Do Your Kids Really Play?

By Joanne Cogle, CSCS, MS, owner of CrossFit CSG, local military spouse and mom to 7-year-old daughter Red Rover Red Rover, Tug of War, Double Dutch, Frozen Tag…where did those simple playground games go; simple playground games that simulated gross motor movements and playground camaraderie. They have long been replaced with indoor recess, video games […]

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Workout Myths

There are some exercise myths that seem to persist, even when there is no scientific evidence that supports them. Here are a few that could get in the way of an effective workout or even be harmful. Doing a lot of crunches is healthy and will get rid of belly fat You can’t turn the […]

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Foods that Get a Bad Rap

With all the weight loss and nutrition advice available online, it can be difficult to discern which foods are a healthy addition to your diet and which are not. Here are some foods that are commonly on the ‘bad’ list but may not deserve to be there. NUTS are often put on a list of foods […]

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An Inside Look at Chason Perry & Impact Performance RX

Chason Perry recently relocated his sports-athlete gym, Impact Performance RX (IPRX), to a larger location from Veterans Pkwy to 506 Manchester Expressway, Suite 4D. The gym offers programs for kids to adults, designed to build strength, speed, endurance, balance, coordination and most importantly, confidence. IPRX has had over 20 high school athletes obtain scholarships this […]

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The Skinny on Soy

Soy food products, such as edamame and soymilk, are easily found in your local grocery store and are often marketed as being healthy. However, the safety of eating soy has been much debated in the last few decades.  Here is an overview of what you need to know before including soy in your children’s diet. […]

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Should you try intermittent fasting?

For many who would like to lose weight, the intermittent fasting (IF) method sounds appealing. On the non-fasting days, you can eat a normal, healthy meal with no restrictions on calories, and on the fasting days, the limited food you are allowed to eat is simple and quick to prepare. What is a fast and […]

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Autism Myths

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects communication and social interaction and is often characterized by repetitive or obsessive behaviors. It is also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and the severity of the symptoms vary so greatly that it is hard to find two people affected by autism whose symptoms are exactly alike. […]

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AAP Updates Recommendations on Car Seats for Children

Today, 8/30/2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated a recommendation for car seat safety, rear-face as long as possible. Previously the recommendation was rear-face until age 2. Many parents have already opted to rear-face until their child outgrows the seat for the safety benefits. The science behind it is simple. Majority of car crashes are […]

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Should You Give Your Infants Probiotics

Probiotics are live,  ‘friendly’bacteria that may help promote a  healthy  digestive  system  and  immune  system  when  consumed.  These  microorganisms  are  similar  to  the  ‘friendly’  strains  of  bacteria  that  naturally  reside  in  your  digestive  tract.  Probiotics  can  either  be  consumed  in  food  or  taken  as  a  supplement.  It  is  a  common  practice  for  parents  to  give  kids  foods  like  […]

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Preschoolers, Sleep and Bright Lights

Until recently, the effect bright light has upon the sleep of preschoolers had not been specifically studied. A recent study by the University of Colorado Boulder has shown that preschoolers are even more sensitive to bright light than older kids and adults and their sleep patterns are easily disrupted by exposure to bright light at […]

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