Is your family in an exercise rut? Be an active role model for your kids with these five fun exercises you can do with them. Not only will you physically benefit from these exercises, but they are great for helping you bond and connect with your kids.Read Full Story
One of the best ways to get kids to exercise is by finding ways to get them active without making it feel like actual exercise. Thanks to video games and computers, today's kids live a more sedentary life, so it is more important than ever to get them moving whenever possible. From fun games to trampoline tricks and even yoga, here are 10 steps you can take to get your kids to play hard and thus get exercise without even knowing it!Read Full Story
Raising a healthy child in today's fast-paced and high-tech world can feel like a constant battle, but it doesn’t have to be! Parenting and nutrition experts share their top 15 ways to make small changes in your daily routine to help your child grow up strong and healthy. Watch out, world!Read Full Story
Do you find it really difficult to rouse your child off the couch to get some exercise? Studies show that more and more children are overweight — obese even. If you want to get your child excited about working out, have him try something on the creative side. From skateboarding to Wii fitness to yoga, these outside-of-the-box activities are more of a workout than you may have realized.Read Full Story
It’s simple when you think about it. We gain weight when we take in more calories than we burn. “It’s what we call a positive energy balance,” says Monica J. Mitchell, Ph.D., associate professor and pediatric psychologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, who has worked with more than 1,500 children and their parents in school-based, after school and summer programs to promote healthy eating, physical activity and water intake. Despite efforts to help kids get healthier, turning around the upward obesity trend is a challenge. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and SheKnows tackles the psyche aspect of kids tipping the scale.Read Full Story
It’s pretty much standard knowledge now that fitness is essential to a healthy life. As such, we encourage our kids to participate in sports and stay active -- and maintain exercise routines for overall fitness ourselves. Still, for some families, this fitness effort is piecemeal: Mom and dad do different things than the kids, and all of it needs to fit into the already crazy family schedule. But you can take family activity to a new level of fitness and fun by considering exercise a family activity that you do together.Read Full Story
You have an athletic teen -- but she seems to be prone to injury. You have a son who is on the edge of coordination and klutz. Which way will he trend? You understand how important fitness and exercise is to a healthy lifestyle and you want to promote regular physical activity in your child, but you seem to have some special circumstances. You might want to consider getting your child into a formal conditioning routine to strengthen his or her core and increase overall athleticism.Read Full Story
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