kids exercise 

Is 13 Too Young to Start Bodybuilding?

If you hear your kids saying "We're gonna pump (clap) you up" in the mirror while applying bronzer, flexing, posing and lifting weights you'd be afraid to even go near, it may be time for a body image intervention. "Today" reports youngsters a...The number of kids ages 6 to 11 joining gyms has doubled since 2005.

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 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.

Agility Ladders to Improve Your Child's Footwork

A mother of a 12-year-old boy approached me about helping her son improve his footwork in basketball. Overall, the boy does fairly well in all sports, but she felt his game would be better if he could move his feet faster. The 12-Year-Old Boy (let...

Cross-Training Tips for Kids Involved in Multiple Sports

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 helped clients to solve the problem. Problem Mr. Smith and his 15-year-old son came in looking for ...

Thinking About Orthotics for Your Child? Try This First...

Dear Reggie, My 11-year-old daughter Sophie is an avid downhill skier in the winter and plays competitive soccer in the summer. Lately she has been experiencing pain in her lower back and right knee. Sometimes the pain is intense enough to prevent h...

Keep Your Kids Active During March Break

Dear Reggie, I have three kids between the ages of nine and 13 starting March Break very soon. Most of their physical activity is completed during school recess, walking to and from school and the occasional playtime outdoors. They are a little shy ...

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 helped clients to solve the problem. The Problem A 13-year-old girl's mother wanted exercise advice...

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 skiers and snowboarders compete at the highest level for their country's pride and glory. My younge...

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 time he plays a game. If it's too cold in the arena I think he's going to have an asthma attack. If it'...

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 rate. Parents who are aware of the signs, symptoms and risk factors for developing type-2 diabetes ...

The Benefits of Playground Exercise for Kids

Fitness training can be broken down into components such as strength, power, muscular endurance, aerobic fitness, balance and flexibility. The traditional approach to training is to complete separate programs that focus on each of these, independen...

Playground Preparation 101: Dealing with Injuries

It is great that many parents and schools are promoting 60 minutes of vigorous daily activity for our kids. In the ideal situation, our kids will adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating and daily activity. Unfortunately, vigorous exerc...

A Seven-Step Home Fitness Program for Kids

I am often contacted by parents mystified about what to do when it comes to getting their kids active. "What program should I enroll Jimmy in?" or "How can I find time in our hectic schedule to take my daughter to another appointment?" It's unders...

Can the Wii Make Your Kids Fit?

Over the last decade active video games have been promoted as great tools to get your kids active and off the couch watching television. Many households have purchased Wii Sports and different dance competition games with the intention of getting t...

Fitness machine for video game addicts

If you can't beat 'em, make 'em work for it. That seems to be the sentiment of the inventors of Step2Play, an exercise machine aimed at kids who spend a lot of time playing video games. The machine links directly to the console of the play station, ...

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