How to Make Athletics Balanced & Fun

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Why is a balance in athletics important?
Air Date: 9/22/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Michael F. Bergeron, PhD, FACSM
BergeronMichael F. Bergeron, Ph.D., FACSM, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Youth Sports of the Americas, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Internationally recognized for his research and leadership in exercise-heat stress and youth athletic health, Dr. Bergeron co-chaired and is the lead author on the 2015 International Olympic Committee Consensus on Youth Athletic Development. He is a Fellow and past Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and served a four-year term as a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.

He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. and the Academic Advisory Board for the International Olympic Committee postgraduate Diploma Program in Sports Medicine. Dr. Bergeron serves as an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism and Journal of Athletic Training.

He also serves as Clinical and Scientific Consultant to the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) professional tour medical services and Heat, Hydration and Research Advisor to Major League Soccer (MLS).

Dr. Bergeron has worked with numerous youth, collegiate, and professional athletes and teams on appropriately and safely enhancing athletic capacity and resilience by providing individualized and sport-specific training and nutrition/hydration guidance, with a particular emphasis on preparation, competition, and recovery strategies in the heat and helping athletes to avoid exertional heat illness and injury.

Because of his recognized expertise and reputation among athletes, coaches and sport and sports medicine governing bodies, Dr. Bergeron has been regularly featured as the "go-to" expert resource on myriad national television and radio shows, as well as in numerous online and print media and publications.
How to Make Athletics Balanced & Fun
If you or someone you love is involved in athletics, you know how important it is to keep your health safe and your body injury-free.

You may also know the importance of getting your child involved in athletics at a younger age in order to help them seek the benefits of both physical activity and social interaction.

However, trying to keep athletics fun in order for your child to stay interested over the years can be a challenge.

Michael F. Bergeron, PhD, FACSM, shares how you can find ways to make athletics balanced and fun.