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By now your child has been at school for 2 terms and may have developed lower back, neck and shoulder pain. This could be due to a heavy school bag as well as sitting slouched at a desk for hours. You will need to check...

Magnesium is the second most abundant electrolyte in cells after potassium and the fourth most common mineral in the human body after calcium, potassium and sodium. So it stands to reason, magnesium must be pretty important. In fact, it is so important that cells die if they don’t have enough.
All infants and kids develop specific milestones at their own pace, but every child should do certain tasks by a specific age. If they don’t progress as expected, this is known as a developmental delay.
Would you say your child is awkward or clumsy? Does he/she have trouble with every day tasks? Your child may be suffering from DCD or Development Coordination Disorder.

Toe walking is where the person mostly walks on the ball of the foot. It is also known as “equinus gait”, from the word “equinus” meaning horse-like, because a horse actually walks on its toes with it heel raised. In a toe walker, the heel rarely strikes the ground, as in a normal gait where the heel strikes the ground first before the weight shifts to the toes for push-off.

Is growing painful? No, or at least, there is no evidence to say it is. More likely, it is simply overuse of muscles during a child’s active day.

Osteoporosis, or low bone density, is something we associate with getting old. But, wouldn’t it be better to prevent this “silent” disease?  It can be as simple as getting your kids jumping!
Muesli bars are an easy snack to drop into your kids' lunch boxes but they can be expensive - and full of sugar, fat and who knows what else!

The full squat is one of the most basic and fundamental human postures. However, our culture’s heavy reliance on chairs and sitting for long periods have made it difficult for us to achieve this position. A full or deep squat is defined as a position when the knees are...