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    What is holding back Indian kids from playing sports?

    Recently, when Bollywood actor R Madhavan and his wife Sarita decided to move to Abu Dhabi for their son Vedaant’s swimming training, it was popular news on several media platforms. Vedaant desired to represent India at the Olympics, and his parents believed in and supported his aspirations, something that’s quite unconventional among Indian families.    Although enrolling kids in all kinds of extracurricular activities after school hours has become a trend in recent years, academic performance still takes center stage for most parents. Getting involved in regular physical activity can…

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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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    6 IMPORTANT FITNESS SKILLS TO FOCUS ON FOR YOUNG ATHLETES

    Fitness and sports are often clubbed together, with most parents not really knowing the importance of both in their child’s development as a healthy human being. In addition to improving physical health, fitness programs for teens and kids can help improve various facets of mental, emotional, and social health.  A better fitness lifestyle can do wonders in enhancing a child’s performance in…

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    Building the Right Posture in Kids

    “Bad posture can lead to increased strain on the muscles, ligaments, joints and bones,” says Dr Redman. “As a child is growing, bad posture can lead to abnormal positioning, abnormal growth of the spine and, ultimately, increased arthritis later in life.” Think of the times when children were burdened to carry school bags with heavy books. Many children…

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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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    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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