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Exercise Week Feature

5 Ways to Exercise with Your Child

by Together Counts Partner | August 14, 2014 at 9:51 am | comments

What better way to connect with your child than to be physically active with them? Spending time like this with your little ones nurtures relationship building between parents and/or guardians and kids while promoting a healthier lifestyle – that’s a win all the way around! Check out these fun ideas to exercise with your child: Play outside – Gather up toys that foster movement such as jump ropes, hula hoops, sidewalk

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5 Ways to Exercise with the Family

by Together Counts Partner | August 7, 2014 at 9:57 am | comments

Working out with the family is great for bonding, not to mention a great stress reliever among its many health benefits. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program, Bumble Bee Foods realizes the power of fitness activities that keep your family healthy, sane, and well-connected. Here are a few of our favorites to keep your family active year long. Team Sports If members of your family are already participants

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Active Vacation Feature

Staying Active on Vacation

by Lisa Gulley | August 5, 2014 at 8:39 am | comments

My family is going out of town on a few vacations this summer and I am planning ahead so I can keep the family focused on our fitness goals. In the past, I would have thought if I couldn’t go to my gym there was no point in even trying. I have learned to let go of that “all or nothing” mindset and now make the most of a new

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5 Ways Feature

5 Ways to Play This Summer

by Mariah Bruehl | July 3, 2014 at 8:00 am | comments

Nothing feels better then ending a beautiful summer day with the feeling of having spent quality time outdoors. There is something about engaging in play that brings us back to a time when the days stretched on and summers felt long. Play is defined as “engaging in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.” In other words, choosing to engage in fun simply for the sake

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4 ways to wake up and move with your family in the morning

by Lisa Gulley | June 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm | comments

Wake up and GO!! The hardest step out of bed in the morning is the first one. My children however, have yet to learn this concept and bound out of bed with endless energy. As both a Together Counts ambassador and a mom of boys, I have learned this energy is best when used for good, so the first thing we do in the morning is move our bodies! Here are

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Yoga with Children Feature

Yoga with Children

by Mariah Bruehl | June 10, 2014 at 9:32 am | comments

Yoga is a sanskrit word that means “union”—union of mind, body, and soul. Not only does Yoga have wonderful physical benefits, it can also help calm the mind, and soothe the soul. As a Together Counts™ Ambassador, my family and I have had a blast exploring ways to get active and the benefits various activities offer. Below are just a few benefits of Yoga: Improved Posture Building Strength Balance Bodily

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Kid Workouts Feature

What Do Workouts Look Like for Kids?

by Lisa Gulley | April 3, 2014 at 10:41 am | comments

When my kids look inside a gym, they always ask me why people “do exercise” in there. I guess through their eyes, the gym looks like a cramped, crowded room full of big obnoxious machines (and they are right!). Kids view the world as one giant gym. They love to jump on couches and leap off stairs. They race from room to room just because they can! They roll down hills

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Nestle Tips Featured

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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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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Move Move Move Feature

Move, Move, MOVE! 5 Tips on Keeping Your Family Active In the Winter Months

by Together Counts Partner | December 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm | comments

The weather is a getting a little chilly and our schedules a bit more hectic but winter is a great time to be active with your family! It isn’t a time to hibernate! Making time for physical activity, even in the cold, is important to make sure our kids grow up fit and healthy. By making exercise a family affair, we are not only showing our children that we care

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