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Diego’s Story

By Elizabeth Benavides and Consuelo Rodriguez

In CrossFit, HD Videos, Kids

July 18, 2012

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Early in his childhood, 12-year-old Diego Rodriguez was diagnosed with ADHD.

His mom tried everything: soccer, basketball, swimming. Still, she needed to give him melatonin every day so he could sleep at night. Then she heard about CrossFit Kids at CrossFit Fever in Pembroke Pines, Fla.

“We wanted to find a type of exercise that would fit and would wear him out, but at the same time he would feel… Continue Reading

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Sweet Potato Volcanoes

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

July 17, 2012

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Healthy food is always more fun when it looks like something kids can identify with. These sweet potato volcanoes are fun to build, bake and watch grow. Plus, they taste good, too!

This explosive mountain is packed full of carbohydrates and protein, making it great for breakfast or as a post-workout snack.

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Christian’s Story

By Shauna Quintero

In HD Videos, Kids

July 14, 2012

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In July 2009, Shauna Quintero asked her adolescent son to watch her toddler, Christian. At four months pregnant, she was feeling grumpy and needed to lie down.

She recalls: “I close my eyes, and the next thing I know my son came running into the bedroom, frantic, and said, ‘Mom, Christian got outside!’”

Christian, who couldn’t yet walk, had crawled through the doggie door and into the pool. When the paramedics rushed in… Continue Reading

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Cops and Robbers

By Sean McCue

In Kids

July 10, 2012

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Sean McCue introduces a simple game of sprinting that requires no equipment at all.

This role-playing game will have your athletes running like the wind in an attempt to escape their pursuer or catch their prey.

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Smooth Silence

By Shirley Brown and Alyssa Dazet

In Kids

July 03, 2012

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The average child asks (brace yourself) 500 to 600 questions every day. If your ears and brain need a break, make your inquisitive little guys one of these smoothies.

Make it thick and serve it with a straw! They’ll be sucking on this for at least 15 minutes, giving you a quiet, question-free heaven.

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In HD Videos, Kids

July 02, 2012

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In a typical residential pool, there is a distance of several inches between the water’s surface and the coping or deck.

“Many, many times, an infant or a young child—even at 2 or 3 years of age—doesn’t have the strength and the coordination to get the hand up out of the water to grab the top of the coping,” explains Dr. Harvey Barnett, founder of Infant Swimming Resource.

The 46-year-old program’s mission is to prevent pediatric… Continue Reading

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Baggage Beasts

By Mikki Lee Martin

In Kids

June 26, 2012

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You’ve seen your bags heaved into the plane at the airport. Now Mikki Lee Martin has your kids slugging luggage for fitness.

Some airport baggage handlers have the ability to heave suitcases filled with breakable items a very great distance indeed. That skill might not seem impressive when luggage filled with duty-free bottles is airborne, but being able to move loads quickly is a great skill when you’re looking at… Continue Reading

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Mallory’s Story

By Emily Foreman

In HD Videos, Kids

June 24, 2012

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It was about 6 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2007. Emily Foreman had just put her 13-month-old twins in the bathtub. She turned on the water and plugged the drain. Then she remembered she had pork chops on the stove that she needed to turn over.

“Figured I could leave to go into the kitchen to check on the dinner,” she says. “When I came back from going to the kitchen, I found Mallory, my little girl, floating face up.”

Emily started rescue… Continue Reading

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