Parents Ask: Hydration

Q: Why is drinking water so important, especially during the summertime, and how much should we have? How can I encourage my family to drink more water? A: The human body is made up of 72% water. Water also composes 75% of your brain, 83% of your blood, 22% of your...

Succeed in Your Fitness Routine

By Alexa Bigwarfe Summer is just around the corner and many of us are preparing for pool season. It can be difficult to get back into a routine, especially as a busy parent when it is often difficult to find the time to fit an exercise routine into your life. However,...

Screen Addiction

By Dan Williams PT, CSCS, BCN Parents are often concerned that their child is spending too much time on their iPad, iPhone or other electronic device and wonder if screen time affects their brain development and maturation. Parents also wonder if it is addicting...

The Active Outdoors

Compiled by Michelle Talsma Everson Spring is officially here and the weather is gorgeous outside. Now is the time to go explore the active outdoors before triple digit temps hit. Hiking, biking, fishing, camping—it’s all fair game this spring and into early summer....

Youth Sports Nutrition

By Denise Morrison Yearian All children need nutritionally balanced meals for healthy growth and development. But for those involved in rigorous athletics, the needs may be even greater. To ensure your young athlete receives proper nutrition and hydration to fuel his...

Parents Ask: Summer Eye Safety

Q: We spend a lot of time outside in the mornings, days at the water park and visit the beach. I often worry about the damage the that bright reflections, sand and water could be doing to my children’s eyes. What can I do to help keep their eyes safe during summer? –...

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