Saturday, December 20, 2014

Fitness

June 14: Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome 5K Run and Walk

Monday, May 12, 2014, 9:41 AM
Come raise awareness about amplified pain syndromes in children by participating in the Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) 5K Run and Walk next month, which will benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia AMPS Center. Hosted by the Childhood RND Educational Foundation, Inc.... Read more

Should a child return to sports after an ACL injury?

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Robert Marx, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. One of the most common knee injuries in young people is a torn ligament, particularly the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Young athletes... Read more

What can I do if my child is teased during physical activity?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
For many of us, teasing by children while participating in physical activity may not seem like a big deal. Most of us have memories of being teased in gym class because of the way we ran, missed a catch, or being unable to climb the rope. Perhaps you were the last one picked for a team or didn’t... Read more

Cold-weather and exercise: A double whammy for some kids

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
Does your child get tired easily during or after exercise, or coughs after coming inside from being active outdoors? It could be exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) or exercise-induced asthma, a condition in which people experience constriction of the airway when they exercise, producing symptoms such... Read more

How inactivity is really hurting our children

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
Only about one-quarter of American teens aged 12–15 years engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes daily, according to recently released data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The findings from the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination... Read more

Should you buy video games for Christmas presents?

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 5:30 AM
Lots of children are asking for video games this Christmas, and parents are faced with question of whether or not to buy them. Will I have to fight with my children to get them to stop playing? Are they going be sitting on the couch with a controller in their hands, and eyes fixed on the TV screen... Read more

What kind of physical activity does a toddler need?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:00 AM
It seems like 2-years-olds are always on the move. A typical day for a toddler might involve running around the house as your chasing him, wearing himself out at the playground, and racing around on a ride on toy. But is this enough physical activity? What kind of exercise does a toddler need? The... Read more

WHYY's Y12K Road Race, 3K Family Walk/Run on Nov. 9

Monday, November 4, 2013, 9:39 AM
WHYY expects more than 500 runners and fitness enthusiasts of all levels and ages for its fifth annual Y12K Road Race this Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. The 12-kilometer (7.45-mile) course extends from the southern side of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Falls... Read more

How does recess and gym help learning at school?

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 9:49 AM
What does your child say when someone asks about his or her favorite subject? Does your child usually say recess or gym? Do you cringe wishing that reading, math, or science was the answer? Actually, it’s not wrong to love recess or gym class, and recent studies show that recess and gym class... Read more

Biking with Bobby event will share resources for safe riding

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 6:00 AM
Today's guest blogger is Bobby Henon, a Philadelphia City Councilman representing the 6th District in Northeast Philadelphia. He can be reached through www.bobbyhenon.com. Riding a bicycle is a great blend of practicality, exercise, and fun, but lot of people still have questions and concerns about... Read more
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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., F.A.A.P Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Chief of Pediatric Emergency Services at Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D. Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at CHOP
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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