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Kids Getting “Fit,” a New Healthy Lifestyle Site from WebMD and Sanford Health

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

You all know WebMD as the trusted site for all health-related issues.  Now, WebMD and Sanford Health (the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the U.S.) have partnered to create fit, a colorful and dynamic new website just for kids that will motivate them to be aware of their fitness, health, and nutrition.

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted by the CDC, 12.5 million (17%) children and teens between ages 2-18 are obese and suffering from related health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.  To help parents, health professionals, and educators become more aware of the increasing obesity issue, the fit website is tailored to three age groups.  fit Junior is for ages 2-7, fit Kids is for ages 8-12, and fit Teens is for ages 13-19.  Each site focuses on four categories of living a healthy lifestyle: food, move, mood, and recharge. 

By playing games and activities, taking quizzes, and watching videos aimed for each age group, kids will learn how to increase nutritional, physical, emotional, and restorative fitness.  Kids will be taught why a healthy life is important and how to achieve overall well-being.  Eating the right foods, making sure to exercise, and getting enough sleep will go a long way in decreasing obesity and increasing energy.

For parents, the site Raising Fit Kids will also offer more information on help kids remain fit and happy.

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