Kids Yoga: 5 Reasons to Sign Your Child Up for Classes

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When you think of yoga class, you probably envision adults in lotus positions sitting quietly on their mats. It might be difficult to imagine a group of kids sitting still on mats for any length of time. But, they can and they do! Kids yoga is very beneficial in their growth. Children have stress in their lives, just as adults. They have schoolwork, relationships with peers, self-esteem issues, their bodies are growing, relationships with family, and organized activities. Taking a kids’ yoga class can be very beneficial for their growing mind and bodies. Here are some benefits that can come … [Read more...]

September Letter from the Editor

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Greetings eFitFamily readers!  Thank you for visiting and we invite you to explore our site to find information and inspiration as you take simple steps towards a healthier lifestyle.  This month we celebrate Childhood Obesity Awareness Month as well as National Yoga Awareness Month. We continue to face a crisis of childhood obesity in our country.  According to the American Heart Association, approximately 1 in 3 children ages 2-19 are overweight and obese (BMI-for-age at or above the 85th percentile of the 2000 CDC growth charts.)  www.heart.org  Join us in creating awareness and making … [Read more...]

Benefits of Exercise for Children

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Those of you who have read my articles in the past already know how much significance I attribute to the benefits of exercise and nutrition on our mental well being. I am often being asked why I think we have so many children, and adults by the way, diagnosed with something we call ADHD, mood or anxiety disorders. Well, one day we may possibly find out that there is something particular in our food or environment that directly causes it. And for some children reducing simple sugars, gluten, or other additives can make a big difference. However, thinking about some friends of mine and how they … [Read more...]

August ~ Healthy Back to School

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We had so much fun with summer sports and the fall is already upon us!  August always brings an assortment of emotions.  Your children may be excited, curious, or nervous; parents may be relieved, hopeful, or concerned; teachers are hopefully motivated, rested, and inspired.  Whether or not the school year affects you, we encourage you to consider the impact of a healthy routine on your emotions and attitude towards any transition.  Children require opportunities for exercise, especially with school limitations of recess, free play, and lunch time.  Healthy balanced meals keep our brains … [Read more...]