When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too

Study of young students questions value of phasing out PE in public schools THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) — One key to better grades in the classroom may lie in the gym or on the playground, a new study finds. The research, to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, found…

Health Tip: Watch Your Cholesterol When Dining Out

Use these tips to stick to healthy meals (HealthDay News) — If you’re trying to lower your cholesterol, choose your menu options carefully when dining out. The Cleveland Clinic suggests following these guidelines when ordering meals at restaurants: Choose dishes that are roasted, baked, grilled, stir-fried (in water or broth), broiled, poached or steamed instead…

Soccer Kicks Up Activity Level of Overweight Kids: Study

After-school program got the heaviest children moving more TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) — When looking for ways to get a heavy child moving, soccer could prove a winner. California researchers found that a soccer program increased the physical activity levels of overweight and obese children. Researchers examined the impact that a community-based, after-school soccer…

Health Tip: Serve Up a Healthy After-School Snack

Try these no-cook options (HealthDay News) — You want your kids to eat something healthy after school, but there’s no time to cook something nutritious. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these no-cook healthy snacks: Make a frozen treat by dipping a peeled banana in yogurt, rolling it in crushed cereal and then freezing.…

Health Tip: Work Out at the Right Speed for You

How to tell if you’re overdoing it (HealthDay News) — When you’re starting an exercise program, it’s important to work out at the right intensity to make sure you’re challenging yourself without pushing your body too hard. The American Heart Association lists these tips to help you judge whether you are exercising at an appropriate…