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Children Fitness

Declaring War on Childhood Obesity

Jake Steinfeld | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jake Steinfeld

While fighting obesity is not easy, it can be done. By giving schools the tools, we can be assured of making great strides in battling this disease and the serious risks associated with it.

60-Plus Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Where Kids Live, Learn and Play

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D.

There are lots of ways to fit physical activity into the school day, through enhanced PE classes, recess, walking or biking to and from school, creating before- and after-school activities, and introducing classroom activity breaks.

For the Love of Running

Melina Bellows | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Melina Bellows

Last year my kids joined First Lady Michelle Obama on the White House lawn to help National Geographic Kids break the record for jumping jacks. This year they'll be doing a 100-meter run to help break the Guinness World Record for the most people to run 100 meters in 24 hours.

States Requiring PE, But Amount Varies

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — More states are requiring physical education for elementary, middle and high school students, though few require kids to exercise f...