Simplifying Science


My experience has been much like KJ's: lots of running around to catch characters and a surprising dose of family participation. But the LA twist involves begging to get into the car and drive to find Poke balls and Poke stops! BTW, that's Poke not happening... 

Pokémon Has Kids on the Move — and on Their Phones

Parents looking for a way to get children moving and off the couch this summer have found a surprising new ally: Pokémon.Unlike most video and smartphone games, the phenomenally popular Pokémon Go, which has been downloaded by millions in the past week, requires the player to be active. Read More

Sports Drinks Revisited

Sometimes a nearly 7-year old article is still super relevant. Especially when it comes with a recipe at the end...

Phys Ed: Are Sports Drinks Actually Good for Kids?

A few summers ago, researchers from the University of Connecticut’s Department of Kinesiology showed up at youth soccer and football camps on the East Coast to study the kids’ drinking habits. What they found was that the young athletes, aged 9-16, didn’t drink enough. Most of them, in fact...Read More

When Boobs Become Obstacles

This is a topic that is close to my heart - literally and figuratively. While I write about this topic often, it's time to address the issue tangibly. I am working on that...

Breast and Body Changes Are Driving Teen Girls Out of Sports

Spring, finally! So why aren’t more teenage girls out on the playing fields? Research shows that girls tend to start...Read More

Once Again, Data Proving That Growing Up Isn't What It Used To Be

The world has changed dramatically over the past few decades, and so too has the way we live in it. Here's another study confirming what you know to be true: teenagers aren't moving enough. Why don't we stop studying the phenomenon and start changing it?

American Teens Are Becoming Even Wimpier Than Before

If you think that teenagers are becoming weaklings, you're right. Less than half of youths ages 12 to 15 are even close to being aerobically fit, according to data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and...Read More

Get Out!

I like the point of this article but did it really need to be accompanied by a picture of a toddler on a skateboard without a helmet?

Outdoor Exercise is more Beneficial than Indoor for Children: Study

As statistics show that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years...Read More

ACL Injury Info

I have seen this rise first hand. It is worth taking a look at the American Academy of Pediatrics statement  to learn more specifics.

Girl Athletes Need Training to Protect Knees, Doctors Advise

More kids are tearing up their knees playing sports, pediatricians said Monday, and they have some advice for parents: consider extra training for your young athletes. There’s been a rise in diagnoses of a specific...Read More

The Stair Master

I give Mayor Bloomberg a standing ovation for each one of his efforts to help New Yorkers make healthier choices. He's not imposing his will, but rather clearing the path towards healthy living. Come on LA - you can be next!  

Next Steps in Bloomberg’s Obesity Fight: Up the Stairs

Under his watch, New York City has required food chains to post calorie counts, eliminated trans fats from restaurants and...Read More