Helping Kids Get 60 minutes a Day of Active Play

Helping Kids Get 60 minutes a Day of Active Play

When you consider that kids need 60 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous activity 7 days a week to grow up to have a healthy weight, some days that may seem hard to achieve. How can parents, schools, and community programs help kids meet their daily goal?

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Sara's Weight Loss Tale (How One Mom Lost 97 Pounds On Her Journey To Self Love)

Sara's Weight Loss Tale (How One Mom Lost 97 Pounds On Her Journey To Self Love)

Get inspired by Sara's weight loss transformation! 97 pounds lost. How did she do it? It all started with a decision to put herself first. Join Sara on her journey toward self care and self love!

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P.E. Teacher Uses Popular Culture to Get Kids Active

P.E. Teacher Uses Popular Culture to Get Kids Active

It's three minutes of heart-pounding fun. P.E. should always be this awesome. This teacher is incorporating popular culture into the classroom, engaging kids and getting them active.

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Blessed

Take some time today to stop and think about how blessed you are.

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Monitoring the Heart Health of Active Kids

Monitoring the Heart Health of Active Kids

Incidents of sudden cardiac arrest in seemingly healthy kids have generated headlines and have parents around the world alarmed. What can we do as parents to monitor our kids' heart health?

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Exercise Boosts Kids’ Brain Power

Exercise Boosts Kids’ Brain Power

We’ve always known that exercise can improve cardiorespiratory capacity and muscular strength, but researchers have also found that it contributes significantly to the improvement of cognitive performance in children enabling them to have better language skills and process information more effectively.

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Fun Kids' Activities That Will Make You a Parenting Rock Star

Fun Kids' Activities That Will Make You a Parenting Rock Star

What we find fun is different from what kids find fun. There is the rub. So how do you create kids activities that are fun and get them running around and breathing hard. Here are some really fun kids’ activities you can do with them that will be fun for them, fun for you, and make you a parenting rock star!

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Female Athletes Who Rock

Female Athletes Who Rock

While male athletes are usually more well-known and often take the spotlight (both good and bad), we thought it was important for our kids to know something about the many inspirational female athletes that show us that running like a girl or playing like a girl is an awesome thing.

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The Easy Way to Make Fruits & Veggies a Part of Your Day

The Easy Way to Make Fruits & Veggies a Part of Your Day

Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories, fiber-rich, full of disease-fighting vitamins and minerals, and nutritious in any form—fresh, frozen, dried, or canned. So why aren’t you and your family eating more of them? 

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7 Summer Treats: Healthy Snack Ideas for the Whole Family

7 Summer Treats: Healthy Snack Ideas for the Whole Family

Summer is here. Lots of family time and lots of snacking time. Here are 7 great healthy snack ideas that your family will love.

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6 Fitbit Hacks to Rack Up More Steps

6 Fitbit Hacks to Rack Up More Steps

How do you get to the top of your Fitbit challenge? Its not one of those situations where if you wear it, the steps will come. You have to plan and work hard if you want to get the most steps into your day.

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How Many Steps a Day to Lose Weight?

How Many Steps a Day to Lose Weight?

When I first got my Fitbit, I started with the default setting of 10,000 steps per day to see how things would go.  I quickly learned that at 10,000 steps a day I wasn't going to lose any weight. If I watched what I ate I could maintain my current weight, but not lose any. I needed to step up my game. My challenge was to find out how many steps a day to lose weight.

 

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