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Even Young Athletes May Not Get Enough Exercise, Study Shows

Too much time is spent sitting, rather than playing during sports practices, a new study shows. Credit: Corbis
Kids are so busy these days. After-school schedules are are filled with hours of sports practices and homework. Weekends are packed...
Only about a quarter of children playing organized sports are getting the amount of exercise recommended by the government during team practice, the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine reports.

How to Prevent Sports Injuries

To avoid injury, have kids take some time off their primary sport throughout the year. Credit: Corbis School is back in full swing, and for many kids that means sports are, too. While athletics are a great way for kids to get some...School is back in full swing, and for many kids that means sports are, too. While athletics are a great way for kids to get some fresh air, exercise and relieve stress, increasingly they are a source of injury, too.

A Childhood Without Sports: How Bad?

"Sports are not for every child," says a mom next to me on the playground bench, as her son watches a ball whiz past him and roll to a stop in the sandbox. "What if a child is simply disinclined to be competitive? And why..." she leaned in closer...

Family fitness attempts are working!!!

I have written here at Blogging Baby, on and off for the past year and a half, about my family's fitness efforts, and my oldest son in particular. Sam, almost 13, started running on his own this summer, and then swim practice started up again. This...

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