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Posts tagged "Youth Fitness" within Family Health

American Academy of Pediatrics: Bring Recess Back!

By Natalie Digate Muth on Tuesday, January 22, 2013


The American Academy of Pediatrics is sounding the alarm with its latest report, saying that kids need to have time to play during school. But, despite growing evidence that recess in schools not only provides much-needed activity benefits for kids, but also improves a child’s concentration, behavior, academic performance and social skills, schools throughout the country continue to squeeze out this important playtime in favor of more academic subjects.




Obese Children at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: How Parents Can Help

By ACE FITNESS on Friday, September 28, 2012


A recent study has found that overweight and obese school-aged children exhibit greater risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Undoubtedly alarming, these findings show the importance of teaching children how to make healthy choices by modeling a healthy lifestyle and making adjustments to your own behaviors. ACE Chief Science Officer Cedric Bryant shares tips on how to positively influence your children’s health and wellness.




What Are Some Good Summertime Refueling Options for Active Kids?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Are you paying enough attention to your little athlete? When it comes to kids, what they drink or eat before and after a practice or a game can be crucial to their performance and recovery. Check out some recommendations from registered dietitian Natalie Digate Muth.




5 Rules for Putting the Fun Back in Youth Sports

By Bruce Brown on Thursday, June 14, 2012


Kids don’t always share the desire to win that often consumes their parents. They want sports to be fun – even if it means losing once in a while. Take a lesson from children and follow these five rules to help you – and them – put the fun back into youth sports.




10-year-old Breaks Women's World Record For Weightlifting [VIDEO]

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, March 22, 2012


You read the headline correctly. A 10-year-old girl lifted twice her weight to break the women's world record for raw squatting. Watch her incredible strength.




10-year-old Breaks Women's World Record For Weightlifting [VIDEO]

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, March 22, 2012


You read the headline correctly. A 10-year-old girl lifted twice her weight to break the women's world record for raw squatting. Watch her incredible strength.




Time to Celebrate Girls and Women in Sports

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, February 01, 2012


Get your party hat on because Wednesday, Feb. 1, is the 26th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day! It's time to honor the athletic opportunities women and girls have today, celebrate active females and bring awareness to limitations that are still present. Learn more about this event.