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...]

Letter from the Editor: National Youth Sports Safety Month

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Thank you for joining us on a journey of simple steps for healthier living…for you, your children, and the next generation.  We are all aware that children are sponges soaking up every aspect of their environments and following their parents’ model of living.  What are your goals for your children as they move through childhood into adolescence and eventually adulthood?  If your hope is for your child to live a happy and healthy life as an adult, are you modeling happiness and health? One step towards a healthier and happier lifestyle is physical activity.  If you’re concerned about the … [Read more...]

Stamp out Childhood Obesity- 5 Steps for Healthy, Fit Kid


With the convenience of fast-food on every corner and the increased popularity of computers and electronic gaming, it is no secret that childhood obesity has been on the rise for the past 3 decades.  According to recent studies conducted on US Americans, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. Approximately nine million children over 6 years of age are considered obese. Parents have an obligation to educate their children on exercise and diet, and to help … [Read more...]

Fuel your athletes for success


Spring and Summer bring  basketball, baseball, softball and soccer the popular sports many kids will be participating in. Many parents hope to keep their children in tip top shape and primed for success. Here are four things that can help parents keep their athletes fueled for success.The four things that all parents should consider are body composition, hydration, food and how often they eat , and a healthy dose of encouragement. What parts to consider in each area are explored here and can be factored into your child’s successful sports endeavors. Body composition is very important for … [Read more...]