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Tips for Family Fitness

by Together Counts Partner | February 27, 2014 at 4:09 pm | comments

A healthy family is a happy family, but staying healthy is a team effort. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program, I am familiar with numerous options for families to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Try boosting your family fitness with these tips. Be good role models Do you sit on the couch at every chance? Because if you do, there’s very little chance your kids will be

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Daily Physical Activity is Key to Academic Success

by Together Counts Partner | February 25, 2014 at 10:14 am | comments

Perspiration is a key part of the pathway to getting good grades. The results of a recent study, reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, indicate there is a direct correlation between academic success in the classroom and daily physical exercise. This study, which focused on nearly 5,000 students, “found that grades increased in direct correlation with the amount of physical exercise undertaken in the average day.” The bottom

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Fun Fitness: Exercises That Don’t Feel Like Work

by Together Counts Partner | February 20, 2014 at 2:03 pm | comments

Who says fitness has to be dull? There are many activities that will make you break a sweat without longing for the finish line. Many people believe there’s no such thing as fun fitness. In their minds, a good workout means trudging on a treadmill or lugging weights around a joyless gym, and that there’s no gain without the pain. “They think of it as more of a chore, something

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Make Warm Family Memories When It’s Cold Outside

by Together Counts Partner | February 18, 2014 at 9:11 am | comments

The thermometer reading may be rather low this winter, but that is no excuse for low physical activity levels.  Children need to be physically active, even in the winter months. Fewer sunlight hours and for the more northern folk, snow and cold, can make it hard to find a time and place for kids to be physically active. But children, by nature, want to move and moving keeps you warm.

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Promoting Healthy Lifestyles with the Help of the Medical Reserve Corps

by Together Counts Partner | February 13, 2014 at 9:28 am | comments

How can you take your community’s talents and use them to make children healthy and active? Monmouth County, NJ, found a way by engaging a variety of health and educational professionals to pilot a “School Health Council” project called, “Action for Fitness in Monmouth County.” In 2010, Monmouth County piloted a School Health Council to promote healthy eating and exercise among schoolchildren, as well as to educate students and families

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3 Active Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family

by Jenny Rapson | February 11, 2014 at 1:04 pm | comments

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and when you’ve got children, there’s no better time to show them that family togetherness = LOVE. As a Together Counts Energy Balance Ambassador, I’m always looking for ways to keep my family active together, and a holiday like Valentine’s Day is as good of an excuse as any! We’re not particularly athletic in our family, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have

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5 Winter Activities That Bring Out the Kid in All of Us

by Liz Thompson | February 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm | comments

I have always loved the wintertime, especially growing up in Central New Jersey. I can still remember sitting at our kitchen table with the radio on full blast, listening to the long list of school closings being announced in the hopes of being one of the lucky ones to be able to declare, “YES, we have a snow day!” Things haven’t changed very much now that I’m raising kids of

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Promoting Energy Balance in the Classroom with Live Oak PTA

by Together Counts Partner | February 4, 2014 at 8:46 am | comments

This year, Live Oak PTA (San Ramon, California) was a recipient of one of Together Counts’ Healthy Lifestyles: Energy Balance 101 Grants. Since winning the grant, they have been busy promoting energy balance at their school. In addition to continuing to offer their community ideas for energy balance and improved nutrition and fitness via e-newsletters, Live Oak has ensured everyone stays active in a fun, educational setting. For the third

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