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When is it Safe for Kids to Start Strength Training?

Getting children active early is an important step in setting the tone for a long, healthy lifestyle. But beyond ensuring your child gets enough physical activity, parents may be wondering about another issue: When is the right time to start strength…

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How cold is too cold for kids to play outside

With the Polar Vortex sweeping across the Midwest for the second time in less than a month, it can feel like winter is forcing us Michiganders to hibernate until March. For those with children, the winter months bring a whole…

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Make fitness a game kids will play on their own

Nearly one in three 10- to 17-year-olds in Michigan are overweight or obese, enough kids to fill Ford Field to full capacity almost seven times.  Though it’s easy to place full responsibility on parents, they can only do so much. …

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Prevent diabetes by making kids love to exercise

Diabetes is no longer just a problem for adults. In fact, the disease is being diagnosed in children with even greater frequency today than ever before, and is now considered to be one of the most common chronic diseases in children…

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Your child and concussions

With football and many other athletic seasons in full force, parents should be aware of all of the injury risk factors, especially those to the head. As college and professional sports put a greater emphasis on concussion prevention, protection, and…

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National Sun Safety Week; protecting your children

Summer is just around the corner and warm weather is finally upon us in Michigan. Now is the time to prepare for the heat and sun exposure we are sure to experience. While many tips for beating the heat may…

 

How Do Kids Do the Healthy Thing?

I have two nephews. They’re twins and are almost 4 years old. I’ve never seen two human beings with so much energy in all my life, and if there was some way I could harness their power without alarming my…

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For kids, it’s never too early to learn the importance of being active

When I was growing up, we played outside for hours. We would play from sunrise until dinner time. It didn’t matter — if it was sunny, we were riding our bikes. If it was rainy, we were splashing in puddles. If…

Celebrating National Literacy Month

A month of many celebrations and events, September is also National Literacy Month.  An essential skill to the development of our families, children, and growth as a nation, literacy can get taken for granted as something that a large portion…

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