malaysia 5-3-1 point system was used the result was the same, until the recent SUKMA that is. This is the first time the team with the most gold medals and the team with the most points were different. Read more...


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