Top 5 reasons to Add a Mouthguard to Your Child’s Back-to-School Shopping List

For many, back-to-school preparations will soon be underway and fall sports will begin. Whether your child participates in organized sports or after school pickup games, you may want to add a mouthguard to your shopping list for school supplies. Approximately 44 million American children participate in at least one organized sports team, according to statistics […]

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Bike helmets are part of bike safety for kids and adults

Buying a Bike Helmet 101

Answers to 6 Common Consumer Questions There are essentially two camps when it comes to opinions on bike helmets: You should wear one, or you don’t really need to bother. Those who don’t wear them offer many reasons: they don’t do much; they are ugly; they are uncomfortable; the list goes on. Yet, studies—many of […]

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Water Safety, Drowning Prevention Basics for Swim Season

About 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day—of them, two are children age 14 or younger.1 Water safety matters all year long, but there’s no denying that pool time and beach time become more popular when summer nears. Help make it a safer, scare-free season of outdoor swimming by revisiting some basic water safety […]

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The Top Sports Injuries for Kids and How You Can Prevent Them

Every 25 seconds, a child athlete gets a sports-related injury that results in an emergency room visit.  These 1.35 million annual visits account for 20 percent of all injury-related ER trips for children and adolescents, according to a Safe Kids Worldwide research report released in August 2013.[1] “Game Changers: Stats, Stories and What Communities are […]

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Getting fit for ages 6-17

A Message from The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Be active and improve fitness! Simple advice but it can be one of the most important things you can do to improve how you feel, look, and your current and future health. This booklet can help you understand and prepare for the three ways […]

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Exercise and weight control

Exercise and Weight Control Just about everybody seems to be interested in weight control. Some of us weigh just the right amount, others need to gain a few pounds. Most of us “battle the bulge” at some time in our life. Whatever our goals, we should understand and take advantage of the important role of […]

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