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Catherine Holecko

Updated Articles and Resources

By Catherine Holecko

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Preventing Heat Illness on the Playing Field Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      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 Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      When kids have fun playing sports, they're more likely to keep playing. Boost the fun factor in youth sports: Winning isn't everything!
    • Lose It: Stick with the free version Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      This reviewer loves the free version of the Lose It app, but was disappointed in the premium version and Jawbone connection.
    • Before You Buy Treadmill Equipment Created: Saturday, January 30, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Buying treadmill equipment is a big investment. When you're ready to buy a treadmill, know what to expect and how to get the best deal.
    • Presidential Youth Fitness Program Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      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.
    • Before You Choose a Fitness Treadmill Created: Saturday, January 30, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      For home fitness, treadmill workouts can be ideal. You can burn a lot of calories without worrying about weather or child care. Here's what to consider before you choose a treadmill to buy.
    • Muscle-Building Dangers Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Many adolescents - both boys and girls - engage in muscle-enhancing behaviors, and not all of them are healthy. Help your teen build muscle safely.
    • Am I Fat? Created: Sunday, February 22, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      It's not unusual for adolescents to wonder, "Am I fat?" Try these confidence-boosting tips to help build your tween or tween's body image.
    • Kids' Stretching and Flexibility - What Parents Should Know Created: Friday, June 25, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Make kids' stretching a part of their regular routine. Just like adults, kids need to stretch their muscles after sports or active play.
    • Simple Kids' Stretching Exercises Created: Sunday, June 27, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Kids may be naturally flexible, but they still benefit from stretching. Try this simple series of stretches (make sure muscles are warmed up first).
    • Dealing with Disappointment in Youth Sports Created: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Dealing with disappointment in sports is an opportunity for kids to learn character traits like resilience, determination, and good sportsmanship.
    • Riding Toys for Kids, Tweens, and Teens Created: Monday, April 19, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Find exciting riding toys for kids and tweens, from the latest Razor scooter to helmet covers that make safety more fun.
    • Great American Backyard Campout Created: Monday, March 07, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Join a Great American Backyard Campout site in your area, create one yourself, or simply pitch a tent in your own backyard.
    • Summer Sports Camp Safety Created: Monday, April 23, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      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.
    • Are Trampolines Safe? Created: Monday, September 24, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Kids love them, but are trampolines safe? Find out what pediatricians recommend and what essential safety guidelines to follow.
    • Games for Kids to Play Alone Created: Thursday, February 10, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      With these active games for kids to play alone, kids get some of the physical activity they need every day without having to find a play partner.
    • Best Warm-Up Exercises for Kids Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      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.
    • Family Fitness Ideas Created: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014
      These family fitness ideas get your whole crew playing actively together, while you enjoy each other's company. Add to your family closeness and your physical activity levels at the same time.
    • Help Your Child Cope with Sports Anxiety Created: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Call it game-day jitters or butterflies in the stomach--but sports anxiety isn't just for pros, or adults. Kids and teens can feel it too. Here's how to help kids who are worried about a sporting e...
    • Soccer-Inspired Games for Kids Created: Thursday, June 19, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Ultimate soccer mom Kristine Lilly shares how-tos for four soccer games that build skills and promote active play.
    • Letterboxing and Geocaching with Kids Created: Friday, May 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Letterboxing and geocaching are ideal ways to inspire kids to walk and explore outdoors. Play treasure hunter in your hometown or anywhere you visit.
    • Youth Sports Profile: Kids' Ice Hockey Created: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      The slam-bang sport of kids ice hockey isn't just for boys, or big kids either. Find the basics on this popular youth sport, from costs (yes, they can be high) to risks to finding a program in your area.
    • How Can I Turn Outdoor Games into Indoor Games? Created: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      These simple, fun, safe ideas help transform outdoor play into indoor games for kids! Boost physical activity and help kids practice sports skills too.
    • Get More Out of Geocaching Created: Monday, June 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Does your family love geocaching? Here's how to go beyond the basics and branch out into different kinds of caches that aim to educate and entertain.
    • 10 Basics of Sportsmanship for Sports Parents Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Don't be the parent who ruins the game for your child. Follow these simple guidelines for good sportsmanship for sports parents.
    • Active, Outdoor Party Games Created: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Keep guests busy at your next kids' birthday party: Turn them loose outside, then gather them for these active, outdoor party games." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014
      Find out what kind of sports and physical activities are best for children with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.
    • Snacks with Fruit and Vegetables Created: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014
      Up your family's produce intake by serving fruits and vegetables at snacktime. Try these suggestions for healthy snacks with fruit and vegetable ingredients." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • Best Ride-On Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers Created: Friday, March 27, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014
      Find adorable ride-on toys for little kids, from scooters to buggies to balance bikes.
    • Let's Go Swimming: Family Fun and Fitness in the Water Created: Saturday, June 14, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014
      Kids usually love water--for fun, games, swimming, splashing and even competing. Find activity ideas, sports how-tos, and safety tips for water play.
    • When Should Kids Start Swim Lessons? Created: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      Children should start swim lessons when they are developmentally ready, although it's possible that earlier swim lessons can help prevent drowning.
    • Is It Ever Too Late to Start a New Sport? Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      Is it ever too late to start a new sport? Here's what to know if your child gets a late start in sports.

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