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Sports Carry-All Stows Your Important Stuff

The Armpocket Sport i-20 keeps your gear in place. Credit: Armpocket
Looks like you've got one less excuse to stay home from the gym. The Armpocket Sport i-20 is an eco-friendly, hands-free carrying system that fits all those pesky...
Looks like you've got one less excuse to stay home from the gym.

Grass-Roots Groups Plugging Into Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign

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, AP
Families at rest...

Amazing Mom: Leslie Nordin

Leslie Nordin crosses the marathon finish line, a race she did blindfolded. Credit: MarathonFoto
Amazing Mom: Leslie Nordin, who ran the 2009 Boston Marathon blindfolded to prove to her blind son, then age 4, that he can do anything. ...

High-School Running Champs Lose Crown Due to Illegal Undies

The Hereford High School Bulls lost their championship at the Baltimore County cross country races because one runner was wearing the wrong underwear. Credit: Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun
Victory goes to the fleetest, right? Not this...

Does exercise help pregnant women stop smoking?

One would think the obvious answer to that question is yes. One would surmise that exercise would help anyone stop smoking, right? After all, you're striving to do something healthy, sort of the opposite of smoking, by getting out there and running...

DailyDish - comfortable shoes

Make sure, no matter where you go or what you do with your kids, that you wear or bring comfortable shoes with good support....

Running while pregnant?

Can you run while you're pregnant? Sure, you probably CAN, but should you? I always have had that debate, both with myself and my OBGYNs. They generally hold that one should not run while one is pregnant. Ultimately, I've concurred with them and...

I know why they ban tag

Since I began writing for ParentDish, there have been a number of reports of schools that have banned the game of tag in the schoolyard. In fact, Jared's school does not allow any chase-type games. A lot of people don't get this -- after all, kids...

Getting in shape after baby (or anytime)

Last year, I started an exercise plan after realizing those pesky 5 pounds of remaining baby weight were not going to magically disappear into thin air. (Trust me, I tried the sitting on the couch and eating cookies method, and it did NOT work....

Paula Radcliffe runs through pregnancy

Paula Radcliffe is a British elite runner who holds the world record in the women's marathon. She is awesome and a force to be reckoned with. Her job, and her life, is running. Her husband is her running manager. When Paula became pregnant, running...

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...

Have your friends disappeared now that you've had a baby?

Social circles are so funny...and strange...and very real. I remember the people I hung out with way back when before I even thought about having a child. I barely know any of those folks any more, and the ones I do I see rarely. Back then I also...

Gym teacher attacks students

It seemed like a normal gym class for 5th graders at Pico Rivera Meller Elementary School -- until they crossed paths with a nutcase, and were attacked. The students were running laps, and in doing so, ran through another teachers' first-grade...

Breastfeeding is great...but I miss running!

I know there are many women out there that enjoy the ample "assets" that come with pregnancy and breastfeeding. I'm not one of them. Without going into too much gory detail, I already had more than enough in the boob area before I became pregnant or...

Papaku: Afterschool Play

A dozen young boys All playing different games Laughing together After school, Jared and his mates like to run around on the lawn outside the building. Yesterday, as I watched from the sidelines, I was struck by how they all had their own ideas of...

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