Posts Tagged ‘Kids’

Friendships influence kids` activity levels

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By Georgiann Caruso  While children do not make or break friendships based on physical activity, a new study suggests their social network of friends can greatly influence how much they move. The research was published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday. “We tend to think of teenagers as being very influential amongst their peers, but now(read more)

Exercise video games offer fewer health benefits than many assume

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By Leslie Mann Three-quarters of Americans believe video games that involve physical activity can be part of a fitness regime, according to a recent study by the UnitedHealth Group, a health insurance company in Minnetonka, Minn. The same study also found that some 60 percent of people with children at home believe kids should be(read more)

Youth diabetes, pre-diabetes rates soar

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By: Nanci Hellmich Diabetes and pre-diabetes have skyrocketed among the nation’s young people, jumping from 9% of the adolescent population in 2000 to 23% in 2008, a study reports today. The findings, reported in the journal Pediatrics, are “very concerning,” says lead author Ashleigh May, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “To(read more)

New York soda ban won’t work, marketing experts say

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By Mary MacVean Comedian Jon Stewart drank from an oversized soda cup on his show as he bemoaned the New York City mayor’s plan to ban the sale of super-sized sodas from ballparks and other thirst-inducing places. And, Stewart complained, the proposal did what little else could – got him to agree with conservatives. In(read more)

6 in 10 Teens Have Foot Pain

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By: Ann Pietrangelo Alot of adults suffer from foot pain and discomfort for a variety of reasons, but did you know that six out of 10 teens have foot pain, too? A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) shows that sports are the number one cause of foot pain among teens; two out(read more)

Tony Stevens, Soccer Coach

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by Faye Rapoport Tony Stevens is not your everyday soccer coach. British by birth and currently coaching in Florida and at camps and clinics nationwide, he has become one of America’s finest practical youth coaches. Stevens is known for helping players develop both physically and mentally to fulfill their potential. His emphasis on technique gives(read more)

Soothe Your Cranky Baby With Foot Massage

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Babies typically respond very well and almost immediately to reflexology techniques. It’s effective, natural, safe, and based on the principle that certain reflex points found on the feet and hands correspond to specific organs, muscles, bones and body systems. By applying gentle pressure to particular areas in the feet, blockages can be released to restore the flow of energy within(read more)