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The Importance of Sports in Adolescence

Ongoing physical activity and being a part of a team or social sport in adolescence can be immensely beneficial for teenagers and children. While we…

How To Encourage Physical Activity in Your Child or Teen

Children and teenagers should ideally be doing at least an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise each day. The reality is that not most aren’t….

Safe Teenage Weight Lifting Programs

Weight lifting can be beneficial for adults, but are teenage weight lifting programs safe for teens? You may be asking yourself this question if your teen is interested in starting weight lifting. The simple answer is yes, but only when done in a safe, supervised environment with proper instruction and guidance from qualified and experienced youth coaches. 

How Much Exercise Do Teenagers Need?

When your children were little, it may have seemed as if they were always active, running around and playing outside. As they move from childhood to adolescence, it’s not unusual for them to slow down and stop living such an active lifestyle. While this change is normal, it is still important that teenagers get a certain amount of exercise each day, but how much is too much or too little? How much exercise should a teenager do?

Can Kids Go To The Gym, and Should They?

In the grand scheme of things, gyms haven’t been around for long. Typically, they are established for adults and are not designed for kids. Now,…

Why Physical Activity Is So Important For Kids’ & Teens’ Mental Health

Kids’ and teens’ mental health has always been an important topic and has become of increasing concern over the last decade. As our understanding of…

5 Stress Relief Exercises For Kids

Stress is often thought to only affect adults, but children can suffer from stress too. This can be caused by any number of issues, from…

Is Your Child or Teenager Getting Enough Sleep?

Sleep is one of the most important things when it comes to healthy development and growth for teenagers and children. Whether your child gets enough…

5 Fitness Games For Kids To Get Them Moving

Just a few generations ago it seemed like kids were outside using their imaginations and moving their bodies every chance they could. Now with the…

How Much Exercise Do Kids Need?

It’s no secret that kids have a lot of energy. What many people don’t know is that most kids aren’t getting as much exercise as…

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