Helping Your Child Develop the Fitness Habit

While most children are born healthy and fit, not all of them remain that way. Doing so depends in great part on four factors: environment, attitude, knowledge, and lifestyle. All of these elements are within your control. In honor of National Physical Fitness & Sports Month (May), let’s look at them one at a time. …

10 Tips for Making Daily Physical Activity Part of Your Child’s Life

Here’s some of the bad news about sedentary lifestyles: * Forty percent of children ages 5 to 8 show at least one heart disease risk factor, including hypertension and obesity, which among children has doubled over the past two decades.* The first signs of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) are appearing at age 5 – …

Should You Have A Second Child? Ten Tips For Deciding

Deciding whether or not to have a second child can be agonizing. Two children is the norm. Yet more and more couples are stopping with one. How can you determine what’s best for you? Here are some tips for making one of life’s biggest decisions: *Consult your partner. Your spouse’s insights may help with your own …