The regular practice of yoga is known for helping adults achieve a sense of relaxation and inner peace. A recent study suggests that yoga may also benefit children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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Physical education (PE) may be waning in schools but sport participation among U.S. children and adolescents is on the rise. In 2001 SGMA International reported that more than 7 million high-school-age youth participated in at least one organized sport. The National Safe Kids Campaign estimates that nearly three-quarters of U.S. households with school-age children have…Read More
Just when you think there is no way athletes can break current records, they do—and the athletes doing so get younger and younger. At one time NBA draft picks who had yet to finish college grabbed all the headlines, but now teenage players like LeBron James sell out college and pro arenas across the country…Read More
Everywhere you look—online, on TV and in newspapers and magazines—there’s information about health, nutrition and fitness. What is the real deal, and what is fake? What is safe, and what is risky? How do you lose weight? How can you get buff? Are supplements dangerous? Exercise physiologist Marla Richmond, MS, creator of “Buff ’n’ Stuff,”…Read More
To Be Healthy…Be FitSMM survey of more than 7,600 U.S. schoolchildren ages nine to 16 revealed some sobering trends. It showed that children eat the recommended daily amount of vegetables less than half of the time and that a fourth of them do not floss their teeth at all. A third of the students surveyed…Read More
As more and more schools offer hot dogs, pizza and nachos for lunch, conscientious parents are seeking more nutritious alternatives for their kids. Packing healthy lunches can be the solution, but the task has to be quick and easy for time-crunched adults. Furthermore, the meals must be kid-friendly. If your clients include concerned parents, overweight children or both, pass along these tips from registered dietitian Nancy Teas of San Diego.Read More
By providing sound direction, good food sources and a nurturing environment, parents can help ensure that teens make healthy dietary decisions now and develop good eating habits that last a lifetime. To offer your teens optimal support with their nutrition, use these tips from Jenna A. Bell-Wilson, MS, RD, LD, consultant for New Mexico Sports and Wellness in Albuquerque and Southwest C.A.R.E. Center in Santa Fe.Read More