Kid Fitness

My little Yogis

My kids environment is constantly filled with stimulation.  There is noise every where we go, from sun up to sun down.  As much as we like to be active and noisy, if there is no peace and quietness to balance it out,…

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The Big Race

In a study conducted by the Department of Education in California, they determined "Higher achievement was associated with higher levels of fitness in the three grades they tested."  Almost 1 million kids were tested. So in short, the more physically fit…

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Incentives

Well, my kids are already "bored" and it's only the second week of summer. Luckily there is a track behind our house that is probably 1/3 of a mile all the way around it. It has a small pond in…

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Getting out

It's rainy and cold today, but the weekend was nice.  We decided to take advantage of the great weather and go on a hike.  Here's proof your little ones are completely capable of hiking with your family.   Although you…

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Love to run

I love this picture of my daughter, and I love running races with my kids.  They are so excited to come across the finish line and truly feel that sense of joy and accomplishment.  Without a doubt the best thing…

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Hiking

Spring is the perfect time to take your family on a hike.  Not too hot, not too cold. Maybe a little wet, but hey they are kids. Mud is good.  I have been taking my kids on hikes since they…

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A Balancing Act

I've only owned one other exercise ball since having kids.  They loved to play with it.  I have found it down the street, in the garden, they've used it to knock pictures off my wall, knock eachother down like bowling pins,…

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Finally 5!

Hooray, ketchup boy is 5 years old.  Is there anything more un-appetizing than letting your kids decorate the cupcakes themselves!  I wasn't tempted after watching them lick their fingers and then spreading sprinkles and frosting on each cupcake. But then…

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Soak up the Sun

We had a sunny week with 50 degree weather.  My kids wanted to be outside.  They even abandon Mario when the weather get's good.  Normally I will make my kids play close to home so I don't have to go…

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So You Think You Can Dance?

The American Heart association recommeds, "all children 2 and older should participate in at least 30 minutes of enjoyable, moderate-intensity activities each day. And at least 30 minutes of vigorous physical activities at least three to four days each week…

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