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5 Tips for Protecting Your Child from Becoming Obese

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of childhood obesity have increased considerably in the past few decades. In 1980, only 7 percent of children aged 6 to 11 were obese. By 2012, this number had jumped to 18 percent. These numbers are disheartening, as the CDC says being obese increases a […]

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Physically Active Blog

5 Ways to Help Your Child Be More Physically Active

According to a June 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 17 percent of children in the U.S. are obese. The CDC recommends that children engage in an hour of physical activity per day to fight against obesity and to maintain good health, but according to 2013 data, only 27 percent of […]

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Calories Blog

4 Easy Ways to Burn Calories Playing with Your Kids

Skip the excuses for not having enough time to exercise. Grab your little one and head to the park. Whether you’re a parent or a babysitter, here are some effective and fun ways to burn 200 calories, keep fit, and interact with your child. Anyone for Tennis? What kids don’t enjoy aimlessly batting a ball […]

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6 Tips to Ensure Your Child Is Eating a Healthy Breakfast Blog

6 Tips to Ensure Your Child Eats a Healthy Breakfast

  I’I’m sure we’ve all heard at one time or another that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I’m sure my mom said that to me a few times. The problem is that in today’s busy world most of us run out the door with a breakfast bar and that’s about it. […]

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TO ENCOURAGE FITNESS AND FAMILY TIME Blog

5 Ways to Use Your Wii to Encourage Fitness and Family Time

  Many parents who’ve resisted buying a video game console have given in to the allure of the Wii. After all, this isn’t your blood and gore, shoot-em-up video game system. With an emphasis on getting off the couch and playing Wii Sports and other active and wholesome games, the Wii has found its way […]

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Lessons Children Learn from Playing Team Sports

Lessons Children Learn from Playing Team Sports

Studies have shown that when children get involved in team sports, their overall educational experience is greatly improved. But what about the child that isn’t a natural athlete or doesn’t enjoy playing on a team, are there still benefits to be had from playing team sports? The short answer: absolutely! Here are five lessons team sports […]

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Smart Eating- 6 Brain-Boosting After-School Snacks for Kids

Smart Eating: 6 Brain-Boosting After-School Snacks for Kids

You know from your own experience that the mid-afternoon “crash” in energy and attentiveness is a real thing, and it’s no different for your kids. The moment hits just as kids get home from school and need to tackle homework. Just like you, kids feel the call of sugary snacks at this time of day, […]

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How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when breathing in and out, or on the awareness of the breath as it goes in and out the nostrils. As thoughts come up, return to focusing on breathing. Meditators start with short […]

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