Category: teens

childhood

Fight Childhood Obesity by Encouraging Your Child to Strength Train

March 10th, 2020

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

Read More

Anxiety

Suffering in Silence with Anxiety

February 6th, 2020

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,

Read More

Learning On the Move - Live FB 2

Choosing a Summer Program for Your Child with Special Needs

February 3rd, 2020

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,

Read More

Should Students Be Allowed to Take a “Mental Health Day” From School?

October 24th, 2019

New York Times on September 12, 2019, “On July 1, a law in Oregon went into effect giving students five mental health days in a three-month period. In 2018, Utah changed the definition of a student’s “valid excuse” to miss a day to include an illness “which may be mental or physical.” “ Following the example of Oregon and Utah, under a bill filed in the Florida Legislature for the 2020 session, public school students would be allowed to cite the need for a mental health day as an excuse to miss school.

Teen Suicide is “Skyrocketing”

October 22nd, 2019

"Sadfishing"

October 17th, 2019

Is Your Teen Impulsive?

September 17th, 2019

Physical Fun Can Benefit Your Overweight Child’s Mindframe

August 13th, 2019

If Your Child Isn’t Getting Enough Sleep – He May Have Other Unhealthy Habits

November 27th, 2018

Make New Friends By Improving Social Skills

May 15th, 2018