Easy ways for kids to burn calories

Posted: 11:31 AM EST Jan 23, 2014   Updated: 10:22 AM EST Feb 18, 2015

For kids, burning calories doesn’t always have to seem like a rigorous workout. In fact, there are fun ways for kids to burn calories. Check out these 10 kid friendly exercises.

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For kids, burning calories doesn’t always have to seem like a rigorous workout. In fact, there are fun ways for kids to burn calories. Check out these 10 kid friendly exercises.

Healthy Heart: Features

What to ask your doctor about heart disease

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During your next visit to the doctor, consider asking these questions to see if you could be at risk for heart disease.

Eat your way to a healthy heart

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A healthy diet can help alleviate three major risk factors for heart disease. Find out what such a diet entails.

Workouts for parents, child to do together

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Trying to find time to work out and spend time with your kids can be difficult. One way to keep you and your child healthy while spending quality time together is to exercise with your child.

5 hidden health risks for women

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Despite increased attention to women's health issues, there are still many health risks that women need to know about that are not getting a whole lot of attention.

Various exercises can strengthen heart



Going to the gym can make your muscles bigger and stronger. But improving your heart may be the most important workout.

Ways to lower your stress level



From time to time we all get stressed out. Try using some of these ideas to help lower your stress level.

Tips to lower your cholesterol

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Having a high cholesterol can put you at greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. If your cholesterol is high, consider using these suggestions to help you lower it.

Is sex safe after heart attack?

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Experts say that people can have sex after their heart attacks. In fact, the more you exercise -- including having sex -- the better your odds.

How do foods get heart-check mark?



If you want to find foods that can help keep your heart healthy, a special insignia from the American Heart Association could help guide you at the grocery store.

Could you have an arrhythmia?

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A little skip in your heart beat once in a while is normal. Find out if yours is something more.

Healthy Heart: Extras

5 foods your heart will thank you for eating

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It's no fun to cut out salty snacks and red meat, but tasty alternatives can help you stay proactive about heart health without eating boiled chicken and rice cakes.

Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan

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Find out how following a Mediterranean diet can benefit your health.

What are unhealthiest fast-food items?



It's no secret that fast-food items aren't always the healthiest option. But what items are the worst? Find out which fast-food items contain the most calories.

Take care of your heart when shoveling

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When shoveling, use these tips to protect your heart and your health.


A Healthy Heart

69 News: Health Beat

Health Beat: Food order sheds pounds

If you are trying to control your blood sugar and ultimately shed pounds, new research shows you should pass the bread basket at the end of the meal, not before.

Health Beat: Handheld ultrasound for joints, cysts

Health Beat Handheld ultrasound for joints cysts

Ultrasound is not just for babies anymore. For years, this imaging method that relies on sound waves has been associated with obstetrics, but now, specially-designed tools are allowing doctors to find and treat muscle and joint injuries that in the past might have been overlooked.

Health Beat: Sjogren's disease causes dry mouth

Health Beat Sjogren s disease causes dry mouth

We have four major salivary glands and hundreds more in our mouth, not that we really notice, except when those glands are damaged. That's when the pain and dryness can be excruciating. Researchers using a new method of growing cells may have found the answer for relief.

Health Beat: Plastic cages for adult scoliosis

Scoliosis — an abnormal curvature of the spine — doesn't just affect children. Some doctors think the number of cases among adults could rise in the next 20 years as people live longer. In most cases, surgery is the last option for patients, but now, doctors are trying a new approach that could mean a better outcome.

Health Beat: MSA: Looking for answers

More than one million Americans struggle with Parkinson's disease, a progressive disease of the nervous system that eventually limits mobility and speech. It's estimated that tens of thousands have a Parkinson's-like condition called MSA, or multiple system atrophy. It ravages the body quickly. There is no cure, and so far-few treatment options are available. Researchers are hoping to change that.