Finding Time to Be Active

See if this scenario sounds familiar—your child has come home from school with 2 hours of homework, including studying for a math test the...

Healthy Children Radio: The Importance of Recess

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends school children be provided recess each day. Growing evidence links recess to improved physical health, social skills and cognitive development. Pediatrician...

Making Fitness a Way of Life

Some school-aged children can’t wait to get home from school, stake out a place on the couch, and spend the rest of the afternoon...

Overcoming Obstacles to Physical Activity

There are many benefits of regular physical activity; however, people often have many excuses for not being more physically active. The following is information...

Physical Activity and Your Child’s Safety

Do you live in a neighborhood where you aren’t comfortable having your child play outdoors unsupervised? These days, millions of parents feel this way....

Weight Training and Lifting

Somehow, something got lost in translation when muscles changed from being used for gathering food to being a way of life and look.Weight Training...

Weight Training: Risk of Injury

Weight Training: Risk of Injury Strength training must be approached with caution and respect. Weights cannot be taken lightly (no pun intended). Old wives’ tales...

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