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!
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 →
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 →
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!
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 →
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 →
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 →