Health & Fitness

Old-Fashioned Toys Better for Kids than Video Games, Pediatricians Say

Healthy Holiday Survival Tips – Exercise

Get Moving For Good Health

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A Quarter of Adults Are Too Inactive, Putting Health at Risk

Over a quarter of the world’s adults are putting themselves at greater risk for dementia, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes because they are not getting the minimal amount of exercise per week!  1.4 billion people worldwide do not get enough physical activity:  1 out of every 3 women and 1 out of every 4 men. […]

Sport Specialization Tied to Injuries in Kids and Teens

New research that looked at children involved in sports has raised a concern about injury risk. When children focus on one sport, rather than playing or participating in a wider array of exercise or sport activities, they are at greater risk of suffering injury. The research study looked at nearly six thousand children below the […]

Heart Doctors Recommend Less Screen Time, Sedentary Behavior For Kids

Doctors have been saying it for generations. Stay active, get exercise, it keeps you healthy. And until recently, these admonitions mostly applied to adults, because as we entered maturity we stopped engaging in physical activities and would trot off to the office every day, where we sit behind desks and in chairs. Children were always […]

Why Smog Should Not Be Your Excuse to Skip Workouts

Even if the air quality in your community isn’t the best, it’s still better to get out and be active than hide indoors behind filters. Doctors have, for a very long time, recommended regular exercise as one of the best things anyone can do to maintain good health. In fact, doctors continue to promote exercise […]

More U.S. Teens Saying ‘No’ to Smoking and Drinking

Today’s teenagers seem to be picking up alcohol or cigarettes significantly less often than their peers did in years past. Looking at the data covering the period of 1975 through 2014, the rate of teenagers who tried either dropped to twenty percent of its previous levels. Researchers reviewing the data conclude that anti-substance abuse campaign […]

Relentless Problems With Your Stomach? Be Aware of SIBO!

Some people can struggle with digestive problems for years. It might be as simple, if unpleasant and irritating, as gas and bloating; or it could be more serious, such as persistent diarrhea or worse. When the problem is chronic, it’s usually more than something you ate; it’s a medical issue with the flora and fauna […]

Mom’s Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Child’s Risk of Obesity

Your mom is everything. And new research is showing that to be even more true than it already was. Mothers who practice a healthy lifestyle and follow healthy behaviors are less likely to pass bad habits onto their children. Specifically, mothers who are not obese are less likely to have children who are obese, or […]