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Fitness Trackers for Kids- Super Healthy Kids Post!

I used to not be a huge fan of Fitness Trackers for Kids, but lately I've had a change of heart.  Read my entire post on Super Healthy Kids to learn why I like trackers for kids and how to use them to get your kids active in a positive way.

Playground Strength Workout for Kids- Super Healthy Kids Post!

For my post this month on Super Healthy Kids I decided to put together a workout instead of just writing about stuff I was thinking.  I took the photos at the playground I grew up on, even though now the equipment is different since it's been... a lot of years since I was a kid on the playground.  The workout for kids can be done in 5 minutes or you can take it up to 30 if you're feeling really ambitious.  Playground Strength Workout for Kids

How to Raise an Athlete- Super Healthy Kids Post!

Kids aren't born athletes.  While some people believe in natural talent, I think nuturing positive behvaiors is far more important.  Read this month's post on Super Healthy Kids to learn what characteristics I think make kids great athletes.  How to Raise an Athlete

Why Yoga is Good for Kids- Super Healthy Kids Post!

Yoga is getting more and more popular among adults in the US.  It's hard to walk five blocks in NYC without running into a new studio.  And now it's catching on with kids as well.  In a previous post for Super Healthy Kids, I wrote about the best sports for kids.  Gymnastics and martial arts topped my list.  But when it comes to physical activity for kids, yoga is in the same category.  It creates body control and awareness among a ton of other incredible benefits... including the fact that it's really fun!  Read the entire Super Healthy Kids post I wrote about yoga for kids.

Weight Training and Strength Training for Kids- Super Healthy Kids Post!

For a long time, weight training for kids has widely been considered unsafe.  Over the past decade, new research has shown that with proper coaching, preparation and a safe environment, it can actually be a very positive way for kids to exercise.  For this month's post on Super Healthy Kids, I discuss the whens, whys, and hows of strength training and weight training for kids.

Read the entire post about Weight Training and Strength Training for Kids.

Best Sports for Kids- Super Healthy Kids Post!

I wrote another post for Super Healthy Kids!  It's about the best sports for kids and how to pick the right one.  Although sports are not the only, or even necessarily the best, way to get kids active, they're definitely a huge part of our culture.  Head on over to the post about best sports for kids for the full piece and more of my exercising giraffe drawings...

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