Fitness and Exercise in Children Directory
Whether it's organized sports, swimming, dancing, hiking, or martial arts, children should be encouraged to do physical activities that they like. Parents should play alongside their children and talk about the benefits of fitness. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about children's fitness and exercise, the benefits of exercise for children, encouraging exercise and fitness for children, and much more.
5 Simple, Fun Ideas for Family Fitness
It's time for exercise! Make yours an active family with these fun activities to keep everyone fit.
Growing Pains in Children: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of growing pains in children.
Why Is My Child So Hyper?
Find out why your child is a bundle of energy and what you can do to calm things down.
Aerobic Exercise for Teenagers
Building strong bones is critical during the teen years. WebMD explains the benefits of aerobic exercise for teens - on their fitness levels and mood.
Plan as a Family for a 5K
Looking for a great way to get everyone moving? Train as a family to walk or run a 5K race.
Getting Your Child to Exercise
We have ideas for getting your sedentary child up and moving.
Whatever Happened to Gym Class?
Child obeisity goes up while PE programs are disappearing from the nation's public schools, due to budget cuts and time constraints.
What’s the Right Sport for Your Child?
Many kids aren’t born knowing they want to play soccer or be on the cheerleading squad. Parents can help them find an activity that will keep them active.
Keeping Kids Active
Get practical advice from the experts on how to get your child off the couch and on the road to good health.
How to Tell If Your Kid is Stressed
Worried your child is stressed? Ease the anxiety and look for these behaviors.
Ease Your Child’s Stress
A balanced routine is important if your child is stressed beyond normal. Here’s how you can structure their day.
Stop Childhood Obesity
Can childhood obesity be stopped? Yes, says child obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
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Teach Your Kids to Love Exercise
Your kids don’t like sports? No problem! See how to get your kids up and moving. Find fun ways for them to exercise.
14 Inside Rainy-Day Activities for Kids
Keep kids moving with these kids games when they can’t play outside. See that kids don’t need to be outside to have family fun and get fit.
Quick Tips for Feeding a Picky Eater
Is your child a picky eater? Learn strategies for feeding picky eaters and tips for establishing good eating habits in kids.
Performance Supplements Quiz for Teens: Sports Drinks, Energy Drinks, Creatine, and More
Try this quiz to see how much you know about the potential dangers of protein supplements, creatine, energy drinks, natural steroids, and more performance supplements.
Do Your Kids Get Enough Exercise?
Are your kids getting moving enough? Take this exercise quiz to see how much you know about kids and healthy fitness habits.