The Activity Works Blog

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For girls, mom’s physical activity level sets the example

August 26, 2015

Moms who want to encourage their daughters to be more physically active should set an example by practicing what they preach. A study of 40 girls ages 5 to 12 found that those with more active mothers were more physically active themselves, and the more [...]

Healthy Ice Pops for Kids

August 19, 2015

There are few things that are better than a cold and sweet treat on a summer day. When that treat is delicious and healthy, you can’t go wrong. Here are some examples of healthy ice pops both you and your children can enjoy: Ruby Rocket’s. Made [...]

Are Fit Kids Smarter?

August 12, 2015

Recent research says that being fit not only improves kids' physical health, it also keeps their brains sharp.  In a study published in 2014 in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that students who were physically fit tended to have higher grades in [...]