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2022 – If it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger!

It’s a wrap! 2022, another year that went by in a flash. What promised to be the “Back to normal” year didn’t turn out exactly as planned, but what does! It was a challenging but educational year for Proactiv Sports and the kids sports coaching industry in Singapore. We faced many obstacles and challenges, but […]

Swim To Become Smarter

Swim To Become Smarter

A study undertaken by Griffith University in Australia which involved 7,000 young kids from all over the world proved that children who participated in swimming lessons during these early years achieved a wide range of skills earlier than children who did not. More than a major factor in physical health, exercise brings about an endless […]

Why Kids Should Be Encouraged to Play Multi-Sports

Why Kids Should Be Encouraged to Play with Multi-Sports

According to a consensus statement by the International Olympic Committee, “Children who participate in a variety of sports and specialise only after reaching the age of puberty, for example, tend to be more consistent performers, have fewer injuries and adhere to sports play longer than those who specialise early.” Sports play a key role in […]

4 Ways on How Sports Teaches your Child Discipline

4 Ways on How Sports Teaches your Child Discipline

Teaching kids good behavior takes incredibly hard work and endless patience because we all know that it doesn’t happen just like that. When a parent feels that all these efforts go straight down the drain could get on his or her last nerve and trigger an angry response. According to a policy statement (Effective Discipline […]

Energy Drink, Sports Drink or Water? What’s best for your kid?

energy drink, sports drink or water?

While sports drinks are good go-to thirst-quenchers after a high-intensity activity, energy drinks on the other hand are definitely not advisable for children. A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that energy drinks, or any other drink with caffeine, should be off-limits to children and teenagers. That includes colas and coffee […]

Top 3 Reasons Why Kids Love a Sport

top 3 reasons why kids love a sport

According to a study by Professor Amanda Visek of the Department of Exercise Science at George Washington University in 2014, “The No. 1 reason kids play sports is because it’s fun.” however by the age of 13, 70% of kids who venture into sports eventually lose interest. Most of us will think of fun as […]

Is your child at risk? The Consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency

THE CONSEQUENCES OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

According to the Journal of Nutrition by the University of Oxford in 2015, 70% of children in general populations are Vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is a nutrient in which production depends mainly on sunlight exposure, Vitamin D levels in children are greatly affected by changes in lifestyle. Children today spend less time outdoors than […]

Is Your Child Moving Enough? Are you Assisting your Child Into a Life of Obesity?

Obesity is becoming a global issue. According to the World Health Organization, overweight children in South East Asia have risen by 150% in the last decade. An estimated 6.6 million young children under 5 years old are currently obese. (WHO, 2019) While not all overweight children go on to become overweight adults, obesity in adulthood […]