Active Bodies Active Minds

MLS W.O.R.K.S has teamed up with Michelle Obama to combat childhood obesity through her “Lets Move” campaign. The ABAM reading and fitness program is a soccer-centered community outreach initiative that provides reading and fitness resources to motivate and reward children for being mentally and physically fit. MLS W.O.R.K.S has joined forces with Summer Bridge Activities workbook series to educate kids, parents and teachers about the importance of both physical and mental health.

You can join ABAM either online by CLICKING HERE or by mail to:

MLS W.O.R.K.S. Active Bodies Active Minds
420 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10018

Parents must register their child, providing both their information and their child’s. Club members will receive monthly emails with information about health and wellness, summer reading, fitness, and fun facts from MLS players. The website also provides parents and kids with information on health and wellness, reading and fitness. 

More information for parents can be found by CLICKING HERE.

More information for kids about eating healthy can be found by CLICKING HERE.

More information for kids about how to stay active can be founding by CLICKING HERE.

Tip from the Team Doc

"Athletes involved in lower extremity training or total body cardiovascular conditioning should remember the concept of cross training. If the conditioning regimen chosen on a given day involves high-impact loading exercise (e.g., running or walking), the next day's training session should primarily involve low-impact loading aerobic conditioning (e.g., biking or swimming). Cross training will reduce wear-related pain and injury to the lower extremities, like progressive degenerative arthritis, and is especially helpful for the well being of the knees and ankles. The concept of cross training is particularly important for adult and senior athletes."

-Chip Hummer, M.D., Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine surgeon/Philadelphia Union Team Physician

More Healthy Living Tips


  • Health and Wellness
    Eat three balanced meals a day. Visit for more information on a balanced diet. 

  • Drink
    Drink 4-6 glasses of water every day.  

  • Sleep
    A good night sleep is essential to proper health. Children 3-5 years need 11 to 15 hours of sleep each night. Children 5-12 need 10 to 12 hours to sleep each night.

  • Read to exercise your mind. Check out Summer Bridge Activities™ interactive work books for preschool through eighth grade to help kids practice the skills they learned during the previous school year and get them ready for the next school year. 

  • Fitness
    Aim for 60 minutes of physical activity every day. For great exercise ideas for kids of all ages, CLICK HERE.