Friday, August 29, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Fitness

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

7 Autumn Activities in the Lehigh Valley and Surrounding Areas

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Heather Manning who lives in Bethlehem, PA with her partner and their sons, Lucas and Miles. Together they hike, paddle, run, swim, visit farms, and attend festivals throughout the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley area. Her blog originally appeared on Kids Outdoors Philadelphia... Read more

5 ways families can fight obesity

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6:00 AM
Could the childhood Obesity Epidemic really be improving? A recent study published in Pediatrics showed improving trends in physical activity, sedentary behavior, diet, and Body Mass Index in sixth to tenth grade students in the United States from 2001 to 2010. Researchers found an increase in the... Read more

Philly Play! promotes play as a way to healthier lifestyle

Monday, September 23, 2013, 9:33 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. The health and well-being of our city’s children is a major indicator of our quality of life. As a father of two boys,... Read more

Move over protein shakes! Five power foods every teen athlete needs

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 5:30 AM
School is in session! I could say that it was the whistles during drills from the high school football field that reminded me of fall sports season, but truthfully, it was the cross-country team that passed me running on Kelly Drive that made me think about being a teenage athlete. Though many teens... Read more

5 steps to make playing outside with your child more fun

Friday, August 2, 2013, 6:05 AM
Have you ever gone outside with your excited child ready to play and not sure what to do, or did your child start out excited to play basketball with you and complained after 10 minutes that it was no fun? As you probably know, children need at least one hour of physical activity a day, and parents... Read more

A summer slump with the kids at home? Try a schedule

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 5:25 AM
Are you tired of hearing, “I am bored, there’s nothing to do?” Are you getting frustrated that your kids are sleeping in late, watching TV, playing video games, or on the computer all day? Does your child look and act like they have no energy? Are you worried your child is going... Read more
About this blog
The Healthy Kids blog is your window into the latest news, research and advice around children's health. Learn more about our growing list of contributors here.

If you have questions about your child's health, ask them here.

Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Mario Cruz, M.D. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. 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. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected