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In this clip, Dr. Anne Moore and Dr. Heather Bergeson suggest that parents stay aware of the propensity toward burnout among youth athletes who play just one sport, especially year-round. They advise taking time off from a sport if the athlete starts to feel burnt out, but also call for those athletes to stay active and exercising, whether through playing different sports or just through workouts, as it is important for them to stay fit throughout their lives, regardless of which sports they play.