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Don't Let Asthma and Obesity Sideline Our Kids

Jason E. Lang | Posted 06.10.2014 | 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.