1. Health

Have an Active Summer

Kids in swimming pool, photo by Hoby Finn

Enjoy the outdoors, the weather, and your family, and feel good while you do!

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National Farmers Market Week

Sample summer produce and meet the farmers who grew it during National Farmers Market Week, organized by the USDA each year in August.

Win Prizes with Your Fitness Tracker

Are you logging your daily activity with a fitness tracker? Prizes are ready and waiting for you with these reward programs and apps.

Safer Soccer: No Headers Before High School

Parents and Pros for Safer Soccer says due to concussion risks, kids should not practice heading in soccer until they're age 14 or in high school.

Preventing Heat Illness on the Playing Field

Heat illness can be dangerous and even fatal--but it's also preventable and treatable. Find out how to keep your athlete safe during hot summer practices.

The Fun Factor in Kids' Sports

When kids have fun playing sports, they're more likely to keep playing. Boost the fun factor in youth sports: Winning isn't everything!

Presidential Youth Fitness Program

The Presidential Youth Fitness Program is no longer a one-time look at kids' performance on a fitness test. Instead, it aims to encourage lifelong health.

Muscle-Building Dangers

Many adolescents - both boys and girls - engage in muscle-enhancing behaviors, and not all of them are healthy. Help your teen build muscle safely.

Summer Sports Camp Safety

Summer sports camps have many benefits, but they also have their own set of safety concerns. Find out how to lower your child's risk at sports camp.

Best Warm-Up Exercises for Kids

The best warm-up exercises for kids are fun and easy to do. Warming up before sports or stretching helps kids stay healthy and perform better.

Soccer-Inspired Games for Kids

Ultimate soccer mom Kristine Lilly shares how-tos for four soccer games that build skills and promote active play.

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