kids fitness 

GeoPalz Activity Tracker

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Who said using a pedometer was just for parents? Kids need exercise, too, and the GeoPalz Activity Tracker will have them begging to get moving.
The pedometers come in cute and cool styles --...

Can't Get Your Kid to Lose Weight? Try Swimming

Dear Reggie, My 13-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter are both overweight. Their doctor recommended I put them on an exercise routine and get them involved in sports. After showing them some exercises to do at home and trying to get them to play...

A Fitness Plan to Prepare Your Kids for Summer 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 Joanna came in with her 12-year-old son, who is an...

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 was involved in dance classes several times a week and played with her friends during recess. She...

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...

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 day and age, as parents are reluctant to let their kids play outside on their own with friends,...

Are Pedometers Effective in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity?

A pedometer is a portable device that records the number of steps taken or the distance covered in a given period of time. It is usually clipped onto the waistline of your clothing in line with your knee and worn throughout the day to measure your...

Bad Phys. Ed. Teachers Can Turn Kids Off Fitness For Life

The gym teacher has always gotten a bad rap in pop culture. From Billy Bob Thornton's sadistic Mr. Woodcock to Glee's cold-hearted cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, phys. ed. instructors are often depicted as mean and monstrous figures who scream...

Do Fit Kids Get Better Grades?

I once trained an 11-year-old boy who was overweight and a little on the shy side. We met twice a week and completed resistance exercises using his own body weight, resistance bands and medicine balls. We trained outside and ran up hills and stairs,...

Childhood Obesity Not Improving: Time for Action

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Over the last several decades, research findings have continued to verify the rising rates of childhood obesity around the world. Study after study has revealed the health of our youth deteriorating right before our eyes. At the end of...

How to Get Your Kids Active for 60 Minutes Per Day

As part of the solution to North America's growing obesity epidemic, it is highly recommended that our children complete 60 minutes of vigorous activity on a daily basis. Along with eating a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and...

Activities to Keep Kids Fit Over the Holidays

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The holidays are fast approaching and for those of you who are not so fortunate to be on an island getaway, keeping your kids active and entertained throughout the holiday season can be a challenging venture. I approach the holiday...

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...

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