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Is your child at risk? The Consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency

THE CONSEQUENCES OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

According to the Journal of Nutrition by the University of Oxford in 2015, 70% of children in general populations are Vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is a nutrient in which production depends mainly on sunlight exposure, Vitamin D levels in children are greatly affected by changes in lifestyle. Children today spend less time outdoors than […]

Is Your Child Moving Enough? Are you Assisting your Child Into a Life of Obesity?

Obesity is becoming a global issue. According to the World Health Organization, overweight children in South East Asia have risen by 150% in the last decade. An estimated 6.6 million young children under 5 years old are currently obese. (WHO, 2019) While not all overweight children go on to become overweight adults, obesity in adulthood […]

Cute or Uncoordinated? Does your Child’s Clumsiness Mean Something?

Every kid has their own way of being quirky, awkward or uncoordinated. While this might seem cute to most parents, there are some signs that you should never disregard. Here are 3 signs to know if your clumsy child may actually need help. 1. Difficulty in Developing Gross Motor Skills Starting from infancy, there are […]

Is your Child not Hydrated Enough? Smart Ideas to Drink More Water Daily

Tips to get your Child to Drink More Water! It can be difficult to get your children to drink water, however, drinking water is important, even more so if they are active. Our bodies lose water through sweating, digestion, and even breathing. Here are a few ways you can follow to get your kids to […]

Parent Involvement in Kids Sports – How Much Is Too Much?

Parents naturally get invested in their child’s sports classes, teams, and competitions. How can they not, when they are spending lots of money on training fees, new equipment as well as the time invested to take their children to the sessions and competitions. However at what point does this involvement become too much? There are […]

11 Tips On Healthy Eating for Kids and Family.

11 tips on healthy eating for kids & family

Confused about what is a healthy diet for you and your child? Make healthier choices as a family!! Are you confused with all the nutritional advice these days? Especially at the start of the new year, it’s like every social media platform and website is pushing a different diet or exercise plan to lose weight […]

The Importance Of Our Mini Tennis System For Kids

LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION (L.T.A) At ProActiv Sports, we use the L.T.A Mini Tennis System in our kids’ program to ensure children develop their skills to the maximum, and progress through each level at their own pace. The L.T.A mini tennis system is split into 4 parts. Tots, Mini Red, Mini Orange, and Mini Green. This is a renowned […]

Eczema & Sports: Can my child live an active lifestyle with eczema?

eczema in children

Dr. John O’Shea, a medical doctor, and co-founder of Suu Balm, a range of products for people with eczema developed with local dermatologist Dr. Tey Hong Liang, at the National Skin Centre, Singapore. I frequently get asked by people with eczema, and parents of kids with eczema, whether it is ok to participate in sports […]

Parents’ summer holiday worries

students using a tablet device

Oh, the summer holidays. Waking up late, eating all day and lazing around watching TV or playing video games – it’s the stuff kids’ wildest dreams are made of. As a parent, it’s natural to want your child to kick back and live out their idyllic conception of a good summer holiday. However, research suggests that […]

Singapore’s War With Diabetes

Did you know that Singapore has the second-highest proportion of diabetics in developed nations worldwide? Or that each day, four Singaporeans undergo amputations as a result of Diabetes? With a population of 5.6 million people, there were more than 600,000 cases of diabetes in 2017. This number is expected to grow to 1 million by […]