How to Encourage Kids to Be More Active (and to Put Down Their Electronics)
It's no secret that children today aren’t active enough, and they’re suffering as a result. Many of them would rather play games like Fortnite than go outside. But what exactly can you do about it? How can you motivate and encourage your kids to put down their smartphones and controllers?... [MORE]
Want to get your little ones involved in the Winter Olympics? Try these games at home for some family fun!
Olympic Games are an international celebration of sport to inspire and promote goodwill among people around the world. This year, thousands of athletes will again compete for coveted medals and the chance for international fame.
The 2018 Winter Olympics this February in PyeongChang, South Korea will have families everywhere gathering around TV screens or streaming video on mobile devices.... [MORE]
Why Nutrition For Active Kids Is Important
It's important to make sure children fuel their bodies with proper nutrition. Active kids and developing bones and muscles need essential nutrients to grow strong. Milk plays an important role for kids' meals and snacks. When you pair your kids' meals with an 8-ounce glass of milk, you can help them reach their daily recommended value for protein, calcium and vitamin D. ... [MORE]
The Link Between Sports and Performance in School
In general, it has been scientifically demonstrated that physical exercise is tightly correlated with mental acuity. A 2010 article in the Washington Post cited John J. Ratey, a Harvard University psychiatrist who synthesized volumes of research for his intriguing 2008 book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. In his book, Ratey describes taking MRI scans of the brains of sedentary people who have suddenly improved their fitness – and increased volume in the hippocampus and frontal and temporal lobes, the regions of the brain associated with cognitive functioning. ... [MORE]
How To Navigate the World Through The Eyes of a Toddler
The world can be an intimidating place for anyone, let alone through the eyes of a toddler. It is important as parents to be supportive and help children gain social skills at an early point in their development. There are 3 main factors that children rely on when it comes to developing their social skills at a young age and parents should be observant of these. ... [MORE]
In 2017, Kids are Influenced by Technology Too much, Keep Them Active
Some athletes don't even get enough exercise as Jesse Palmer of ESPN (and former NFL) points out, "There is no better way to build a solid and secure social circle as a kid than by playing sports. Youth sports are the ultimate common denominator helping kids break the ice and develop friendships with other kids. It's not all about success on the field. It's about learning lessons early in life that will help you later. Teamwork, sportsmanship, goal setting, learning to deal with failure in a positive way. These are values that sports teach and all kids can benefit from. Also, the exercise is critical. Especially in today's age of technology, video games and social media, kids need to be active. It's not all about winning or being the best. Get off the couch and be active." ... [MORE]