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4-H Is Growing True Leaders

by Together Counts Partner | February 16, 2017 at 9:30 am | comments

Leadership is a valued skill in our society, but any young people today aren’t being given the opportunity to learn the tenacity, strategic-thinking and people skills that they’ll need to lead – now and in the future. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living we realize that these are important skills for our youth to have. For me, leadership started at home as a big

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Staying Active in Winter: Tips and Tricks for Kids

by Together Counts Partner | February 7, 2017 at 9:44 am | comments

Staying active in the winter months can be a daunting task. Most people would rather stay inside, veg out on the couch, and call it a day. But these kinds of activities don’t support your physical or mental health. As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we know there are numerous indoor activities that can be a good substitute for more typical outdoor sports during

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Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions with These Healthy Tips

by Together Counts Partner | February 2, 2017 at 9:48 am | comments

By Ru Ekanayake We’re one month into the new year and while studies show that over 80% of resolutions focus on health and wellness– just 8% of resolutions are actually kept. Don’t lose hope though! As a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we think now is a perfect time to keep the healthy, active lifestyle going.  Here are our five favorite tips to have lasting

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Limiting Screen Time

by Together Counts Partner | January 31, 2017 at 12:01 pm | comments

During the winter, it can be tough to peel away from the couch and feel inspired to do healthy activities. Oftentimes, weekends and time away from school and work are spent in front of the computer or the television instead of participating in other healthy, active activities. As a Together Counts™ ambassador, we realize that sometimes all you need is a little encouragement to get moving! The American Academy of

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5 Ideas for Exploring Nature with Kids this Winter

by Together Counts Partner | January 17, 2017 at 9:09 am | comments

In the mid-Atlantic region, we tend to experience a winter of wild temperature fluctuations and snowfall. Most of us would like nothing more this time of year than to snuggle up with a warm drink and a good book or old movie. For me, though, a “snow day” involves entertaining a busy toddler who would rather be out tromping through the fluffy white stuff than spending the day inside. As

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Treat Your Family Well – Eating Out for Better Health

by Together Counts Partner | January 12, 2017 at 9:14 am | comments

The New Year is here and, chances are, it was ushered in with lists of resolutions. If your family’s New Year’s resolutions include health and nutrition-related goals, eating out at restaurants doesn’t have to be thrown by the wayside to achieve them. As a Together Counts™ ambassador, we at Healthy Dining recognize the importance of adding healthy habits into each and every day, and that includes when you and your

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Staying Active during the Winter

by Together Counts Partner | December 29, 2016 at 8:30 am | comments

By Brian Godfrey, Physical Education Teacher, Richmond Elementary School, Richmond, VT Living in Vermont where it’s cold and snowy for up to six months of the year, it’s important to find ways to be healthy and active during the winter. As a physical education teacher, husband and father of three, I’ve found that skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding or even going for brisk winter walk are great ways for

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8 Ways to Improve Your Health Right Now

by admin | December 22, 2016 at 9:32 am | comments

When January 1 rolls around, we are often more determined than ever to get fit and feel great. Research shows that only 8 percent of us actually achieve New Year’s resolutions, however. The main reason? We make dreamy resolutions but fail to follow up with the planning and work needed to achieve them. Instead of waiting to make a New Year’s resolution when it comes to your health, get ahead of the

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Keep Kids Active With These Healthy Gift Ideas

by Together Counts Partner | December 20, 2016 at 9:51 am | comments

It’s no secret that your children are likely to become less active throughout the winter months. The end of October to the beginning of the New Year oftentimes can mean an increased likelihood of unhealthy indulgence, while physical activity levels decrease. Fortunately, as a partner of the Together Counts™ program for healthy, active living, we understand that with the right stimuli, most children love staying active, and this time of

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Can a Healthier Lifestyle Promote Good Character in Kids?

by Together Counts Partner | December 13, 2016 at 9:43 am | comments

The early years make up an important developmental phase in any person’s life. Up to the age of 18, we’re constantly learning new habits, information and behaviors – while establishing foundations that will shape our experiences as an adult. As a Together Counts™ partner, we recognize childhood represents both opportunity and vulnerability when it comes to promoting a healthier lifestyle. For children to thrive, they need support and stimulation both

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