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Can You Exercise Three Times a Day?

Busy people sometimes have a hard time finding the time to exercise. A long walk or scheduled soccer game may not fit into your schedule. Sneaking in exercise a few minutes at a time, three times a day can be a solution to those who want to be physically active but lead over-scheduled, full lives.

When Lunch Is Healthier, Kids Eat More

Do kids resist healthier lunches? Maybe, but only for a short time, says new research. Higher school lunch standards have led to more fruit and veggie consumption.

Common VA Disability Claims

Military veterans face numerous physical and mental conditions that may prompt them to file for disability. These men and women are suffering from war-time injuries and may not be able to work as a result. Soldiers often seek disability claims from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Youth Sports Profile: Youth Golf

An introduction to youth golf can mean the start of a lifelong hobby, a sport your child can play for many years to come (and golf makes a great family sports activity too). Learn the basics of youth golf.

How to Disengage One's Gag Reflex

The gag reflex is an involuntary action. It is a contraction of the back of your throat to stop items from going down your throat. This is the body's defense mechanism to prevent us from choking. Some people have more sensitive gag reflexes than others; which can interfere with things such as brushi

Keep Your Family Safe All Summer

Know and enforce summer safety rules to lower the risk of injuries and illness at the swimming pool, playground, sports field, and bike trail.

September Family Fitness Events

More matters this month of September - from fruits and veggies to public lands. Find out more about health and fitness events in September.

April Family Fitness Events

In April, enjoy the spring season with events that celebrate walking, America's national parks, and the benefits of screen-free play.

Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred DVD

Guide review of the popular fitness DVD, Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred. Michaels is a celebrity trainer who helps contestants on NBC's The Biggest Loser drop pounds fast. Here she translates those intense sessions into a short workout you can do at home: the 30-Day Shred.

Is it Safe to Live Near Power Lines?

Intense electromagnetic fields are known to damage living beings, such as humans. Because power lines are so pervasive and emit an electromagnetic field, many worry about negative health effects, but these fears are likely unfounded.

When the Group Practice Breaks Up

Why do group practices break up? This study explores the genesis and process of a practice dissolution and its after-effects.

Eye Safety and Kids' Sports

Don't overlook eye safety when your kids play sports. Protective eyewear can prevent most injuries, so make sure your child has the safety goggles or eyeguards she needs for her sport.

Memo Yoga and Yogi Cards - Game Review

Yoga games review: Memo Yoga and Yogi Cards help parents introduce children to yoga through familiar card game play and sweet illustrations.