Peak performance begins with maximum health, knowledge building, and effective strategies.

Physical activity, nutrition, and a good training plan works together in achieving and maximizing a healthy athletic performance.

Whether exercising during practice sessions or preparing well-balanced meals before, during or after competition contributes to overall health and well-being of young athletes. Regular physical activity and proper nutrition not only promotes bone strength and muscle endurance, improves self-esteem and self-confidence, and have a positive impact on mental health, but it also reduce risk of childhood obesity, negative behaviors, and various sports injuries.

Generally, youth athletes requires more of everything compared to non-athletic adolescents to support growth and development and to meet their overall nutritional needs. These needs includes the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fats, and a sufficient quantities of vitamins, minerals, and water. Nonetheless, youth athletes who practice well and who routinely eat a healthy, balanced diet throughout the week will be able to perform at their best. The timing of fluids, meals, and snacks on days that athletes exercise and compete will greatly influence how they feel and will give them that competitive edge.

Overall, running is a great physical activity for promoting good health and self-confidence. It helps build strong bones and muscles, contributes to fitness, and lends itself to personal goal-setting and personal best accomplishments.