Pediatric Fitness

Pediatric Fitness

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The Pediatric Fitness Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic for children ages of 5 to 18 who have concerns regarding their weight, want to improve their fitness and conditioning or may have developed medical problems due to inactivity and weight gain.

Crazylegs Classic A Great Way to Get Kids Excited About Exercise

Crazylegs Classic A Great Way to Get Kids Excited About Exercise

MADISON - Have you ever thought about doing the Crazylegs Classic? The 30th Annual Crazylegs Classic, an 8K run or 2-mile walk, is Saturday, April 30 in downtown Madison. The event starts at 10am on the Capitol Square and finishes on the fo...
3/21/2011 | Crazylegs Classic A Great Way to Get Kids Excited About Exercise

UW Health Partners in Campaign to End Obesity Statewide Launch

UW Health Partners in Campaign to End Obesity Statewide Launch

MADISON - On Tuesday, April 6, the Campaign to End Obesity, in partnership with UW Health, hosted an event to unveil Rep. Ron Kind's (D-WI) recently authored, bipartisan legislation to comprehensively fight obesity. The Healthy CHOICES Act is th...
4/06/2010 | UW Health Partners in Campaign to End Obesity Statewide Launch

Wisconsin Partnership Program Funds Study on Obesity in Latino Youth

Wisconsin Partnership Program Funds Study on Obesity in Latino Youth

MADISON - From insulin resistance to urban planning policy, a new project funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program will apply the widest possible lens to barriers to health and physical activity among Latino youth in Milwaukee. The findings c...
1/20/2010 | Wisconsin Partnership Program Funds Study on Obesity in Latino Youth

Parenting Strategies Can Help Overweight Teens Make Healthy Choices

Parenting Strategies Can Help Overweight Teens Make Healthy Choices

MADISON - Parents may tell kids to 'eat healthy' but then confuse them by eating at fast-food restaurants. Welcome to the world of overweight teens, where mixed messages and a lack of parental follow-through appear to contribute to the difficult...
11/19/2009 | Parenting Strategies Can Help Overweight Teens Make Healthy Choices

Tips for Packing a Healthy School Lunch

MADISON – Nearly every day, parents face the dilemma of packing their child's lunch. Finding that balance between providing healthy foods and foods kids will actually eat can be tricky. But UW Health nutritionist Amy Mihm with the Pediatri...
8/06/2009 | Tips for Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Summertime Equals Fitness Loss

Dr. Aaron Carrel talks about summertime fitness loss in kidsChildren get in shape during the summer, taking advantage of the sunny weather to spend their time biking and running, or playing T-ball and tennis. Or do they? Based on research b...
7/16/2009 | Summertime Equals Fitness Loss

After-school Program Enhances Pediatric Fitness

news@uwhealth.org Our Services Pediatric FitnessSports MedicineMADISON—The numbers don't lie: Routine participation in an after-school fitness program can make a major difference in a child's level of cardiovascular fitness, including...
5/29/2009 | After-school Program Enhances Pediatric Fitness

Injuries Common if Young Athletes Don't Prepare

news@uwhealth.org Our Services Sports MedicineOrthopedics and RehabilitationMADISON - Think spring: the thud of a soccer ball, the crack of the bat, the shot of a pistol for the 40-yard dash. But if your high school athlete doesn't prepare ...
4/30/2009 | Injuries Common if Young Athletes Don't Prepare

Fiber Important for Kids' Health

MADISON – Chances are, when you think about your child's diet, the last thing you consider is whether she is getting enough fiber. But, it is an important part of a healthy diet. "There are a lot of nutritional benefits to fiber," said Amy Caul...
10/29/2008 | Fiber Important for Kids' Health

Pediatric Fitness Initiative Partnering with YMCA

news@uwhealth.org Our Services Pediatric Fitness Video  Pediatric Fitness Minute: KidsFit, a UW Health and YMCA PartnershipMADISON – Schools and communities looking to address the issue of childhood obesity and helping ...
10/08/2008 | Pediatric Fitness Initiative Partnering with YMCA

Role Models Critical in Children's Lives

news@uwhealth.org Our Services Pediatric FitnessSports Medicine Video  Pediatric Fitness Minute: Role ModelsMADISON – We've all heard the saying, "Do as I say, not as I do." And while parents may say that more out of ex...
10/08/2008 | Role Models Critical in Children's Lives

Steps to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

MADISON – Parents may mean well when they say their child is just big-boned, but they may be denying a very real problem. Childhood obesity affects one out of every three children and the health complications can be serious, including high bloo...
9/16/2008 | Steps to Help Kids Develop Healthy Habits

Parents Help Shape Food Attitudes

news@uwhealth.org Our Services Pediatric Fitness ClinicMADISON – If you've ever found yourself wishing your child would eat more vegetables, you may have to look at what's on your own dinner plate. "It's important to eat the way you w...
6/19/2008 | Parents Help Shape Food Attitudes

Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

MADISON – When six-year-old Caden came to UW Health's Pediatric Fitness Clinic, his body mass index (or BMI) was already greater than 99% for his age. His mom was concerned and wanted to help find ways for Caden to manage his weight as he conti...
5/30/2008 | Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

Putting the Fun in Kids' Fitness

MADISON – Most adults have fond childhood memories of playing tag until dusk with friends, riding bicycles around the neighborhood, maybe even games of flag football in the park. For many in today's younger generations, those childhood mem...
5/21/2008 | Putting the Fun in Kids' Fitness