exercise for kids
The playground classic of jumping rope seems to have disappeared. It’s time for a comeback!
Bend, twist and turn upside down for a happy baby and healthy child!
Get your children excited about helping with the garden this year with these five fun activities.
Combining entertainment and education into one fun experience, board games are a great addition to structured play for kids.
Help your kids develop their green thumb by teaching them to compost.
Getting kids outdoors and into nature helps promote healthy child development physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
Gardening with kids doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five simple steps to make gardening with kids more enjoyable.
Encourage your children to read by taking them to the library.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova details her excitement about raising her children in a multi-generational ecovillage once her family moves to the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Maine.
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova explains the benefits of raising kids in cohousing communities such as the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage her family is moving into.
To encourage Americans to get the two and a half hours of exercise a week they need, a group of health experts has developed the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan, which calls for increased funding for bike paths, physical education programs and fitness facilities.
Natural herbs and supplements such as blackcurrant and ginseng can give your athletic performance a boost.
Exercising outside, close to nature, makes you happier than exercising inside, according to a study from the University of Essex.
Heat illnesses are serious business, but they are also easily preventable. Read on to learn more.
Keep your family safe and enjoy all of the fun of splishing, splashing and wading in the water with these pool safety tips for children!
Sprout Foods new line of Sprout Smash Organic Kids Snack Pouches have the great taste school-aged kids love, and the nutrition their parents demand.
A new study found that your office chair may be hurting your health.
Whether you should take stairs or the elevator is a daily question. So if you think you don't have time to take the stairs, think again. Research shows that taking the stairs saves time in the day.
Starting an exercise program isn't as tough as you think! Just follow these simple tips to get moving.
A hot (literally) exercise trend is sweeping the nation. Learn more about hot yoga here.
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
Bathing suit season approaches! Stephanie goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
Walking can provide you with countless health benefits, and it's fun too!
Exercising is good for you—but what about for the environment? Getting your workout fix outdoors, using retrofitted or energy-efficient machines and buying sustainable workout gear will lessen your carbon footprint by pounds of CO2 a day.
Which herbs will help keep you energized, focused and possibly in shape? One Herb Companion staffer looks for the answers.
Prepare your body and mind for delivery with prenatal yoga poses and delicious red raspberry and nettle tea.
Black cherry juice is a delicious way to help sore muscles heal naturally.
Mighty Fine Gardens’ vertical garden kits provide families with a way to teach their children the value of outdoor time and of making healthy choices with food.
Childhood music lessons have long-term, positive effects on the brain.
Your kids will have fun sinking their fingers into this safe and natural play dough.
Use these five steps to encourage water conservation with children!
Sharing the love of cooking with children is a wonderful way to get kids in the kitchen and introduce to them the simple pleasures of life from kneading bread to chopping carrots to create a delicious and healthy meal.
A new study found that, obese or not, the number of years you live depends on your lifestyle.
New research is suggesting that a mere single serving of fatty food per day could have major health implications in the long run.
Getting back in shape to prepare for the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure requires exercise and healing salves for aching joints. Try these natural remedies when soothing your aching muscles.
The depths of winter are officially here, but with a few slight behavior modifications, you can beat the winter blues.
Feeling plugged up? Relieve constipation with these natural laxatives and home remedies for constipation.
Exercise can boost mental health and help relieve depression as part of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change’s natural approach to treating depression.
Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers.
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
Banish bad moods by eating right, exercising and changing your daily habits. Follow these five steps to improve your mood!
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
Bypass cold and flu season this year with natural remedies, herbal supplements, TLC and a little common sense.
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.