The Activity Works Blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest topics in children's health and wellness


Will your kids spend enough time outside this summer?

May 29, 2015

A recent survey published by the YMCA’S Family Health Snapshot shows how kids are spending less time outside during the summer and spending more time watching television, playing video games or surfing the web during summer break. The survey, which [...]

Preschoolers more likely to sit around than run around at school

May 20, 2015

  Parents may feel that their young children are constantly moving, but new research from the University of Washington suggests that children in preschool have few opportunities for active play and are often sedentary. In an effort to learn more [...]