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Here is a link to Chi Running with a stroller articles. They recommend using a Stroll-Smart attachment to free your arms allowing for better form and upper body movement. If not using the attachment, here are some recommendations for a newbie chi runner with a stroller. @Ivo - Summary of links: Learning chi running with a stroller complicates the ...


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When I was six or seven, I played outside, running and climbing trees and fences until I "needed" to go home because it was getting dark or my parentally-imposed time-limit for fun had arrived. As long as you're child isn't getting drenched in his clothing - he should be ok. If you're worried about him being exposed to an extreme amount of exercise, note ...


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No. To my knowledge, there is no conclusive amount of exercise for children that is all-encompassing. Realistically, just look at your kids. If they're fat, they need more exercise and less food, providing that there are no other health issues at hand. If they're too skinny (read "too skinny" as "malnourished"), they need more food, once again taking into ...


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This entirely depends on the specifics of your 'raw food' diet. Many people use raw food diets to describe a diet that is very low in artificial sweeteners, preservatives, and other non-natural additives. Others use it to describe a diet where you simply don't cook anything. One makes sense, another absolutely does not. Finding research specific to your ...


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BMI itself is a lousy proxy for physical fitness - just ask weightlifters - and it has to be calibrated to the physical scale of adult human beings, so I can't see how it could properly apply to small children. It's better to use the standard height/weight charts to see where a given child falls compared to other children (i.e. in terms of percentile). ...


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You might want to start them off with incline push-ups (like on a bench) which are easier than horizontal push-ups. It doesn't totally eliminate the butt rising but maybe because it's an easier work-out, it will allow them to focus on the proper arm motion. This change also serves as a leveling field for those who do not yet have the strength.


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There is really nothing you need to change unless you have a problem. Only difference is you will have one hand on the stroller making it go, so you will not have the back and forth motion on the one side. Just use the safety strap and jog away. I have logged many miles with my single and double stroller, just remember that kids do get bored and hills ...


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Having little Timmy at age 3 doing curls is not the same as having big Bobby at age 17 doing curls, so for the purpose of this answer I will assume the base age of 6 as an appropriate minimum for being defined as a youth / child. In the scientific community, it is pretty widely accepted that resistance training is a safe and appropriate activity for ...


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One of the great things about swimming is that it is very much technique based, and while muscle strength may compensate for that to some extent, once she start growing she will soon catch and surpass bigger children because of that good form. Until then, I would continue as you have been. Participating in many sports at her age is great, it means that she ...


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Walking is the most natural movement a human can do. Therefore it's no problem to walk for long distances. Running however, is different. Although we can do it for long distances (+10km), it is not the best thing to do for serveral reasons: Your cardio vascular system does NOT benefit. Aspecially your heart gets the subject of icreased pressure which can ...


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I certainly don't ever train 7 year olds more than what your daughter is already doing. If she is already generally fit all effort and focus should be put on skill progression. She can potentially get stronger than the average child but focusing on athletic training as if she were a young adult is physically and psychologically unnecessary for a few more ...


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Sounds to me like you are doing what you should be doing. Seven years old is very young to start any structured training, and I would just let her do what she wants to do.


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It IS healthy IF the juice is made of real, natural veggies and not commercial products in general. If you blend the veggie yourself, while keeping the veggie skin(since it contains most of vitamins,nutritents and fibre) then the juice will have the same effect as eating the raw veggies.


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There are conflicting reports from scared moms associations to killer sergeant coaches that add a lot of misinformation to the mix. I ran across an article by Dr. Lon Kilgore that has some sane guidelines, and while it was written from the perspective of weight training I think it has good implications elsewhere: "Weightlifting for Special Populations: ...



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