Children’s Fitness

Being Active in Nature Improves Mental and Physical Health for Kids: Infographic

Being Active in Nature Improves Mental and Physical Health for Kids: Infographic

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I am constantly encouraging my four-year-old son to get outside and exercise with me. He doesn’t always want to do it, but sometimes I will pull the “we have to go for a walk” or “play tag outside” before we watch TV. My son is a TV/tablet lover and if it were up to himContinue Reading

The Benefits of Including a Self Defense Program in Middle School Physical Education

The Benefits of Including a Self Defense Program in Middle School Physical Education

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Original Source: Teaching Self-Defense to Middle School Students in Physical Education; Journal of Teaching in Physical Education Bullying is an epidemic. It is widespread and cause for serious concern. Approximately out of ten middle school students in the United States are bullied weekly. To minimize school violence, some schools have taken steps to raise awareness aboutContinue Reading

American Academy of Pediatrics Explains Why Recess is Crucial for Children and Shouldn’t be Withheld

American Academy of Pediatrics Explains Why Recess is Crucial for Children and Shouldn’t be Withheld

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Introduction Policy makers, educators, and parents often talk about the role of schools in promoting the development of the whole child (e.g., physical, social, and academic development). A growing trend toward putting more emphasis on academic subjects and less on recess time, has put this important part of a child’s school day at risk. WhenContinue Reading

Does Research Show That Exercise Helps Kids with Autism & ADHD?

Does Research Show That Exercise Helps Kids with Autism & ADHD?

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Experts at Michigan State University have demonstrated that kids with ADHD have better focus and are less distracted after a 20 minute exercise session. Matthew Pontifex, assistant professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University, and lead researcher for the study said: “This provides some very early evidence that exercise might be a tool in our nonpharmaceutical treatmentContinue Reading

4 Great Benefits of Exercise for Children

4 Great Benefits of Exercise for Children

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Exercise is not just for grownups, in fact, the activity level of children is far greater than that of grownups, and if it is not channeled properly, it could lead to different problems such as obesity, lack of interest or motivation, and low self-esteem. Our children are our future, thereby there upbringing largely determines theContinue Reading