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4 Fitness Alternatives To Team Sports

While team sports are popular for many children, some children do not enjoy the aspect at all. The competitiveness or the sport itself may not be appealing to a child. If a child does not choose to play sports, they can choose from plenty of alternative options and stay physically fit. 

Learn about activities and groups children can join to stay in shape, have an active lifestyle, and help set a foundation for a healthy future. Activities take place both indoors and outdoors, giving kids plenty of options to choose from.  read more...

Obsessed

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.  (1 Corin. 9:24)

A few years ago, I was having a conversation with a college student consumed by a single goal: he wanted to please his dad.   He stated that his every waking moment was spent mulling over plans that would increase the approval of an uncaring man.   The futility of his efforts left Rick broken at age 20.  His obsession to find happiness in the validation of his father,   read more...

Simple Ways To Inspire Kids To Be Active

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all children get at least an hour of physical activity every day. It should include bone-strengthening exercises three days per week as well as muscle-strengthening exercises three days per week. That physical activity can be included in the hour per day that kids should be engaged in physical activity

Given the importance of exercise for kids' health and well-being, it's only natural to want on inspire your children to exercise each day.  read more...

5 Tried and True Benefits of Working Out With Your Kids

Children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 17 should be getting at least an hour of physical activity every day. According to the USDA, most of that hour should be spent in moderate or vigorous intensity aerobic exercise.

Kids may need to try multiple forms of exercise to find what they truly enjoy doing, and sometimes simply playing active games will suffice. However, you shouldn't just assume that your kids are moving as much as they should be because they have P.E. at school. One way to ensure that your children are on the right track with fitness read more...

Create Transformational Resolutions

The New Year ushers in a tidal wave of transformational hopes and dreams.  We commonly refer to them as resolutions; these are commitments to change areas of our lives that feel stuck or in need of direction. 

Typically, three areas are ground-zero for change: spirit, mind and body.   This year, “I will spend more time reading the Bible, praying, going to church” or, “I will read more, make friends, volunteer” or, “I will lose weight, get fit, get serious about a chronic disease.” read more...

 

3 Reasons Your Child Should Be Taking Dance Classes

Most young children are natural dancers. Turn on the music, and they'll respond to it without the selfconsciousness that can keep adults and older children off of the dance floor. But do young children need to learn dance?

It's easy to view dance classes as unnecessary for children who don't actually aspire to become dancers. But there are actually some very good reasons why dance classes are good for any child. Take a look at why dance classes might be a good choice for your child. read more...