Tips To Avoid Common Fitness Injuries

Tips To Avoid Common Fitness Injuries

Staying fit is not always just about effort and motivation. Awareness is also key. Any fitness regimen can help you lose weight and stay healthy and fit. But there is also a certain level of risk for injuries. Fitness injuries are common and can happen to anyone. It can hamper your fitness program and make […]

Avoiding Common Running Mistakes

Avoiding Common Running Mistakes

Running can be a healthy and enriching exercise that would help people stay fit and trim. But as a habit, running should also be followed with the right methods and technique. Running mistakes can lead to undue physical injuries. Here are some of the common ones to avoid. Overexertion Some people, in an effort to […]

Limiting Your Childs Screen Time

Limiting Your Childs Screen Time

Screen time is the time spent by your child doing sedentary activities such as watching TV, playing video games, or surfing the net. If left unchecked, screen time will eat up the time your child should be spending physical activity. Healthiergeneration.org lists a few ways to limit your child’s screen time.Check your family’s screen time. Know how much time each family member spends watching TV, surfing the net or playing video games, and then set a limit for the whole family. You’ll be surpris…

Fitness and Your 13-18-Year Old

Fitness and Your 13-18-Year Old

Kids go through a lot of changes when they hit the teen years. They experience growth spurts, as well as number of other physical changes. They also experience peer pressure, and the need to be accepted. Activity level also declines at this stage, which is unfortunate because being physically active has many benefits. Regular physical activity helps teens maintain a healthy weight, and feel more en energetic. What’s more, regular physical activity helps fend off several diseases and medical cond…

Fitness and Your 6-To-12-Year-Old

Fitness and Your 6-To-12-Year-Old

Kids aged 6-12 are in that stage where they need lots of physical activity to gain strength and coordination. It is also the perfect age to build confidence and lay the foundations for a healthy lifestyle. At this age, kids are learning to control their activity level. 6-12 year olds should get plenty of opportunities to be active. They can participate in sports and game that are perfect for their age, interests, personality, and ability. Ask your kids for suggestions regarding activities that t…

How to Be a Fit Child

How to Be a Fit Child

Being young, kids don’t really need to think about things like fitness. You have your parents, pediatrician, teachers and your school’s health care people to do that. But even though you’re still small, you could also learn how to be fit this early on so you can carry this healthy practice until you grow up. Plus, being fit while you’re still a kid is cool! Why? Because you’re body is working so well, you always feel good, get sick less often and you get to play with your friends more often!Here…

Exercise for Kids

Exercise for Kids

Exercise and kids today don’t seem to go well together. More and more kids seem to shun physical activities and exercise. With today’s kids more likely to watch TV, play video games and go surfing over the Internet, less and less time is spent on important physical activities. And the end result has become fatter and unhealthier kids. The StatisticsThe latest statistics have been showing a grim reminder of this growing problem that not only affects the kids but their parents as well. In latest s…

Challenge Kids to Stay Fit

Challenge Kids to Stay Fit

Challenging kids to stay and keep fit becomes even more important for parents nowadays. With today’s kids living in a technological savvy world where almost everything can be done just by staying in one place, it can be hard to keep children physically active and stay fit. When kids want to be entertained, they have the TV to watch cartoons or that popular game console to play games with. Technology and Unhealthy KidsIn today’s world, it can be hard for parents to help their kids stay fit becaus…

Preventing Children's Sports Injuries

Preventing Children's Sports Injuries

The seemingly boundless energy of children make them likely candidates for injuries, most of which happen outdoors while they are at play. These injuries are what we call sports injuries. Sports injuries are somewhat hard to avoid because playing sports is a very fun and enjoyable activity for kids. In spite of these, certain precautions can keep your child away from broken bones and ugly bruises. Here’s how:Protective GearsMake sure your child wears a protective gear while playing his or her fa…

Promoting Physical Activity in Children

Promoting Physical Activity in Children

Everyone adores fat babies because they look really cute. With their chubby cheeks and protruding tummies, fat babies are absolutely adorable. When these babies grow up and enter childhood, their stocky build are still cute, but often, it is unhealthy, too. A fat body is closely correlated with physical inactivity. If a child is fat, he or she is also bound to be a physically inactive person. Physical inactivity will likely lead to coronary artery diseases, obesity, high blood pressures, and dia…