25 Mar '13, 10pm

Hey, parents: Two new studies show active kids tend to be healthier later in life

Kids who play soccer, swing on the monkey bars or get other forms of exercise not only lower their risk of childhood obesity, have improved concentration and sleep better, they’re more likely to be healthy adults, two new studies show. One study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine , analyzed data from the existing Danish European Youth Heart Study, which examined health indicators in 332 boys and girls over a 12-year period. The kids performed back extensions and crunches; their cardiovascular fitness was tested using a bicycle ergometer test; and cardiovascular risk factors including blood pressure, weight and cholesterol were measured. The researchers found that youth with greater muscle strength were less likely to develop risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease as young adults, regardless of their weight. The second study looked at the bene...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/health/parents-reasons-keep-k...

Tweets

Parents: Reasons to Keep Kids Active

runnersworld.com 25 Mar '13, 8pm

Kids who play soccer, swing on the monkey bars or get other forms of exercise not only lower their risk of childhood obesi...

15:06: NEW: Active fire (See for details)

winnipegtransit.com 24 Mar '13, 8pm

Service Advisory Active fire As of 15:03, route 85 is under the effect of a detour. This detour affects the following stop...

keep calm and keep shopping

keep calm and keep shopping

missypixie.blogspot.com 26 Mar '13, 2pm

It has become a routine. I always shop more post-CNY, in the first half of the year. I blame Zara's Spring/Summer goodies ...

Autism in 1 in 50 Kids: The Numbers Keep Going Up

care2.com 24 Mar '13, 11am

Jessica N, I take huge offence to the comments you have made surrounding the medication of children and parents "putting o...

So excited for Adam and Tim! Lucky school kids, get reading!

So excited for Adam and Tim! Lucky school kids,...

runnersworld.com 25 Mar '13, 7pm

Metea Valley High School, in Aurora, Illinois, has selected Running the Edge for its all-school reading program. The book,...

ASCIIcast 409 - Active Model Serializers

railscasts.com 25 Mar '13, 9pm

The Active Model Serializer will automatically pick this up and if we move this up into the ApplicationController it’s inc...

Triathlons For Kids Becoming More Popular: More...

triathlon.competitor.com 26 Mar '13, 5pm

Triathlons For Kids Becoming More Popular By Triathlete.com Published 6 hours ago comments Tweet Share Share Print Latest ...

Kids spy on cabbies in sex-scandal crackdown » ...

The teenagers are looking for ‘inappropriate behaviour,’ as part of a crackdown by Rochdale council after the conviction o...

Running Film Festival in Boston on Marathon Wee...

runnersworld.com 25 Mar '13, 5pm

If you're that rare runner who can sit through lots of movies without getting searing hamstring pain, then here's a good w...

Kristen Stewart Pulls A Shoe Swap At The Kids Choice Awards: The star pulled her signature move, swapping her

Kristen Stewart Pulls A Shoe Swap At The Kids C...

hollywoodlife.com 26 Mar '13, 1pm

The star pulled her signature move, swapping her sexy pumps for cool comfort at the award show! Is it cool that she stuck ...

#WWII hero gets burial at sea, 70 years later

stripes.com 24 Mar '13, 6pm

It took 70 years, but a New Bern World War II hero has finally gotten his funeral. Ensign Henry P. Whitehurst Jr, who died...

Confirmed: Traffic Pollution Can Cause Asthma I...

greencarreports.com 22 Mar '13, 7pm

By Antony Ingram Antony Ingram Contributing Writer BIO Antony has what can only be described as an obsession for all thing...