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Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?
Keith and Jyl Camhi, founders of the children's gym Great Play, offer parents five easy ways to keep their kids active during the school year, from simply turning off the TV to making fitness a family effort. Read on for their advice. (read the story...)

A Guide to Hiking and Climbing with Kids in the NYC Area
Hiking in the great outdoors and rock climbing -- whether indoors or out -- are both wonderful opportunities for families to exercise together while having fun. And though both sports have their risks, even young children can be successful and safe with the right planning and preparation. Check out our roundup of articles below for all you need to know before going hiking or climbing with your kids in the New York City area (and beyond!). (read the story...)

5 Reasons Why Sports Make You a Better Mom
Avid athlete and author of "Run Like a Girl," Mina Samuels shares why sports and working out are important to a healthy life balance and how working out actually makes you a better mom. (read the story...)

Family Yoga in Westchester County, NY
Check out these yoga classes for kids and families offered in Westchester County, NY, this June. (read the story...)

Competitive Swimming and Diving: Is It the Right Sport for Your Child?
Competitive swimmers and divers are often in better physical condition than their athletic peers. The sport, which provides excellent all-around exercise, also takes real commitment. Read on to find out if it's the right choice for your child. (read the story...)

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens
With children's sports-related injuries continuing to rise nationwide to more than 3.5 million annually, keeping kids healthy is a top priority for parents, schools and sports leagues. Despite the plethora of protective gear kids now wear for practices or games, their developing bodies are still vulnerable to injury. The good news is that there are many different things parents and coaches can do to help kids stay safer on the field or court. (read the story...)

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities
May is National Bike Safety Month and as summer approaches, millions of Americans will climb onto their bikes to enjoy one of the ultimate warm-weather experiences. To help curb bike injuries and fatalities, AAA and NHTSA have partnered to remind parents to set positive examples that encourage children and teens to ride safely. (read the story...)

Lax Facts: The Rise of Youth Lacrosse
A sport that's been growing steadily in popularity over the past few years, especially in the New York metro area, youth lacrosse has a wide appeal and boasts many benefits for children. (read the story...)

Long Island Lacrosse Clubs
Check out our guide to lacrosse clubs in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. (read the story...)

The Rise of Lacrosse on Long Island
Lacrosse is just starting to become popular in most of the New York metro area, but for Long Island residents, lacrosse has been a way of life for many years. Find out why and how you can get your children involved in this growing sport. (read the story...)

Strength Training for Kids: Is It Safe?
Once hotly debated, strength training for kids is now considered safe and even essential to children's health, according to the latest research. (read the story...)

How To Avoid Childhood Obesity and Weight Gain
Healthy eating and exercise can go a long way towards your family’s health but how can it be easy? Our experts share their best tips, plus delicious recipes you can make tonight! (read the story...)

'Power' Drinks and Supplements: Are They Harmful to Kids?
How to keep your young athlete revved up without unnecessary energy supplements or "power" products. (read the story...)

It's (Just?) a Game: How to Put the Fun Back into Youth Sports
Ah, the pressures — of training, of always trying to win. Don't let them get in the way of what youth sports are really all about. Consult our advice from experts in the field on how parents can be supportive without going overboard. (read the story...)

How to Bond with Your Non-Athletic Child
When your hopes of raising a mini Derek Jeter are dashed by a child's noninterest in sports, you can still find ways to bond through athletics. (read the story...)

How to Encourage Your Daughter to Be Phyiscally Active
As a parent, you have a responsibility to encourage physical activity in your children. Daughters especially benefit from this kind of support. Read our tips for moms and dads on how you can instill a love of physical activity and encourage sports participation in your child. (read the story...)

The Long-Term Benefits of Sports for Girls
New research shows that joining athletics may be a catalyst for success in other areas of life, especially for young girls. (read the story...)

The Benefits of Sports for Children with Special Needs
Children with special needs can make great gains playing sports, whether in programs just for them or on integrated teams. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Brooklyn
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Brooklyn. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Manhattan
If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in the New York City area. (read the story...)

Four Time Olympian Mom Returns to Vancouver 2010 Games
Sarah Schleper, a Vail, CO native and new mother, is going back to compete in her fourth Winter Olympics. “We set out with the goal to make it to Vancouver..." (read the story...)

For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study
A recent study reported in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" shows the benefits of a regular physical activity program for overweight children, without any dietary changes. (read the story...)


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