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    5 ways to keep kids healthy and active

    One out of 10 children suffer from serious health conditions in India, including issues like obesity and diabetes, physical tiredness, unhealthy food cravings and the list goes on. It is important to develop a good healthy schedule for your child so they can grow up to become a healthy individual. A child’s upbringing will determine his/her…

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    HOW DO I CHOOSE SHOES FOR MY CHILD?

    There are three important factors that should be kept in mind, for choosing appropriate shoes for your child (aged 4 to 18 years). The first is foot comfort, the second is appropriateness and the third is foot protection. Depending on how fast the child is growing, the shoes need to be replaced for every one-half…

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    Habits, Healthy Practices and Fitness For Kids

    “Habit makes the mind insensitive” – Jiddu Krishnamurti In this article, we will discuss how we form habits, the dangers associated with habit formation, how to develop enduring and beneficial practices overall, particularly with physical fitness in mind. We generally consider ‘habits’ as mechanical and repetitive responses to certain needs – real or imagined. Hence,…

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    The right words and thoughts develop a good fitness routine for kids

    As parents and elders, staying in sync with Gen Z’s train of thoughts can be tough. Generations are shaped by the behavioural characteristics of their parents, which is why clubbing the older generations and gen Z together is a mistake.   Millennials and the previous generation were not compelled to live in a competitive world as the Gen z’s. In the past, the motto was…

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    Protectionist approach of parents and its impact on children

    The bond of mother and father with their child is very unique and compassionate it has different beautiful colors which defines the growth of child heading towards his /her youth and one day became an adult. There are different approaches of parents they opt during the upbringing of their child some are inbound and most…

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    What is strength training and why is it important?

    Also known as weight or resistance training, strength training is a physical activity designed to improve muscularfitness by exercising specific muscle group against external resistance including free weights,weight machines or your own body weight. There are plenty of exercises for kids and sports for children that aid in strength training. The basic principle is to…

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    We all want A SMART Kid. Which kind though?

    When you type in Google Search “Indian Parents” the result you get will leave all parents, including me, in a state of shock and an instant spiral of reflection. Are we as Indian parent doing such a bad job of parenting by pushing our child to be SMART. Well let’s take a look at some…

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    Fitness for Young Beginner Athletes

    A fitness for kids scheme to prepare your child to reach the top! Start! Make a beginning. Maybe you think you’re not going to be a superstar athlete. But you can still set a big fitness goal for yourself, even if you’ve never tried a sport before: It could be a long bike ride, several…

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    Resistance Training for Children – Benefits Vs Risks

    Resistance or strength training for children is often riddled with misconceptions. It’s not uncommon to hear parents ask if resistance training stunts growth in children or makes them prone to injury risks. So lets dive into this topic a little deeper so that we can weigh the benefits and risks, if there are any. To…

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    Kids Nutrition- Paradox of Choices

    In today`s day and age we have lot more choices of food available for our children. But the food  that our children are having is not necessarily nutritious and helpful for their growth and  development. How can we establish a lifelong relationship with food that is positive, healthy and  sustainable?  1. Strike a healthy balance…

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