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The Surprising Impact Your Gut Has on Mental Health

We think so much about nutrition when it comes to our physical health, such as how many calories or grams of protein we need to consume to gain this m...

Less Than Half of American Children Get Enough Sleep Each Night. How Do We Fix It?

How much sleep is enough for children? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nine hours a night is the magic number. New research pre...

Do Kindergartners Really Need 30 Minutes of Homework a Night?

Do kindergartners really need homework? If you polled most Americans, the answer would likely be a resounding no. Yet a 2015 study found that Ameri...

Does Walking With a Weighted Vest Help You Lose Weight?

The first time I saw it, I wrote it off as an anomaly. But then I saw it again. And again. And again. Totally normal people walking around in pu...

3 Simple Commandments That Can Guide Almost Anyone to Greater Fitness

Improving your fitness can sometimes feel like rocket science. Fall down the wrong rabbit hole, and suddenly you're surrounded by complex terminolo...

Why Kids Need to Roughhouse

Kids have always loved roughhousing. Boisterous, physical play is ingrained in their DNA, and when you get two or more kids around each other for l...

How Heavy Is Too Heavy for a Kid's Backpack?

With screen time at an all-time high and unrestricted outdoor play at an all-time low, kids' posture is worse than ever. One other factor causing m...

The Shocking Phenomenon That Shows Just How Movement-Starved Modern Kids Really Are

The serene interior of an elementary school classroom. Sunlight streams through the windows as a teacher scribbles basic arithmetic on the board. Some...

Let Them Be Barefoot: The Importance of Kids Going Shoe-Less

There are 206 bones in your body. These bones are held together and can move through time and space thanks to a nervous system that controls over 600 ...

The Real Reason Schools Are Banning Tag—and Why It Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Parents

Banning tag. In an age when many believe our society has become too overprotective, it's one phenomenon that's sparked a lot of outrage. Schools o...

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