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4 Tips to Motivate Kids to Be Active

by Together Counts Partner | October 4, 2016 at 11:37 am | comments

You’ve likely heard the statistic before: over one-third of children and adolescents are overweight. That number has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the last 30 years, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC suggests lowering the risk of obesity and its associated health problems through a healthy diet and increased physical activity. Schools play a vital role in establishing these healthy

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Family Activity Points

by Together Counts Partner | September 15, 2016 at 10:10 am | comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. For children, the 60 minutes of activity can be done throughout the day, and some of that time may come from moderate physical activity offered in schools and classrooms through physical education classes. Adults should do a minimum of 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week.

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Preventing the “Summer Slide” in Fitness

by Together Counts Partner | August 11, 2016 at 9:11 am | comments

By: BJ Williston, SPARK Trainer and Curriculum Development Consultant It’s summertime and letting your children recuperate from the constant hustle and bustle of the school year sounds healthy. You may be thinking, “Hey, my kids deserve to relax and enjoy a lazy summer.” For some, that may be the right approach, but perhaps not everyone. Research shows there’s potential to lose fitness if children who were involved in school-based fitness

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4 Ways to Keep Your Kids Engaged This Summer

by admin | August 2, 2016 at 9:26 am | comments

Summer break is an important time for children to bond with family and friends, participate in enriching outdoor activities and enjoy a break from school. As a Together Counts™ partner, we realize that while enjoying the free time and taking advantage of all the season has to offer, it is essential that children do not take a break from learning. Research shows that children experience learning loss when they do

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10 Tips for Raising Healthy Kids

by Together Counts Partner | July 26, 2016 at 8:35 am | comments

Establishing healthy habits at an early age is something that we, and our friends at the Together Counts™ program, strongly believe can help your child stay healthy for a lifetime. Try these 10 tips to raise a healthier kid: Set a positive example. Whether you realize it or not, you are a role model for your child. Set a healthy example by eating nutritious foods, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly.

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Physical Activity in the Summer: Fun with Family

by admin | July 21, 2016 at 10:26 am | comments

Summer is here, the weather is beautiful and it’s the perfect time to play and be active as a family! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for active, healthy living, we at the OASIS Institute understand the importance of physical activity as a cornerstone of healthy habits. Children get most of their physical activity through play and fun, active games. Why not join them to have fun while

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Commit to Be Fit

by Together Counts Partner | June 9, 2016 at 10:50 am | comments

FCCLA’s national program Student Body is a peer education program designed to teach students how to make informed, responsible decisions about their health and provide opportunities for youth to teach others about making healthy choices. Chapters perform programs in their communities to educate about important issues affecting families. In line with how the Healthy Weight Commit Foundation’s Together Counts™ program encourages a healthy, active lifestyle, Student Body focuses on incorporating

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Summer Bucket List

by Together Counts Partner | June 2, 2016 at 7:53 am | comments

As a Together Counts™ ambassador, we love sharing healthy ideas that are fun for the whole family! We also love that the temperature is starting to get warmer. Summer is so close we can almost taste it! And by taste, we mean all of the delicious and healthy foods that are in season during this time of year. Take advantage of seasonal foods like berries, summer squash, tropical fruits and

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GOTR Fall Feature

Get Ready for Fall Running with these 6 Tips

by Together Counts Partner | October 27, 2015 at 11:22 am | comments

As sweltering summer temps melt into fall’s perfect beauty, there’s no better time to take your run outdoors. As we partner with the Together Counts™ nationwide program for active, healthy living, we urge you to consider using these six tips to get the most out of your running experience. Go longer and faster As the weather starts to cool runners may notice distances and effort feel a little easier compared

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Walking Program Feature

Start a Walking Program

by Together Counts Partner | October 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm | comments

There is no question about it, simply starting an exercise program is one of the hardest parts of the entire process of getting fit. So feel good (seriously) that you’re taking this first step–literally. As a supporter of the Together Counts™ program, we realize that in order to succeed, most of us have to choose something that’s simple to do; cheap or free; doesn’t take up a lot of time;

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