Posted on 12/29/2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

’Tis the season to think of all the treats we’ve consumed and vow to be better in the new year.

And while most of us are extremely unlikely to become elite athletes, a new book about that process is at least thematically appropriate for those resolutions.

The Best: How Elite Athletes Are Made, which came out at the beginning of the month, is a collaboration between sports scientist Mark Williams and sports writer Tim Wigmore.

Planet Money shared some of the book’s key takeaways for how to raise an athletic superstar (or at least an above-average competitor) in its recent newsletter.

Head to NPR’s website to learn specifically how birth order, birth month, and hometown play key roles in nurturing the greatest athletes.

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