Category Archives: Fitness

The 5 Benefits of Playing Tag

Tag is a game that many of us played growing up. When my kids were younger we enjoyed playing tag or other chasing games. When my kids were toddlers they loved it when I chased them through the house trying … Continue reading

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Four Stretching Exercises to Add to your Daily Routines

Many of us do not spend enough time stretching even though we know the many benefits. Adding a variety of stretching exercises to your daily routines can help reduce stress, ease lower back pain, improve circulation, and increase mobility. I … Continue reading

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These 3 footwork drills will improve your basketball game

Developing good footwork is important to being successful on the basketball court. Most players do not spend adequate time working on proper footwork. Players who do not practice footwork have a tendency to travel which takes away a scoring opportunity … Continue reading

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Four Jumping Exercises to Improve Athleticism

Many of our children are involved in sports. We want our children to have fun and succeed in their activities. Many times the kids are working on sport specific skills. Coaches do not have the time to incorporate athletic skill … Continue reading

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Core Muscular Endurance and Children

A recently released study found that a 6 week core strengthening program improved muscular fitness in school aged children. The results of the study suggest that it may be desirable for children and adolescents to perform moderate to high intensity … Continue reading

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Starting the New Year Right

Yesterday was a great start to the new year. I spent the day with my family. We enjoyed playing a new board game in the morning. In the afternoon I played basketball with my kids. We had a great time … Continue reading

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Exercise Improves Insulin Sensitivity

New research came out which found that exercise training in adults with pre-diabetes helps to improve pancreatic beta cell function.  This means that exercise helped improve insulin sensitivity in people who are pre-diabetic. The participants in the study exercised 5 … Continue reading

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Pre-school Children’s Attention Improved with Exercise

New research found that preschool children benefit from a single bout of exercise. The researchers examined the effects of a 30 minute exercise session on cognitive function. The results showed the exercise sessions improved the preschoolers ability to pay attention. … Continue reading

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Does your home environment promote physical activity?

A recent study found that the home environment is an important influence on the sedentary behavior and physical activity in children. What the researchers found from observational studies was that the role of the parent was important on influencing the … Continue reading

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Go Outside and Play with your Kids

Summer is winding down. It is time to get outside and enjoy time with your family. If your kids are like mine they want to play when we go outside. Here are a couple of different tag games you can … Continue reading

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