Sore Knees? It Could Be 'Growing Pains'

Dear Reggie, My 13-year-old son Jeffery is extremely active in sports such as basketball, soccer and tennis. Recently, he has been complaining of pai...

Diet and Exercise Tips to Help Your Child Gain Weight

Each week, personal trainer Reggie Reyes shares with us a child-related health and/or fitness concern that he's been approached with, and how he's hel...

How to Use the Olympics to Get Your Kids Motivated

The Olympics provide a great platform to get your kids moving and off the couch. My family loves to watch the figure skaters, hockey players, downhill...

Tips for Managing Your Child's Sports-Induced Asthma

Dear Reggie, My 13-year-old son (Brandon) has sports-induced asthma. He's crazy for sports, especially ice hockey and soccer. I get nervous every tim...

Case Study: Managing Weight During Puberty

I was once approached by a mother who was concerned that her 11-year-old daughter was overweight. She assured me that her daughter was active as she w...

Should Your Child Play More Than One Sport?

Dear Reggie, My 11-year-old-son, Jacob, is an ice hockey fanatic. He is on the ice three to five days a week and also plays road hockey for fun with ...

Identifying and Preventing Type-2 Diabetes in Kids

Type-2 diabetes is no longer a disease of the adult population. Unfortunately, kids as young as 10 years old are developing the disease at an alarming...

Overweight Kids at Risk for Type-2 Diabetes

Type-2 diabetes has historically been understood as a disease predominantly found in adults. It was once referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes...

A Skipping Routine to Keep Kids Fit

Skipping has been around for as long as any of us can remember. It was once a great pastime for kids before or after school and during recess. In this...

How to Prevent Heart Disease in Kids

Heart disease is a growing epidemic that affects more than 60 million people across North America. It is also known as cardiovascular disease. It come...

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