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Mental Wellness for Children

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    Benefits of short duration exercises for children

    While the benefits of exercise for children and adults are well-known, the duration and the type of daily exercise is not widely discussed. Well-known studies recommend 1 hour of moderate to strong daily exercise for children and adults. It also happens that for many children, sparing even 1 hour of time for physical activity becomes…

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    There are a lot of narratives around parenting, filled with all kinds of dos and don’ts. Some hacks work while others just join the long list of “failed attempts”. In India, more often than not, the parenting credit goes to couples whose child gets an A+ in major subjects (maths and science) or to those…

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    5 Ways To Teach Kids The Importance Of Responsibility

    As a young mom working 5 days a week, it was often difficult for me to give my daughters the attention they needed. Children these days, due to lack of attention, get more involved with television, computers and mobile phones which decreases the amount of physical activity that kids require to stay healthy. To counter…

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    Digital Fitness Tracker For Kids: Advantages & Disadvantages

    What are the pros and cons of buying a fitness tracker for your child? This is an especially pertinent question when parents more than ever are using the devices to measure whether or not their kids are getting enough exercise, with fitness for kids in India becoming a more mainstream facet of a child’s daily…

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    The Right Choice: Tips To Help Kids Develop Decision-Making Skills

    Making decisions in life for kids is as simple or tough as it is for adults. The only difference is the ample experience adulthood gives us in facing the consequences of the choices we make.   Now to break down the act of decision making for children, it can be as simple as choosing the colour of their paintings or choosing what sports they’d like to play.   Here are a…

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    Physical Fitness & All-Round Development in Kids

    Holistic fitness is a direct approach to maintaining mental, spiritual and physical fitness, incorporating nutrition and mindfulness to achieve an overall sense of wellbeing.  Physical fitness for children is not solely to burn calories, but helps in mental well-being and nutrition.   ‘Holistic’ basically means looking at something as a ‘whole’. In the world of fitness, it means being conscious of good…

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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. Healthy habits will help them…

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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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