Tag Archives: kids health

Strength Training Fights Childhood Obesity

Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises — such as squats, push-ups and lunges — could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research suggests. Taking part in exercises …

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American Obesity is Rising in 7 States

Seven states in America had obesity rates among adults at or above 35 percent. This record number is an increase from five states in 2016. In addition to the increase, …

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Begin the School Year by Celebrating Recess

Happy first day of school to many students – and their families – within the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area! Are you celebrating the new school year by recognizing the importance …

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Overtraining May Hinder Athletic Performance

Now that summer is in full swing, many children – and adults – are making the most of the beautiful weather and are participating in numerous sports teams.  All that …

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Injuries in Youth Sports During Summer

Is your child following the FIFA World Cup? Have the games inspired him or her to up her soccer skills? According to Medical News Today’s “Young Athletes: Injuries and Prevention,” …

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Make New Friends By Improving Social Skills

In honor of Friday, May 25th’s, Tweens & Teens Think It, Move It for Students with Social Challenges program, I’d like to discuss the importance of social skills for children. Social …

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Bullying in the Special Needs Community

In honor of the end of Autism Awareness Month in April, let’s highlight bullying in the special needs community.  Whether face-to-face, nasty notes, harassing cell phone voicemails or cyber stalking, …

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Too much TV at Age 2 Leads to Teenage Health Risks

How much TV does your toddler watch? Too much TV now can affect them in their teen years. A new study released by the Université de Montréal’s School of Psychoeducation …

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