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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...

Online Health and Fitness Resources for Parents

Dear Reggie, I have two kids in need of your help. According to our doctor, my 12-year-old daughter, Ashley, is a little overweight. I've recently noticed that she is self-conscious in certain situations at school. She often asks me questions about...

Too Busy For After-School Sports? Backyard Fitness Keeps Kids Healthy

Dear Reggie, We are busy working parents of three wonderful kids between the ages of five and nine. Our kids do not play on any sports teams outside of school. By the time we finish work, race through traffic to pick them up on time from daycare and...

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...

How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Child's 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. Problem: A mother of a 13-year old boy approached me concerned...

Sore Knees? It Could Be 'Growing Pains'

Dear Reggie, My 13-year-old son Jeffery is extremely active in sports such as basketball, soccer and tennis. Recently, he has been complaining of pain in his knees just under his kneecaps. As soon as he starts to play any sport, his knees hurt and...

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...

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...

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...

Overweight Kids at Risk for Type-2 Diabetes

Type-2 diabetes has historically been understood as a disease predominantly found in adults. It was once referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes. Apart from a family history of the disease, one of the...

Finding Your Child's Target Heart Rate Zone

I often have parents come to me for help with their teenager who is overweight. They assure me their child exercises on a regular basis and eats relatively well. My first line of questioning typically reveals the need for stress management, better...

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,...

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