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Fitness for Kids & Teens

How to Prevent Teenage Obesity

While childhood and adult obesity are getting more attention lately, it’s easy to forget that teens can also be overweight. It’s not just a problem …

Healthy Eating Starts at Family Meals

All parents want their children to grow up to be fit, healthy, and strong. One way to ensure their well-being is to encourage your teenager …

Ice Skating with Your Kids 101

Families that play together stay together, or at least that’s how the saying goes. If you take some time to have fun together, it can …

Sports Psychology 101

Since so many of our articles and blogs are devoted to childrens’ problems and pathologies, I thought I would range outside of that territory to …

Scuba Diving for Kids – What You Should Know about It

Although it’s not usually written as such, “scuba” is actually an acronym. It stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, which sets it apart from …

Help! I’m raising a Pop Head!

A cold soda on a hot day, maybe one during lunch on the weekend. . . What is the problem? The problem is that one …

How to Inspire Kids to Embrace Exercise

As a parent, you want what’s best for your children. You want them to be healthy and happy. One way to ensure they’re healthy is …

Why Sports Are Great for Teens and How to Get Started

Teens get involved in a lot of things in high school. Some are involved in clubs and others are part of the band. There are …

Yoga and Martial Arts

In my practice I am often asked about exercise for kids and teens.  What age is exercise appropriate and what type of exercise is ideal …

How to Inspire Kids to Embrace Exercise

As a parent, you want what’s best for your children. You want them to be healthy and happy. One way to ensure they’re healthy is …

Reasons Why Children Should Avoid Fad Diets

It’s not unusual for adults to choose to go on fad diets in order to lose weight for a special occasion. While no one expects …

Nickelodeon Creates Kid Fitness for Wii

Great news for parents.  Nickelodeon has just launched a new product which provides kids with an innovative and fun way to help them kick-start a …

Nintendo Gets American Heart Association Stamp of Approval

Videogames have been criticized as one of the main causes of obesity in the United States.  Every year the U.S. spends millions of dollars on …