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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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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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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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Introducing Kids to Exercise Routines

by Together Counts Partner | August 18, 2015 at 9:12 am | comments

It is no secret that children today lead more sedentary lives than their parents and grandparents did. Childhood obesity has more than doubled over the past three decades and screen time is at a record high between television, computers, tablets, video games, and smartphones. While it seems that the days of playing outside and simply “being a kid” are fading away, it’s not too late to turn the ship around.

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Golf: A Healthy Game To Play for a Lifetime

by Together Counts Partner | April 23, 2015 at 9:28 am | comments

Suzy Whaley, PGA, LPGA, Secretary, PGA of America PGA Director of Instruction at Suzy Whaley Golf, Cromwell, Conn. Looking for a healthy and fun activity to enjoy with friends and family? Or, simply looking for some “me time?” Look no further than the game of golf. As members of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and a supporter of their Together Counts™ program, the PGA of America and its 28,000 men

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Make Physical Activity Part of Your Family’s Lifestyle

by Together Counts Partner | March 26, 2015 at 9:41 am | comments

While exercise can be drudgery if it’s performed irregularly and/or incorrectly, those who have made it a part of their daily routine, hardly have to think about it- if at all. In fact, discouragement usually settles in only if something interrupts regular activity so that it keeps them from exercising. The golden question then becomes, “How can someone start to make exercise part of their lifestyle?” The following list of

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