Asthma isn’t just asthma. There are several different types, each provoked by different culprits, such as allergens and environmental triggers. Knowing which kind your child has can help you seek the most effective treatment. Tracy Rife RN, BSN, AE-C, an asthma and Easy Breathing program coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, offered the following overview of […]
With poses named shavasana, halasana and chaturanga, yoga may seem mysterious to those who have never practiced. In this Children’s Channel video, Beatrica Kovacova, a physical therapy assistant at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares her thoughts on how this ancient Indian discipline can benefit budding yogis of all ages.
It’s tough to be a teen. Between juggling school, homework, extra-curricular activities and part-time jobs, there are also pressures to fit in, get good grades and excel at sports. “Not only do teens today have more pressures, they also have too much external stimulation when they’re constantly connected to their electronic devices,” said Aileen McDonald, […]
It may be the cold, dark days of winter, but there are still plenty of opportunities to stay light on your feet. In this video, Dr. Michelle Levitt, a healthy weight specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers some simple, yet creative ways to keep children active throughout the year.
One hour a day of physical activity is all it takes to help kids have a strong and healthy body. In this Fit Minute video, Melody Case, wellness and youth fitness specialist at our Mahoning Valley campus, talks about simple, fun ways for kids to get their 60 minutes of exercise every day and the lifetime benefits of an active lifestyle.
Did you know that your heart is a muscle and it needs exercise to keep it healthy? Exercise is something we should do every day.