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.
Healthy Habits for Kids-Topic Overview
Habits are hard to break. That's why the sooner in life we build good,healthy habits,the easier it is to keep them and stay as healthy as possible. And when good habits are in place,it's easier to resist bad ones. Your child's habits start with you The most important thing to remember is that you are your child's role model. Your habits affect your children's habits. If your habits are ...
Fitness: Teaching Your Child to Stay Active
Physical activity is essential for lifelong health and well-being. A child can't be healthy if he or she isn't playing actively or exercising most days of the week. One of the very best things you can do for your children's health is to help make physical activity a habit-something that will be a natural part of their daily lives through adulthood. What is the right amount of physical ...
Exercise and Your Young Child
Discover fun, adult-directed fitness activities for infants to 5 year-olds.
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.
How to Find an Exercise You’ll Love
Here’s how to find ways to play so you’ll want to keep moving.
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.
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.
Keeping Kids Playing Injury-Free
More kids than ever are being sidelined by sports injuries; don't let your child be one of them.
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.
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.
Stop Childhood Obesity
Can childhood obesity be stopped? Yes, says child obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
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: 14 Healthy Ways for Kids to Relax
See how to battle your stress, kids. Find out how to relax by using music, yoga, meditation, and other relaxation techniques to handle stress.
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.
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.
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.
Snacks Quiz: Is Your Snack Supersized?
Chips, fries, pizza -- eating more than you realize? Take this quiz and see if you can tell the difference between what a snack serving size should look like and what kind of portion is too big.
Ice Cream Myths and Facts Quiz: Can Ice Cream Be Healthy?
What makes a healthy frozen treat? Take this quiz and show us how much you know about ice cream, frozen yogurt, and popsicles.