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How labelling kids as “non sporty” can negatively impact them

PLEASE do not let your child or teenager hear you describe them as “not a sporty kid”. In my experience, kids/teens identifying themselves as being…

The Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Weight Loss in Teens

In our society and diet-obsessed culture, weight loss is generally considered a good thing. The reality is that there is a big difference between healthy…

The Dangers of Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity is a serious health issue that is unfortunately too common in Australia. Causes for childhood obesity vary genetically, though oftentimes stem from an…

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…