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The Quick Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Pokemon Go

Melissa Mitchell | Posted 07.11.2016 | Parents
Melissa Mitchell

Pokemon Go is the newest trend in mobile apps. It has quickly taken over the lives of players much like apps of the past... ahmmm... Angry Birds. The game is packed with lots of fun and gets you off the couch and out the door. If you haven't jumped in yet, here are a few things you need to know. If you have started playing, this list will make things so much more fun.

Active Kids Are Better Learners; Just Look at Beaverton

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

As they zeroed in on the challenge, they discovered a few obstacles, such as having enough qualified teachers. Facilities are an issue, too; a school gym can only handle so many people. And since the mandate includes no new funds, districts can't simply hire more PE teachers and build more gyms.

Our Instagram-Filtered Double Life

Shanell Mouland | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

First, the scene: An apple orchard. Piles of children tripping over the apples discarded on the ground by piles of other children. Grumpy dads and iPhone-wielding moms taking pictures to prove their children do seasonally appropriate activities in seasonally appropriate attire.

Don't Let Asthma and Obesity Sideline Our Kids

Jason E. Lang | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason E. Lang

As a researcher treating pediatric pulmonary diseases by day and a dad for three active kids by night, I greatly value the physical and mental benefits of exercise for all kids. As long as it is carefully managed, physical activity can usually improve both lung function and asthma control over time.

Keeping Kids Active While on Vacation

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
Sherrie Nachman

A typical cold winter weekend at our house can feel claustrophobic and undoubtedly involves several hours of TV watching and computer games. But just an hour and a half away from New York City lies Mohonk Mountain Lodge, a retreat surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness.

Fighting Childhood Obesity On All Fronts

Darell Hammond | Posted 04.08.2012 | Parents
Darell Hammond

With a 29 percent increase of childhood obesity in neighborhoods without a park or playground, this is an effort that should be applauded beyond KaBOOM!, whose vision is a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

How To Raise A Fit Child: From Preschool To Teens

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Studies show that young children who are encouraged to participate in such activities in their early years are more likely to continue those healthy habits into adulthood.