Tag Archives: kids

Forget Family Movie Night. Try Family Move Night

Forget about Family Movie Night. Replace a sedentary evening with your kids with Family Move Night! Who needs the added calories of pizza and buttered popcorn while lying on the …

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What’s Scarier – Halloween Costumes or Leftover Candy?

Happy Halloween!  Today marks the unofficial beginning of the Holiday eating season.  If you’re like me, fighting the temptation to splurge daily on Snickers, brownies, kugel, and cupcakes from Halloween …

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Does Your Child Play Outside Often? You May Be Too Over-Protective

The 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card of Physical Activity for Children and Youth takes a landmark position on fitness for kids and active, outdoor play revealing that kids are not playing …

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What’s In Your Lunchbox?

Happy first day of school to students in Maryland and happy second week of school to most of the families in the D.C. area! Back-to-school time is the perfect opportunity …

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The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together

As highlighted on BBC News, along with eating a healthy diet, controlling your stress through quiet reflection and getting adequate sleep, exercise is probably the most important aspect of your …

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Summer Injuries in Youth Sports

According to Medical News Today’s “Young Athletes: Injuries and Prevention,” James R. Andrews, a former president of the American Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), states, “The United States has experienced …

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Can Exercise Really Improve Kids’ Health?

Can exercise really improve kids’ health? Yes!  As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and …

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Does America Have the Fittest Kids? No

The British Journal of Sports Medicine recently released a study concerning the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth across 50 countries.  The international research team was co-led by the …

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