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Texas kids not so fit

According to the results of what is being called the largest test of its kind, kids in Texas aren't doing so well in the whole fitness and health area. More than two and a half million students were tested and the study found that the majority of kid...

Six health habits not to teach your children

Do as I say, not as I do...isn't that how the saying goes? When it comes to health and fitness, however, it's more like the family that eats right and exercises together stays healthy together. Role modeling is an important part of teaching kids life...

Cindy Crawford is human after all

Cindy Crawford is arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world. Even after giving birth to two children, the 41-year-old looks amazing. With that gorgeous head of hair, the well-placed beauty mark and that fabulous body, she's one hot mama a...

Facial yoga

The newest yoga trend doesn't require rolled mats or saluting the sun. You could do it while unloading the dishwasher, or if you're on your morning commute, or waiting in the carpool line to pick up the kids after school. And while it won't align you...

Kelly Osbourne rejects celebrity's skinny obsession

I've yet to meet a woman who isn't at least partially hung-up about how she looks -- or, more specifically, about how skinny she is (or isn't). While I understand that -- especially given the rising obesity rates -- it's important to eat well, and ex...

Chinese 8-year-old runs 2,200 miles

While I do my best to stay fit, I'm lucky if I can make it 2 miles without sucking wind and getting dizzy. What makes that all the more embarrassing is that this 8-year-old can outrun me -- by about 2,198 miles. Only July 3, Zhang Huimin started get...

59-year-old to play college football

Mike Flynt is not a young man. In fact, he's a grandfather -- a card-carrying member of the AARP. So how is it that he'll be seeing playing time this season as a linebacker for Sul Ross State? Apparently 37 years ago -- the last time Mike played for...

Working on their fitness: American kids and personal trainers

I had a personal trainer for about a month. It hurt and I still had cellulite and so I ditched the gym and just stuck with running. I really can't see any reason to visit a personal trainer except for: a) vanity and b) lack of personal willpower c) n...

Fit fun activities for the whole family

Spring is just beginning to melt through the remnants of old man winter here in the Rocky Mountains. This afternoon I had the pleasure of sitting outside in the sun with my youngest son Devon while we blew bubbles. Bubbles form big blowers, bubbles f...

Reduced TV time doesn't make your kids more active

In a recent study of more than 10,000 children aged 10 to 15, researchers found that reduced TV time doesn't effect a child's likelihood to exercise. This is a shame, as -- just in case you've been living under a rock -- hours spent watching TV or pl...

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 f...

Introducing That's Fit

There's a new blog in town: That's Fit, the newest member of the Weblogs Inc. family, brings you tips, tricks and news for healthy living every day. It's a great blog, and I'm not just saying that because Blogging Baby writers Larissa Brown, Kristin ...

Easy energy boost for busy moms and dads

No, not uppers. Something else, and something good for you in so many ways. For years now, my wife and I have been doing the Jorge Cruise Eight Minutes in the Morning program. Aside from the serendipitous weight loss (we did not do the diet plan part...

Miss Bikini America is a mom

CBS's The Early Show is running a series titled 'Cool Moms' featuring mothers who don't fit into the 'ordinary mommy mold'. She brought us the story of Jennifer Nicole, Miss Bikini America (who knew?), who says having children actually motivated her ...

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