Monthly Archives: August 2013

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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These 4 simple exercises can reduce your risk of knee injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries have increased 400 percent over the last 10 years. The ACL is the most important of the four ligaments that connect the bones of the knee joint in order to stabilize during normal and athletic … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter and Yogurt Dip

Peanut Butter and Yogurt Dip  My 12 year old daughter made this yesterday.  It was a healthy snack that everyone enjoyed and she could prepare it all by herself. Makes ¾ cup, 6 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1/3 … Continue reading

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How to Talk to your Kids about Weight and Health-Body Image

What do you do when your child asks “Am I fat?” and says she wants to go on a diet. Your child is emotional because she says she looks different than other girls. What are you going to say? How … Continue reading

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