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Exercise

The rewards of exercise are yours for the taking; all you have to do is get moving! Exercise benefits the body, as well as the mind in the form of feel-good chemicals called endorphins, increased self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment. It also promotes better sleep, lowers the risk of some diseases, boosts energy, improves mood, and can be fun!

Sports Physical or Well Check: Is one better than the other?

Young american football player running back breaking away from an attempted tackle.

If your child or teen plans to participate in fall sports, now’s the time to schedule a well check. When we say well check, we don’t mean a sports physical – the two are actually quite different. Let’s go over … Continue reading

Screen Time: Why do we care?

Screen Time: Why do we care?

A 2010 Kaiser report* showed that our children, on average, spend more than 7 hours per day in front of screens – watching TV, playing video games, using computers, and accessing other media. When multitasking is included, this time exceeds 12 hours … Continue reading

Spring Break is here!

Spring Break is here!

Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break? We have a few ideas… No matter what you decide to do, be safe and enjoy family time!

Getting Active Indoors

Getting Active Indoors

There are many ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, even when it is cold or rainy outside. Indoor swimming pools and gyms (basketball and tennis courts) can be great options, but also consider these ideas that can … Continue reading

Exercise: Where to Start

Exercise: Where to Start

As with making any changes, it is important to start with small, attainable goals and gradually increase activity based on those goals. Here are some possible ways to start making positive changes in your family’s physical activity plans. Walk or … Continue reading

Let’s All Get Moving!

Let’s All Get Moving!

A major component of creating or maintaining a healthy lifestyle for your family and children is to include physical activity as a part of your daily routine, as well as to limit the amount of time children spend engaged in … Continue reading