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Best Way To Fight Teen Obesity: More Team Sports, Not Less

The best way to fight obesity in high school students is to increase opportunities for all teens, regardless of athletic ability, to participate in team sports and for more kids to bike and/or walk to school at least 4 times a week, say the authors of a groundbreaking new study in the journal Pediatrics.

Keeping Children Safe On July 4th: Stay Away From Fireworks!

Fireworks are a traditional part of Independence Day celebrations, but they can also be dangerous. Sadly, children and teens are too often hurt by fireworks. So, before the celebration begins, here are some EyeSmart fireworks safety tips from the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

Making Youth Sports Safer Is Goal of New Partnership

The National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute (NYSHSI) and The Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention (Datalys Center) are joining forces to create a better environment for youth sports by furthering relevant research.

Tick Battle Continues: 5 Key Ways to Help Avoid Disease this Summer

This summer is expected to bring epic risks for Lyme disease transmission. Here are 5 key ways to keep yourself and family protected throughout the tick-infested summer months.

Walking Is Great Way To Stay Fit For Entire Family

Looking for a way to keep you and your entire family fit and healthy? Take a walk, says fitness expert and the author of a new children's book, Abby Gets Fit, Doug Werner.

The Straight Skinny On Choosing A Weight Loss Camp

With summer fast approaching, you are probably beginning to think about how to keep your kids busy.  If your child is struggling with weight (whether it's 10 pounds or 100 pounds), wants to get in shape, and increase their self-confidence, you may want to consider weight loss camp.

10 Bike-Related Recalls to Check Out Before You Hit the Road This Spring

Now that spring is here, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding consumers to check to see if their bicycles, bicycle components or accessories have been recalled before using them, which can be dangerous and cause an accident, resulting in injury or even death. If you have a recalled product, contact the firm for the remedy. Once that's taken care of, remember to properly strap on your bike helmet!

Preventing Overuse Injuries, Overtraining, and Burnout: 9 Ways Parents Can Help

Overuse injuries and burnout continue to be a major problem in youth sports.  Multiple injuries among some young athletes highlight the need for rest to prevent overuse injuries, overtraining, and burnout in young athletes. Here are 9 ways experts say parents can help.

Playing Hurt: Are Parents And Kids To Blame?

Many sports injuries are preventable, but continue to occur because of misconceptions about sports safety, uninformed behaviors by parents, coaches, and youth athletes, and a lack of training, says a new survey from Safe Kids Worldwide.  Perhaps most distressing of all was the finding that nearly half of all coaches say they have been pressured by parents or the kids themselves to allow athletes to play hurt.

Who's Really Responsible for the Obesity Epidemic?

I'm tired of people blaming schools, sports leagues, and any variety of other organizations and factors for the fact that their children are overweight - obese, even - couch potatoes who play video games and eat junk food. Stop blaming and start looking at yourselves, parents!

Last week, the Dallas Morning News published an article by columnist Nancy Churnin blaming high school sports and the increasingly competitive and elite sports at earlier ages for the obesity epidemic. Anyone who has read my blogs knows that I question the value of elite sports at the younger levels and have not 100% bought into the current status quo of high school sports, but pinning the obesity epidemic on schools and travel teams? Laughable.

I'm tired of people blaming schools, sports leagues, and any variety of other organizations and factors for the fact that their children are overweight - obese, even - couch potatoes who play video games and eat junk food. Stop blaming and start looking at yourselves, parents!
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