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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 GM Feature

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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Take a Hike Feature

Take a Hike! Four Healthy Hiking Tips

by Together Counts Partner | November 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm | comments

As the weather cools down, it’s time to get out in the brisk air to enjoy all that nature has to offer. But don’t limit yourself to walks around the block, challenge yourself and take a hike! Avid hiker Annie Parsons offers her top four tips to make your hike part of an active lifestyle. 1. You don’t have to head for the hills to make it a hike. A

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Backyard Memories Feature

Memories Are Made In The Backyard

by Caleb Gardner | November 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm | comments

Last year, our neighbor caught us in a compromising situation. My son, Miles, had taken one of the big boxes from the move into our new home and turned it into his own private playhouse. Naturally we encouraged this imaginative play, cutting out windows for him and drawing pictures on the outside.  The Together CountsTM program teaches that activities for the entire family can come from a variety of places,

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Indoor Activities Feature

Indoor Activities for Kids

by Together Counts Partner | November 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm | comments

Fall can be a time for new beginnings, with a new school year offering fresh perspectives to both children and parents alike. However, fall also brings chillier weather, which means finding indoor activities for kids. Instead of staring out the window, or letting the kids complain all day that they’re bored, try these fun and simple indoor activities for kids. Getting kids moving is an important part of an active

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Spark PE Photo Feature

Why Should You Be a PE Champion?

by Together Counts Partner | September 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm | comments

(PE) is an integral part of ensuring a healthy and active lifestyle, not just for our kids but for the country as a whole. PE isn’t just about requiring kids to pull on some gym clothes and work up a sweat for an hour during the school day. It’s a key component to total well-being, development, and a successful future. And we also know that increased physical activity is proven

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Fun Fall Activities to Stay Moving

by admin | September 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm | comments

Summer is over, school is in full swing, and it’s so tempting to curl up on the couch with a vat of popcorn and the remote. Resist the call of the Sunday afternoon snooze, because there are lots of great ways to enjoy the crisp, cool days and get in a workout while you’re at it. Take a Hike Now is a great time to get out among some nature

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The Benefits of Structured Physical Activity for Early Childhood Programs

by Together Counts Partner | September 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm | comments

Structured physical activities are usually led by a qualified adult and include organized sports, guided play, and school PE programs. Structured activities are important throughout a person’s life, but they play an essential role in early childhood—from birth to about five years of age. These are very tender years for a child. What they learn at this early age lays the groundwork for their future cognitive, social, emotional, and physical

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