With many states ordering families to stay inside except for essential needs, families will be spending a lot of time together. So, today, the focus of my blog today is the importance of family. Family is the most important aspect of society. Family is not only the basic societal building block, it also provides invaluable
Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19). Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and
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 that cause muscles to contract, and strengthen muscles and bones, was found to reduce children’s body fat percentage. The findings also suggests an increase in
Today, I am proud to showcase a guest article from a community partner of Fitness for Health. Dr. Carey Heller, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and founding partner at The Heller Psychology Group, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD/executive function issues and co-occurring disorders including anxiety. Thank you,
It is never too early to begin researching summer programs for your child with special needs. Since all children are different, summer program experiences can vary. And, choosing a summer program for your child with special needs can seem overwhelming. Summer program options are as plentiful and unique as your child’s interests and abilities. So,
Parents who homeschool their children may think putting them into organized sports and physical activities keeps them fit, but a study states that kids may need more physical activity.
Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage.
One of the happiest – and most stressful – times of the year is right around the corner. Although the Holidays are known as the time of the year when families get together to catch up, dine and tell one another how much they care for each other, the Holidays also bring cramped parking at
Everyone looks forward to Thanksgiving and the holidays for its wonderful food, family get-togethers and exciting football games. Thanksgiving and the holidays are also a time to reflect on the previous year(s) and to be grateful for the people who have bettered our lives. Today’s blog will focus on why I am thankful this year.