Diet & Health

Article | Mar 08 2010
Bones form your body's framework and, along with your joints and muscles, help you move. Your skeleton is made up of 206 separate bones. Although bones are hard, your body is constantly losing bone and making new bone. What you eat and how much you...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Your blood works hard. It circulates non-stop through your heart, arteries, veins and capillaries. It carries nutrients and oxygen to your cells and hauls away waste and carbon dioxide. An adult's body contains about 21 cups of blood. About three-...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Are You "Safety Smart" About Exercise? Whether you're playing a sport, riding your bike or just tossing a ball around with your friends, it's important to do certain things to stay safe. Otherwise you might get hurt—and that's no fun! To see whether...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Brrr! It's a cold day and you're all bundled up, looking for some fun. When it comes to playing, snow and ice can be nice! To get warm and to help your parents out at the same time, see how fast you can shovel the snow off the driveway or sidewalk...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Yikes–it's 90 degrees, everyone is sweaty, and your legs stick to the seat of the car. But there are still fun ways to play when the sun is high in the sky. (Make sure to slather on some sunscreen first!) One way to have fun and get cool is to jump...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Who says you have to play sports to have fun and be fit? There are lots of great ways to put more action in your life. Being active helps you build strong bones and muscles. It also helps you look and feel your best. And it helps give you more...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Just you and a friend hanging out, looking for something to do? Play ping-pong or tennis for the "world championship." Or set up a badminton net in the yard and bat the birdie back and forth to one another. Or forget the net and play without it–just...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Moving your body by running, jumping, walking and playing gives you energy, makes your muscles stronger and helps you feel good about yourself. Moving for 60 minutes every day is a great goal. But don't worry if that seems like too much to do at one...
Article | Mar 08 2010
TV shows, movies and magazines show pictures of people who are thin. Does that mean being thin is the "right" size? Not necessarily–the "right size" is the weight that's healthiest for your body type and individual size. If you are too thin, you may...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Hey! Being you is a beautiful thing. What's that you say? You don't always believe it when you look in the mirror? If the shape of your body or how much you weigh is getting you down, listen up–we've got some advice for you: Forget trying to look...

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