The familiar saying that exercise is good for the body and mind may be especially true for children. Kids who are physically fit actually have differences in their brain structures that might allow them to do better in math, according to a new study.
We get it: It's hard enough persuading your kids to eat anything that isn't shaped like a dinosaur, to say nothing about dragging them away from the TV after just one episode of SpongeBob. But just remember, in the battle to help your children healthy, you might not be able to win every skirmish. "Just like a baseball player has to practice throwing, kids have to practice eating healthy foods," and staying active, says Alexis Tindall, RD, a dietician at the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital. As a parent, you're their head coach.