Tag Archives: kids

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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childhood obesity20-25 years ago, were we having any discussion about childhood obesity?  Our "too-busy" lifestyles today have led so many of us to look for ways to conveniently do everything, including meals.  Video games, tv, smart phones all provide wonderful distractions for children who used to go outside to play so getting daily exercise wasn't a problem. Here's an interesting article on how adolescent bariatric surgery can help " reverse previously undiagnosed cardiovascular.
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kids_fitnessSetting kids up for a lifetime of success with regard to good eating and fitness can be challenging.  With the plethora of distractions from video games to television to computers to smart phones, the concept of "going outside to play" has seem to gotten lost in the electronics.  So that begs the question, how do you get kids involved in fitness?  You’ve got to “get in it” with them.  Here are a couple of.
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