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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...

Should American High Schools Have Nap Time?

Sleep is essential to maximizing your potential as a human. More sleep makes us smarter, more motivated, more charismatic, stronger, faster, more coor...

Why Most Athletes' Recovery Priorities Are Completely Out of Whack

Every athlete is looking for their ticket to the top. The latest trend in which many young have become invested is recovery. Athletes are spending cou...

Like a Lifeguard on the Beach: How Parents Should Watch Their Kids Play

Play isn't just fun and games. It's a critical part of the human experience that builds certain physical, mental and relational skills we'll draw from...

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