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Balance: School and Sports

It's the time of year when students try to balance their studies and their sports.  It can be hard.  But as athletes know, just because it's hard or challenging doesn't mean it's impossible.



Here are our top tips on being a successful student-athlete:

1) Stay organized.

Find yourself stressing or feeling too busy?  Try keeping a planner or a calendar app.  Record any practices, homework, upcoming deadlines and activities.  You won't worry about forgetting anything, and it's all in one place--a time saver!

2)  De-stress.

Why do you love your sport?  No, seriously!  Let that love of what you do override any stress, worries, or fears you've accumulated throughout the day.  Enjoy your practices--be a confident student just like you're a confident athlete.  I've often noticed that after a crazy day, skating practice really made the me more calm and confident for the rest of the day..

3)  Stay healthy.
In a rush, it can be really easy to skip breakfast or a workout time, but all those choices affect your training and performance.  Drink lots of water and don't get dehydrated.  If need be, grab a quick healthy granola bar (we like Larabars).  And get enough sleep!  The more sleep you get, the easier school will be, and the better your performance in sports will be!

4)  Have fun!  Life is a blast if you make every day great!  Remember to keep a positive attitude--then everything will be so much easier!  And think about school this way:  the sooner you get your schoolwork and studies done (well), the sooner you get to skate and have fun!

Remember these tips for stressless sports and studies!  Be Bold!

Have any other suggestions?  Email us!

Which PeacePad™?

Are you trying to decide which PeacePad™ is perfect for you?  For some skaters, the original HIPeace™ is great for training, and the HIPeace™ Competitor® is best for competition.  For other skaters, the Competitor® can be perfect for practice.  Wondering what we'd recommend for you?  We've created this chart to help you choose your PeacePad™ based on your height and weight (and skating).  These are generalizations we've developed based upon our testing and customer feedback.  Check it out!



Your preference: If your height and weight are in the light blue area, choose your PeacePad™ based on the following:

Choose Competitor® (Performance Platinum) if you are smaller framed, have less muscle mass, take light falls, or fall occasionally. (Also great for discreet protection at a competition or event.)

Choose HIPeace™ (Kühn Blue) if you are larger framed, have more muscle mass, take hard falls, or fall frequently. (Great for training sessions, learning and practice.)

Still not sure?  Feel free to ask us for a personalized recommendation!

Skating S’mores (Healthy S’mores Recipe)

Skating S'mores

Every skater, especially every young skater just falling in love with the sport asks, “Mom, can I skate s’more?”  (I know—I said this often!)  There’s something about finding your sport and passion that makes you always want to do it “s’more.”

Speaking of “s’mores,” today is National S’mores Day!   We’re sharing this original recipe by LiveKühn’s Rachel, an alternative recipe for healthy s’mores!  They make a great dessert (or snack), especially since we’ve reinvented the graham cracker portion so they’re healthier!

Read more: Skating S’mores (Healthy S’mores Recipe)

Where Bold Athletes LiveKühn®

Where Bold Athletes LiveKühn: Canada, USA, France, Switzerland, Sweden, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia 

The best athletes choose the best protection and padding.  LiveKühn® has athletes all around the world who have trusted us for their figure skating pads, snowboarding pads, or protection for whatever they love to do.  We are proud to provide performance protection for the best in the world and those who aspire to be the best.

LiveKühn® athletes from around the world are becoming bold every day.  Hello to our customers from the USA, Canada, and Australia, bonjour to France, hallå to Sweden, hallo to Switzerland, 안녕하세요 to South Korea, こんにちは to Japan, 你好 to Hong Kong, and kumusta to Philippines.  Thank you for choosing LiveKühn!

Thank You!  Merci!  Tack!  Danke!  감사합니다!   ありがとうございました! 謝謝!Salamat!

Say Cheese for Chance to Win LIPeace™ Balm


Have you tried our amazing new LIPeace™ Lip Balm? Want to try it for free? Here's your chance! We want to see what makes you smile. Post a photo of anything that makes you happy on our Facebook page or Tumblr page using the hashtag #lipeacesmile, and you'll be entered to win. Easy peasy! But act fast: This contest ends April 14, 2014. Say cheese!