Kids who have fun playing games and sports now can develop healthy exercise habits to last a lifetime. Find out how to encourage your child (without pushing) and ways to foster good sportsmanship.

The Importance of Play

AAP advises making play a significant part of a child's life to nurture happiness, development, education, and parent-child bonding.

10 Benefits of Physical Activity

Keeping in shape can help your child throughout her life.

Yoga for Better Behavior

At first glance, yoga and your child might seem like an odd pairing, since yoga is often about quiet and stillness -- words that don't usually describe kids. But little ones don't need laserlike focus to reap the benefits.

The Benefits of Yoga for Kids

By practicing yoga poses, children can learn how to exercise, develop confidence, and concentrate better.

3 Fun Bouncy Ball Exercises

Let the good times roll with these new ways to get active

10 Ways to Exercise as a Family

How to get the whole family moving -- together.

The Top 5 Outdoor Sports for Kids

Your kids will be having too much fun to call it exercise.

Teach Your Child to Love a Sport

What you need to know so that your budding athlete always feels like a winner.

Stretching Exercises for Kids

Try these yoga moves to boost energy and wake up your senses.

Strike a Pose: Parent-Child Yoga

Tone your muscles and calm your minds with these simple stretches for two.

The Importance of (Multiple) Sports: Stop Specializing In Sports So Early

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) recently held an event with the purpose of raising awareness about the importance of introducing kids to a variety of athletic pursuits rather than committing exclusively to one.

We Need More Physical Education in Schools

Dr. Thom McKenzie explains why it's so important for children to have quality Physical Education in school. Support this issue in your community by sharing this video with your child's teachers, school board members and administrators.

How to Shop Healthier at the Grocery Store

Feeding your family healthy meals starts at the grocery store. Learn how to improve the quality of your cart with these expert tips, from taking advantage of in-store dietitian services to shopping the perimeter of the store.

How to Do an Overhead Press

Target triceps, shoulders, and upper back with this how-to demo.

What Makes a Happy Child?

Ten things that you can do to raise a happy person.

All About Bicycle Riding

Bicycling promotes strength, balance, and overall fitness.

5 Tips for Safe & Healthy Exercise

Warm up, cool down, and make sure they're playing it safe.


Grandparents play an important role in your baby's life. Here are some common issues you may encounter.

Teaching TV Responsibility

Teaching your children to become critical viewers has never been more important.

Mommy and Me Yoga

Don't ohm alone! Grab your child and try this fun and energizing workout!

Dominique Dawes' Advice on Helping Your Kid Achieve Her Olympic Dreams

Dominique Dawes competed on the U.S. Gymnastics Team in three Olympics Games and won four medals. Check out her advice for parents of budding gymnasts.

Staying Active as a Family

How often do you hear the familiar lament, "I'm bored?" We've got tips to help change that refrain to "Let's Go!" and inspire your family to get active -- and stay active -- all weekend long.

Going Beyond the Gold: Interview With Nastia Liukin

At 18, Nastia Liukin won the all-around gold medal for gymnastics in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Now, she reflects on her stellar career and her aspirations.

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