Exercise


3 Ways to Help Kids Handle Stress

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Let’s look at ways to help kids handle stress. While we do not often think of stress and anxiety as it applies to kids, children are just as susceptible to the effects of stress as adults. Between school, after school activities and social pressure, kids can also suffer from anxiety and stress. Here, 3 ways […]

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Easy Ways to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Easy Ways to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Trying to stay healthy this holiday season will be no easy task. Eating well during the holidays can be difficult. However, it is definitely possible to stick to your healthy eating goals while still celebrating with friends and family. Keep reading for 3 easy ways to stay healthy this holiday season. Be Healthy This Holiday […]

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Your Child CAN Start Weight Lifting

Your Child CAN start Weight Lifting

If your child is interested in lifting weights or joining a fitness class, you might be wondering if it is safe for kids to lift weights. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, strength training is safe for kids 8 years and over. Strength or resistance training may involve free weights, weight machines, resistance bands […]

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Stay Fit this Fall: 5 Fun Activities for the Whole Family

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Let’s look at ways to stay fit this Fall. Fall is a fantastic time to keep up the activity level of summer. As the weather cools, there are many opportunities to get outside and be active. If you are struggling to keep the family active with the transition back to school, here are 5 fun […]

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Exercising in Hot Weather: How to Keep Kids Safe

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Let’s look at some tips for Exercising in Hot Weather. Summer is a wonderful time of year to exercise outside, but hotter temperatures also bring more safety concerns. If the body’s temperature regulation system becomes overtaxed, you or your kids could be at risk of developing a heat-related illness. Here, how to keep your family […]

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Too Much Exercise in Teens: What to Look For

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Is your teen getting too much exercise? Exercise has many positive benefits, but like anything, too much exercise is not healthy either. Compulsive exercise is defined by a person feeling compelled to exercise, instead of choosing to do so, and struggling with guilt or anxiety if unable to exercise. Defining an appropriate activity level for […]

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Ways to Help Your Kids Build Strong Bones

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Strong bones are important for kids, as children build about 40 percent of their bone mass between the ages of 9 and 14. Girls reach 90 percent of their bone mass by age 18, and boys reach 90 percent of their bone mass by age 20. Nutrition and physical activity have a large impact of […]

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3 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Exercise

Motivate Your Kids to Exercise

Let’s look at ways to motivate your kids to exercise. Current guidelines suggest that kids get at least an hour a day of activity. This hour is probably easily met with younger kids, who run outside at recess, play games and are generally active. However, as kids get older, the demands on their time increase, […]

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Ways to Exercise When Short on Time

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How can you exercise when short on time? Finding the time to exercise can be difficult. Work, family and other responsibilities can make it seem impossible to find sufficient time to exercise. Current recommendations suggest that adults get about 30 minutes of exercise a day. Here are three ways to fit 30 minutes of exercise […]

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Steps Towards Becoming a Physically Active Family

Becoming a Physically Active Family

Are you taking steps toward becoming a physically active family? Physical activity is integral to health, and there are many small steps you can take as a family to increase physical activity and improve your family’s health. Steps toward becoming a physically active family 1. Use What’s Available. Exercise does not have to be fancy […]

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