Monthly Archives: February 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe all know how important it is that our kids eat healthy, move every day, and start the day with a healthy breakfast to stay focused in school.  We also know, the seemingly millions of reasons that obesity is bad for children (and all of us).  We found an article regarding children, obesity and school performance and were astounded by what was revealed.  This article is from last summer, but WOW,.
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kids strength trainingWe are always looking for ideas about how to get our kids to move, exercise, just generally be fit!  School sports, community sports, fitness classes like yoga, Zumba, and more are all excellent ways to get children to exercise, strength training isn't just for adults, it's for kids too!  Strength training can be a fun way for kids to build healthy muscles, joints, and bones. Kids can improve their overall.

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kids_fitnessTrying to get kids to make exercise and fitness can be a challenge with so many distractions available to them these days.  Just telling them how important this is, isn't enough, you have to find a way to help them motivate themselves.  Here's an interesting article about a company that's created a power band (think Body Bugg) that kids wear throughout the day to track their physical movement, duration, and range.

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Yes, breakfast really IS important!  You've probably always or often heard it's the most important meal of the day, but why?  Breakfast provides the fuel we need to get our day started, to let our bodies know it's time to move and get on with the day.  How do you feel when you don't eat breakfast?  Are you able to stay focused and accomplish the things you need to?  Skipping breakfast, does not set up your day for success.  Skipping breakfast can make kids irritable.
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