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10 Ways to Help Families Change

By Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD / September 22, 2021

Families need you! A growing body of research makes it clear: Families provide a powerful force in supporting—or opposing—better health behaviors. Indeed, the authors of a state-of-the-art review in a prestigious cardiology journal call families “a linchpin for cardiovascular health promotion throughout the life course” (Vedanthan et al. 2016). Whether you work primarily with children,…

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Healthier Kids: Exercise Guidelines

By Judy Minich / June 1, 2021

Healthier kids grow to be healthier adults. That’s a recipe for success for parents looking for guidance, fit pros who want to expand their business and well, everyone! And there are so many benefits.

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Young girl reducing anger by exercising.

Exercise Eases Anger in Kids

By Ryan Halvorson / May 27, 2009

Although research continues to emerge regarding the many mental and emotional benefits of exercise, much of it focuses only on adults. A study published Pediatric Exercise Science (2008; 20[4], 390–401) has determined that structured exercise may help reduce anger expression in healthy, overweight children.

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