Article | Mar 08 2010
You've probably heard the latest news—more Americans than ever are overweight. Two out of three adults and nearly one in three children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Along with extra...
Article | Mar 08 2010
How many steps do you take every day? Fitness experts say grown ups should take at least 10,000 steps every day—that equals about 5 miles of walking. It's good for kids your age to take even more...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Healthy self-esteem is an important part of a child's armor against the challenges of the world. Kids who feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflicts and resisting...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Did you ever have a problem that was really bugging you? Maybe you wanted to talk it over with your parents, but you were kind of nervous about it or didn't know how to bring it up. That's OK!...
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...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Ah, fall is in the air. Can't you just feel it? The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing color. Fall is a great time to do fun stuff outdoors with your family—especially before winter...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Do you have a dog? Do you have a neighbor with a dog? Maybe it's an elderly neighbor who can't walk their dog often or maybe it's a neighbor who doesn't have time to walk their dog. Well, you've got...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Are you a life-long member of the clean plate club? Many of us joined up when we were young because of well-meaning parents who urged us to finish everything on our plates–whether we were still...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Do you have trouble getting your kids up and moving? A "no sweat" way to motivate kids to be active is to make physical activity a natural part of everyday life. For good health, children need at...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Do the words "I'm bored" sound all too familiar? As a parent, you've probably heard this complaint from your kids all too often. Next time, take those words as a challenge to get your kids moving …...
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...
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...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Hey! Got a dirty mouth? The best way to keep your teeth healthy is to brush and floss every day, and to see the dentist for regular check-ups. Know why? There are millions of bacteria living in your...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Sure, you want to help your family to eat healthy. So what's stopping you? If you think it takes too much time to shop and prepare nutritious meals, you have plenty of company. Many people aren't...
Article | Mar 08 2010
Regular checkups help the doctor monitor your child's growth and development. For years, doctors have used height and weight measurements as their primary tools for assessing a child's physical...

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