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Kids Exercise

10,000 Steps Per Day? It's More Complicated For Kids

Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents

By: Tia Ghose Published: 01/06/2015 11:05 AM EST on LiveScience To be healthy, adults should take 10,000 steps per day — or at least that's th...

After-School Exercise May Improve Kids' Thinking Skills

Posted 10.02.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:41pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Children who participated in a physical activity program after school did...

This Mom Who Works Out WITH Her Kids Will Inspire You To Get Moving

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents

Lauren Rodgers loves to exercise. She also loves spending time with her children, and she's eager to encourage them to lead healthy, balanced lives. ...

Just 1 In 4 US Kids Gets Enough Exercise

Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living

By Morgan Jones Childhood obesity has gotten plenty of attention, but are behaviors that may prevent it really changing? A new report explored the ...

Kids' Lack Of Exercise, More Than Lying Around, Tied To Fat

Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents

Jan 16 (Reuters) - For children, time spent actually inactive - such as lying on the couch - appears to have less of an impact on how much body fat th...

Small Business Unlocks Social Change at Schools

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Boulder Valley School District's Trip Tracker program is making walking, biking, busing and carpooling to school cool again.

Fifteen Minutes of Fun... And a Lot More; Now Is the Time to Get Ready to Bike to School

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Tim Blumenthal

Riding my bike to school was one of the best things about fifth grade; I just didn't realize it then. As a 10-year-old, I wasn't thinking about how biking helped me stay thin and healthy, be more alert in class, or contribute to reduced road congestion and air pollution.

Team Up With Me: It's Time for Kids to Move

Ashley Robinson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Ashley Robinson

When I was growing up, you couldn't get me to stay inside for anything. Now I come home and there isn't one single kid outside. They're heavier, and not as healthy or happy, and it's pretty clear to me why. These kids need to get up and move. Now.

Is It the Early Childhood Professional's Job to Worry About Fitness?

Rae Pica | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education
Rae Pica

What many early childhood professionals don't realize is that the brain and the body are inseparable, especially for young children.

Childhood Obesity - Could Backyard Games Help?

Laura Trice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Trice

Author Marlene Byrne is re-teaching kids the backyard and outdoor games that we played. She also alluded to the decrease of backyard play and the possible connection to childhood obesity.