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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Staying Fit

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping Families Healthy

We're spending more time at home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are some tips to keep everyone active and eating well while you are at home.

Exercising During Pregnancy

Most women benefit greatly from exercising throughout their pregnancies. But during that time, you'll need to make a few changes to your normal exercise routine.

Fitness and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old

Kids who enjoy exercise tend to stay active throughout their lives. Learn how to encourage fitness in your teen.

Fitness and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old

Kids this age are naturally active, so be sure to provide lots of opportunities for your child to practice basic skills, such as running, kicking, and throwing.

Fitness and Your 3- to 5-Year-Old

Take advantage of your child's natural tendency to be active. Staying fit can help improve kids' self-esteem and decrease the risk of serious illnesses later in life.

Fitness and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old

School-age kids need physical activity to build strength, coordination, confidence, and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle.

Fitness for Kids Who Don't Like Sports

Some kids aren't natural athletes and they may say they just don't like sports. What then?

Kids and Exercise

Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit are better able to handle physical and emotional challenges.

Motivating Kids to Be Active

Parents can help instill a love of activity and help kids make it a part of their everyday routine.

Motivating Preschoolers to Be Active

A preschooler's desire to move, move, move makes this a great time to encourage fitness habits that can last a lifetime.