Introducing kids to a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge in our fast food, video game laden society. Thirty minutes once a week in P.E. class isn’t nearly enough to maintain the cardiovascular system, much less keep an overall healthy body weight. One thing that P.E. class has right though is that classes are fun and they allow kids to socialize. The Fit Express’ FIT-4-Kids exercise program along with their specially-made kids exercise equipment gives kids what they need and want. So little Johnny’s not thrilled about running 30 minutes[...]
Kids love to play outdoors and we love to see them have fun, right? But playing the same outdoor game again and again can be boring to your kids so you have to be a little creative. Actually, with just a little imagination you can create hundreds of ways of having fun outdoors. Here I’ll share to you some of the fun activities for kids that you’ll surely enjoy playing with your kids. Obstacle Race Nothing can be more fun than to watch your toddler go through your homemade obstacle[...]
Baseball is among the top favorite American pastimes of all ages. Not only is it a tradition, baseball connects families and communities together in the spirit of sportsmanship and good old fashion fun. And for children it can be the first step in teaching the importance of teamwork, following rules and how practice CAN make a difference. On a personal level there are fathers everywhere, who can barely contain their excitement and purchase baseball gloves before their children even understand what it’s all about. Who hasn’t seen a toddler in[...]
Teaching kids to save According to Dara Duguay, director of Citi’s Office of Financial Education and Personal Finance and author of Please Send Money! A Financial Survival Guide for Young Adults on Their Own, it’s never too young to start teaching your child about money management.
As miserable as a cough can make your kid — and you — it does serve an important purpose: “That forceful exhalation of air propels mucus, bacteria, and other irritants out of the airways,” explains Thomas Ferkol, M.D., director of pediatric allergy and pulmonary medicine at Washington University, in St. Louis. While that’s all well and good, relief is all anyone really wants. The key to finding it? Knowing what’s causing the hack to
Vitamin D, best known as the sunshine vitamin, is essential for bone growth and strength, neuromuscular health, immune system function and the reduction of inflammation in the body. Sufficient vitamin D can ward off rickets in children and osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults and contributes to general health. Getting enough vitamin D can be tricky since the fat-soluble vitamin is not naturally found in many foods,