As school returns to session and the days get shorter, it can be more challenging to ensure that your child is engaging in enough daily activity. But you don’t have to do it all at once — every bit counts toward the goal.
As summer comes to an end and the school year nears, take time to refocus your efforts as a family to ensure your children’s nutrition and physical activity habits are ready for the year ahead.
If you're an athlete, you can also provide your baby with the benefits of breastfeeding. With a doctor's guidance, most women can engage in sports or some other form of regular physical activity if they're breastfeeding.
Why are more and more teenagers less and less active? Perhaps it's the family pattern they "inherited." Offer these tips as starters to teens to get moving.
Your kids may want to lift weights, join CrossFit classes or do some other form of strength training. But is this a good idea for children, or will it harm their growth and cause injury?
Active kids need fuel for sports, school and everyday health, as well as normal growth and development. When young people are involved in competitive athletics, their need for power foods and fluids is higher than usual.
Functional exercise is fine for children and helps them to develop overall body strength while creating awareness for exercise and its many benefits. However, the only major difference between this kind is adults can use free weights or medicine balls, while kids should stick to body-weight exercises.
Four key nutrition tips to keep your teen athlete nutritionally balanced, energized and ready to play.
Whether your child is in preschool or high school, one thing is for certain: It is time for you to seize the remote and take control. Reducing the amount of time your child or teen spends with media will have a positive impact on his or her weight.
Want to encourage healthy weight for your whole family to prevent heart disease, cancer and stroke, all while having fun? Get outside and be active.
Be a role model for your kids by participating with them in activities both outdoors and indoors and encourage participation in group sports under the guidance of a coach or leader. Here are some ideas to get your kids (and you) off the couch!
When it comes to excelling on the playing field, what young athletes eat can make a huge difference.
For years, moms have been the unofficial point person in the kitchen, serving up healthy meals and teaching kids to eat right. But today, many dads are getting in on the action too. Here are five easy ways dads can make a difference.
Young people with a positive image of themselves feel more comfortable and confident in their ability to succeed. They don’t obsess about calories, food or weight. They have the energy they need to enjoy physical activity.
When it comes to fuel, the demands of high school ice hockey players are great. Consuming optimal foods and fluids both on and off the ice is essential.
Teens need somewhat more calories than when they were a bit younger with strenuous physical activity adding to the daily caloric intake.
Calcium-rich, bone-building foods like yogurt, cheese and pudding, and calcium-fortified soy beverages, tofu, juice and dark green vegetables are beneficial to your teen's development.
The best thing a young woman can do is understand her own body and stay healthy by eating a balanced diet and getting regular physical activity.
Want your kids to get active? Exercise with them. Show them that exercise can be fun instead of a chore.
Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.
Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.
To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
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