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Jul 23, 2010

Surgeon General emphasizes fun for getting kids healthier

The Surgeon General Regina Benjamin was interviewed earlier this month and she really emphasized the need for fun as part of a key strategy in fighting childhood obesity.She said that kids need to find activities that they enjoy so that exercise is not...
Jul 12, 2010

Parents worried about childhood obesity but not recognizing overweight child

A new poll suggests that parents are concerned about the growing childhood obesity crisis in America but they are not recognizing that their child may be overweight.  This is a huge disconnect and we have to ask ourselves "why?'Why are Americans not se...
Jul 05, 2010

Healthy Monday - Schedule in some exercise fun time for family

Pencil in some push-ups!Get to know your schedule. Look at the week ahead and find several 30-minute blocks when you and the family can use for exercise. Write them on your calendar and look back next Monday to see how you did!Mondays are a great day t...
Jun 21, 2010

National Get Outdoors Day reminds families to be active every day

Last Saturday was National Get Outdoors Day. This is a new remembrance day so many of us may have missed it. But not to worry because all these special health oriented holidays are here for one reason, and that is to serve as a prompt, a gentle reminde...
Jun 14, 2010

Fathers Day free printable cards certificates for kids - promote healthy foods

It's Father's Day this weekend and we have some new and very cute free cards and "Best Father of the Year" certificates for kids.  We managed to sneak in some healthy foods and messages in them.Holidays are a really wonderful opportunity because kids a...
Jun 07, 2010

Healthy Monday - Be an active role model for kids and promote exercise

Show ‘em what you got!Become a role model for your children! Start the week by organizing an outdoor game like softball or volleyball that the whole family can enjoy.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some ...
May 19, 2010

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month - get the kids moving

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.  This is actually a great time to remind us how important it is to find physical activities to do with our kids.  Why?  Many of us may have started out the year with great enthusiasm but with busy live...
May 17, 2010

Healthy Monday - Leave some time to relax for a healthier day

Wind down to amp up.Stay alert by devoting 30 minutes a day to a relaxing activity like yoga, meditation or reading. Regular relaxation keeps you energized- get in the habit today!  These are good habits to teach the kids as well.Mondays are a great da...
May 10, 2010

Kevin Durant helps kids get moving with new fun little video

Here is a mini 'Let's Move' commercial featuring NBA star, Kevin Durant, that you can share with your kids.  This little video helps reminds kids why it is important to move everyday.  I thought it was very well done and uses a combination of kids, fun...
May 07, 2010

Join the Fit Factor Kids walking team to help tally up 100,000,000 steps and promote exercise to kids

First I want to acknowledge that this National Nurses Week.  Thank you fellow nurses for your tireless and compassionate work caring for the sick and for teaching people healthy living skills.I am always looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and ex...
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