Exercising every school day for 40 minutes in a regimen that includes flexing a few mental muscles increased test scores in elementary school students. Credit: Getty Images In one class, you run mathematical equations. In the next, you...Study blurs the line between physical educaton and other classes.
Watch Video Related to Hispanic ExerciseHispanics don't exercise all that much in their spare time, a new study finds. Credit: Getty Images After a grueling day of intense, physical, back-breaking labor, you know what you need? A ...Kids' activities, at least during leisure time, mirrors that of adults.
Watch A Related Video to This ArticleDiet habits are worse among new parents. Credit: Getty Images Babies add so much to their parents' lives -- love, compassion and, oh, yeah, extra pounds. A new study out of the University of...Study shows young, new parents take in more calories than their peers who don't have kids.
Click here to watch how the families in our Healthy Families Challenge are staying fit! "Let's Move!" has an ad campaign running that should be called "Let's Lie!" A mom is in the kitchen when her daughter, age about 11, calls down from the ...Tricking kids into a minute of exercise isn't going to end childhood obesity.
Michelle Obama discussed the Let's Move! campaign on the "Today" show on Feb. 9, 2011. Credit: Peter Kramer, AP Photo/NBC Universal, Inc. Today marks the first anniversary of Let's Move!, the comprehensive initiative launched last year...The first lady says she wants kids to understand that "exercise" is just a code word for "play."
Kids should exercise to strengthen their muscles and bones three times a week. Credit: Getty If your kid has been asking to lift weights but you've been afraid to let him because of safety concerns, you may want to ease up on your anxi...New research says lifting weights won't stunt a kid's growth.
Too much time is spent sitting, rather than playing during sports practices, a new study shows. Credit: CorbisKids are so busy these days. After-school schedules are are filled with hours of sports practices and homework. Weekends are packed wit...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.
Although childhood obesity is rising at an alarming rate, many school districts are minimizing physical activity. Credit: Yuri Gripas, AFP/Getty ImagesIn an ironic turn of events, schools are now getting in trouble for skipping gym class. Acc...According to a ruling this week by the California Court of Appeals, parents can take their children's public schools to court to force them to provide the minimum amount of physical education required under state law.
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Be it beach scene, or yoga-posing bears, Yogamatic's custom mats help get you moving. Credit: Yogamatic.comWe hate to tell you this, but that baby weight? It ain't going away by itself. Even if you're one of the genetically blessed who manage...Customized yoga mats make holding those poses much more fun.
Take the difficulties of family life one day at a time, says Tony Little, with wife Melissa and their twins, Cody and Chase. Photo courtesy Tony LittleTony Little has made it his business to push Americans to get in shape, but when it comes to...The fitness guru is known for whipping Americans into shape, so why did he let his own son get overweight?
Sporty? Try sugary. Credit: Getty ImagesYour kid comes off the soccer field, sweating and tired. He walks over to the vending machine to get a drink, but instead of hitting the soda button, he goes for a sports drink, opting for what he thinks i...
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Junior rangers Isabella Davis, left, and Paige Owens, and first lady Michelle Obama and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., participate in a mountain stretch during a Let's Move program outside Las Vegas June 1. Credit: Isaac Brekken, APFamilies at rest ...