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Sep 19, 2012

The role of communities in promoting physical activity

You might be surprised to learn these facts about how important your community is in helping you and your family stay healthy. This month is national childhood obesity awareness month and one of the strategies to helping children prevent obesity...
Sep 07, 2012

National poll shows parents are very worried about kids inactivity

Are your kids active enough? Are you concerned about your child not getting enough exercise each day? Well, according to the annual University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll, you are not alone. 39% of parents ...
Aug 03, 2012

olympics gold medal winner inspires kids while food manufacturers send unhealthy message

I have really been enjoying the Olympics and glued to the TV at night. So exciting watching the women's gymnastic team. We just wanted to send a big CONGRATULATIONS to the US Female gymnastic team and Gabby Douglas from Nourishinteractive.c...
Jul 27, 2012

Olympics Events great time to get kids involved in activities

Tonight is opening ceremonies for the Olympics. Schedule of events. An exciting and patriotic time for everyone and a great time to get the family active. You can host your own neighborhood Olympics during or after the Olympics have finished. E...
Jul 25, 2012

National Dance Day - dance zumba

This weekend, I wanted to invite everyone to participate in the National Dance Day this Saturday, July 28, The Dizzy Feet Foundation has created two new official National Dance Day routines: a Hip-Hop Master Class from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DAN...
Jul 23, 2012

National Dance Day - dance hip hop

National Dance Day is now just a few days away. I posted the routine for zumba and here is the routine for the Hip Hop. Kids love hip hop and just like zumba, it is a high energy, fun dance experience. A great way to burn some calories too! ...
Jul 20, 2012

Gym Classes Reduced Despite First Lady Efforts To Fight Childhood Obesity

I must admit that I was really shocked to learn that gym classes are being reduced despite all the effort to fight childhood obesity from so many dedicated organizations, including our first lady Michelle Obama. Daily exercise has been proven to...
May 14, 2012

Dance like a chicken and get the kids moving

Today is Dance like a Chicken Day. You know that sounds fun. With this month's tribute to National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, it seems fitting that we find some fun ways to get moving. Kids are just like us except with more energy...
May 07, 2012

Celebrate being active with kids during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

This month we are celebrating being active. It is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The weather is beautiful outside and this is a perfect month to get the whole family moving. Here are some ideas to help your family get started...
May 04, 2012

New study shows that preschoolers need more time outdoors

Is your child getting enough outdoor activity? New study indicates that preschool children may not be getting enough supervised outdoor play time.
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