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Kidshape – March 2017

KIDS AND SLEEP

School-aged children are busier than ever before, and some may be sacrificing sleep to accommodate their lifestyles. The National Sleep Foundation says school-aged children need between nine and 11 hours of sleep each night to function at a healthy level. Sleep deprivation can be linked to a host of health ailments, including […]

KIDSHAPE – FEBRUARY 2017

Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy and Happy this Winter

With colder weather comes an increase in weather- related illness and health issues. From activity levels to mood, diet and more, seasonal weather a ects all areas of your life. But, don’t let the winter blues get you down — follow these tips to help […]

Combating Concussions In Youth Sports

With athletes of all ages taking to fields and courts, there are important steps to take in keeping young athletes safe during practice and games. Data from U.S. Youth Soccer shows that the number of kids playing increased nearly 90 percent — with nearly 3 million children ages 7-17 playing each year — from 1990 […]

How To Teach Kids To Be Philanthropic

Introducing children to charity early in their lives can lay a foundation of philanthropy that lasts a lifetime. e more kids witness charitable giving, the more likely they are to embrace charity as they grow up.
Teaching children that it is better to give than to receive can be challenging, but it’s never too […]

How To Teach Kids To Be Philanthropic

Introducing children to charity early in their lives can lay a foundation of philanthropy that lasts a lifetime. e more kids witness charitable giving, the more likely they are to embrace charity as they grow up.
Teaching children that it is better to give than to receive can be challenging, but it’s never too […]

Tips to Fill Your Day with Active Play

As the busy school year progresses, it can be challenging for families to find time to play and stay active together. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that kids participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, but unfortunately this isn’t always what they are getting. Play is an […]

Beat Cool Weather

Temperatures may be dropping, but just because swimsuit season is over doesn’t mean it’s time to let your fitness regimen fall by the wayside. Keeping active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important year-around, so stay on track as the weather cools with these tips and tricks.

Electrolytes for Fitness
During a workout, you lose more […]

Run! Ride! Work Out! Jump! Bounce!

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that children and adolescents get 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. The CDC advises that such physical activity should include aerobic activity and muscle and bone strengthening exercises. Aerobic activity should take up most of kids’ daily physical activities and can include moderate […]

Tips for a smooth transition back to school

Often, it’s this first day (or days) that set the tone for the school year to come. Help your child feel prepared and confident to tackle whatever the school year brings with these tips for a successful start.
• Plan well-balanced meals:
Summer break brings a lax approach to many aspects of life, […]

Kidshape- July 2016

Easy Tips to Keep Kids Active this Summer

With the school year complete, kids are excited
to relax a er a year of hard work, learning and extracurricular activities. However, this may lead to the temptation of sitting on the couch watching TV or playing on a computer or mobile device.

In […]