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  • Healthy Weights for Healthy Older Adults

    As we get older, our food and activity choices become even more important to our health. We are never too old to enjoy the benefits of improved nutrition and fitness.

  • Should My Child Lift Weights

    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?

  • Risks of Inactivity

    Researchers have been investigating ways to reduce our risk of chronic disease for decades. One big question: How much exercise is needed to prevent disease? The answer is at least 150 minutes per week.

  • Is Functional Exercise OK for Kids

    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.

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