Despite the risk for injury, physical activity in the wintertime is important for a child’s overall health and the strength of their bones.
Pre-sports ECG screenings may detect serious heart abnormalities, but they also may increase false alarms.
A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease. And it’s really not as hard as you think!
Kids who are physically active, eat healthy foods, don’t have a family history of high cholesterol and aren’t overweight probably aren’t at risk for cholesterol problems. But you should still take steps to ensure a healthy cholesterol balance.
With obesity rates in children climbing, it’s important to encourage kids to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle, even when they’re really young – babies benefit from exercise too!