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Nov 12, 2008

Healthy Family Tips- Green Get Your Kids Active!

A new study to be featured in the December 2008 American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that the higher the greenness (meaning grass, trees and vegetation) the lower the body mass index (BMI) was in children. Children may be more active with th...
Oct 22, 2008

Halloween Treats boo Nutrition

Halloween can be a time where kids just get loaded on candy treats. That is a big boo on nutrition. (okay, I tried) It is not that have treats once in a while is bad, but often these treats dominate the entire day or several days. Candy bought for ...
Oct 20, 2008

Healthy Monday: Healthy Family Fitness Tips- Walk for Your Brain

Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the week off on a Healthy Note!Want to improve you and your kids' brains? Exercise your bodies. That's right. Aerobic exercise i...
Oct 06, 2008

Healthy Monday- Laugh and dance

Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family start the week off on a Healthy Note!Have more fun on Monday! Laughing, dancing and having a good time with your children is good for ...
Oct 03, 2008

Celebrate "Walk to School" Day

October 8th is the national Walk to School Day. The goal is to promote family fitness by encouraging safe walking and/or riding a bicycle to school year round.Here is a CDC fact: Only 15% of students walk to school. 40 years ago 42% walked to school.We...
Oct 01, 2008

Healthy kids dance challenge

The organization Healthy Kids Challenge is promoting a national celebration of dance as a healthy activity for the entire family. Dance for Health, is an event designed to raise healthy lifestyle awareness and get kids and adults moving through dance. ...
Sep 29, 2008

Desperate Housewives tackle childhood obesity

Kudos to Desperate Housewives for introducing a storyline about the struggles of having an overweight child.It really showed in one episode something that parents across America, and globally are facing, childhood obesity.Surprising, they hit a lot of ...
Sep 26, 2008

Banking on our kids

It's Friday and I, like so many Americans are worried about this bailout package. If it passes, what does that mean to our economy, will it solve the problem, or is it just a quick fix, a band-aid?  It is doesn't pass, then what will happen, will we pl...
Sep 19, 2008

September is America on the Move

Have you been moving. It is not too late. We are only half way through September so there is still plenty of time to get the family's activity going.The YMCA reminds us that September should be STEPember.  These are two simple recommendations your fami...
Sep 17, 2008

Getting long can kids wait?

With the continued concern over the health of our children  Many school districts are beginning to take action. But my concern is that action is often tied up in "assessment", "policy writing" and "lack of funding".So what can we as parents do. Well, I...
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