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Fitness of California Kids
In 2011, California reported that only 31% of 5th-9th grade students were physically fit. This represents a DECLINE of 3% from the prior year (CA. Dept. Education, Nov. 2011).

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Mobile App

Our innovative and award-winning app "Exercise Calorie Converter" converts the calories in restaurant foods and beverages into minutes of exercise.

Version 3.0 -- released in Spring 2017 -- offers more restaurants, over 6000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions. (NOTE: Version 3.3 was released February 2018.)


Today's Featured Topics

Motivating Kids to Exercise with Technology
Sadly, many health problems seen in adults as a result of poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle are now beginning to appear in children and adolescents. Many blame the TV and video games. But, is it possible to get kids moving by using video games? The answer appears to be "yes"! Read about it in this fascinating review: "Motivating Kids to Exercise: Is Technology the Answer?"

Walking is a great form of exercise for almost everyone. While it won't prepare you to compete in a triathlon or tennis tournament, it certainly will help you lose weight, and lower your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The current recommendation is 10,000 steps per day. To keep track, you're going to need a good pedometer. Learn more at: "Pedometers"

Is That Really True?
If you don't know the answer to a question, how can you be certain that the information you're getting is correct? This is very important when it comes to fitness advice, as there are a lot of misconceptions out there. To learn more, read our review: "How Do I Know That's The Right Answer?"

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists"
AUTHOR:  Pruitt A, Matheny F
LENGTH:  200 pages
LIST PRICE:  $18.95

Andy Pruitt is widely known in the cycling world as THE guy for bike fitting and resolving medical problems related to a mis-sized bike. The book opens with an impressive Foreword by Chris Carmichael that serves as a testimonial to how effective Andy Pruitt is at addressing problems cyclists encounter. After reading this Foreword, you'll want to buy this book! Read more...

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