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.
Exercise and Your Young Child
Discover fun, adult-directed fitness activities for infants to 5 year-olds.
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.
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.
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.
How P.E. Benefits Kids -- and Why Parents Should Care
P.E. has changed since you were a kid. Here’s why it’s important and how to help your child love it.
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 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: 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.
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.
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.
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.