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.
Help Your Child Grow Up Healthy and Strong
Learn how to give your children building blocks for a healthy lifestyle from WebMD.
How to Hydrate Your Active Child
Follow these tips to keep your active child hydrated.
Exercise and Your Young Child
Discover fun, adult-directed fitness activities for infants to 5 year-olds.
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.
11 Ways to Get Kids in Shape for School
Kids need conditioning, too. Here's what to do.
New Pool Safety Gadgets Help Prevent Drowning
Children between the ages of 1 and 4 are most at risk for drowning, and adult supervision often isn't enough to prevent it.
How Parents Can Help Young Kids Keep Moving
How parents can help young kids keep moving.
Swimming Pool Safety
The Most Delicate Rule of Water Quality: Keep the Poop Out of the Pool
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.
Raising Fit Kids: Healthy Exercise Videos
How to Tell If Your Kid is Stressed
Worried your child is stressed? Ease the anxiety and look for these behaviors.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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 Inside Rainy Day Activities for Kids
Slideshow: 10 Ways to Entertain and Energize Without Focusing on Food
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.
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.
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.