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.
Obesity in Children
Is your child overweight? Learn more from WebMD about the causes and risks of obesity, and what you can do to help.
Growing Pains in Children: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of growing pains in children.
How to Hydrate Your Active Child
Follow these tips to keep your active child hydrated.
FIT Connection for Parents: Move
Why does activity matter for a healthy lifestyle? The choices you make about exercising affect your eating, emotions, and energy, too.
Raise Active Kids When You’re Inactive
With fun activities for kids, it's not too late to change your family's approach to fitness.
Understanding the FIT Platform for Parents
Living a fit life is about more than just exercise. Food, mood, exercise, and rest all play a role in fitness and a healthy weight. The FIT Platform explains.
The FIT Connection for Parents
Eating, exercise, emotions, and energy link together in a healthy, fit lifestyle.
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.
Stop Childhood Obesity
Can childhood obesity be stopped? Yes, says child obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
Video: 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.
Video: How to Tell If Your Kid is Stressed
Worried your child is stressed? Ease the anxiety and look for these behaviors.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: 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.
Quiz: 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.