ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Naprapathy: A Hands-On Approach to Pain Management
Ginger Can Ease Nausea From Chemotherapy Treatments
Needling Away Your Headaches With Acupuncture
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Beware of Dog Bites
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Using a Balloon to Repair a Broken Back
Low Vitamin D Raises Women's Hip Fracture Risk
Bone Density Predicts Chances of Breast Cancer
CANCER
Vitamin C Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment
U.S. Reported 25,000 Cases of HPV-Related Cancers Annually
Exercise Cuts Lung Cancer Risk in Ex-Smokers by 45%
CAREGIVING
Caregiving May Lengthen Life
Mom's Smoking May Lead to SIDS
Caring for Aging Loved Ones Can Be a Catch-22
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
COSMETIC
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
Health Tip: After Liposuction
DENTAL, ORAL
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
DIABETES
Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
Findings Challenge Tight Glucose Control for Critically Ill Patients
DIET, NUTRITION
Eat Up, But Eat Healthy This Holiday Season
'Organic' May Not Mean Healthier
Eating Free Range
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Think You Are Lead-Free? Check Your Soil
Old-Growth Forests Dying Off in U.S. West
Greenhouse Gases Hazardous to Your Health
EYE CARE, VISION
Statin Drugs Cause Eye Disorders
Too Much Sun, Too Few Antioxidants Spell Eye Trouble
Nearly 18 Million Will Have Macular Degeneration by 2050
FITNESS
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
Tai Chi: An Ideal Exercise for Many People with Diabetes
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
GENERAL HEALTH
Eating Lots Of Vegetables, Olive Oil May Extend Life
Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant
More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Scorpion Anti-Venom Speeds Children's Recovery
Winter's Bitter Cold Poses Health Dangers
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
MEN'S HEALTH
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism
MENTAL HEALTH
Keeping Mentally Active Seems To Keep The Brain Active
Heal Your LifeŽ Tips for Living Well
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
SENIORS
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High
For a Healthier Retirement, Work a Little
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Heal Your LifeŽ Tips for Living Well
Supplements Might Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Natural Therapies for Menopause
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Help Your Kids Stay Active

t's easy to help your children get their recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity, according to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

For starters, join them. That's the best way to persuade kids to be active. And you can share the fun and health benefits, too.

The group also suggests that adults:

* Encourage children to get on their bicycles, roller skates or blades and scooters. Make sure they wear helmets and protective pads.
* Teach children to walk as often as possible, such as to a friend's house, to the store, around the mall or any other place where it's safe to walk. If they don't have a particular destination, suggest that they take the dog for a walk.
* Turn up the music and dance. It doesn't have to be formal or perfect, just have fun.
* Organized sports aren't the only way to enjoy team activities. Children can meet with a few friends to play street hockey, shoot some hoops, kick a soccer ball or toss around a football or baseball. Check neighborhood recreation centers for open gym times and for activities such as tennis or swimming.
* Teach children how to get younger kids doing active things such as hopscotch, jump-rope, tag, hide-and-seek, kickball, T-ball, hula hoops or kite flying.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a partnership of the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

SOURCES: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, news release, April 6, 2010 Published on: April 11, 2010