Exercise

Research shows that pets can be a source of deep comfort and security to children. For youngsters suffering from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a pet can even help support healing from trauma by boosting their sense of safety, connection and resilience, according to the Child Trauma...

Over the last six months, Stress Health has partnered with parenting bloggers from Georgia to California to spread the word about childhood adversity and its impact on children to readers across the country. As part of this campaign, parent bloggers learned more about research on Adverse...

If exercise came in a bottle, it would be flying off the shelves. Research suggests exercise lifts children’s spirits, improves bad moods and lowers their anxiety and risk of depression. As an added bonus, exercise is great for their overall health. Studies show it’s linked to better achievement...

When it comes to kids’ overall health, exercise is hard to beat. Besides helping prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes, exercise strengthens the heart, bones and lungs. It can improve mood and sleep. It’s linked to sharper focus and better academic performance. It can reduce symptoms...

In recent decades, play began to look like an endangered species.  Funding cutbacks and a laser focus on academics forced elementary schools to slash recess and kindergarten to replace play with workbooks. Meanwhile, kids of all ages became glued to devices that can process data...