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Building Positive Body Image

Building Positive Body Image

We can all pretty much agree we want our kids to be healthy and take care of their bodies. The question we want know whether you’ve asked yourself is why do you them to be healthy? What is your motivation for wanting your child to eat well and exercise?

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Family Fitness Goals

Family Fitness Goals

Setting goals sometimes can make us cringe. Sometimes it turns out be just another thing on our to do list that creates a feeling of stress and overwhelm. As busy mothers, we really get that. So let’s redefine it so that our minds can lessen resistance to the concept. Goals give us an aim and…

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Create a New Fitness Legacy

Create a New Fitness Legacy

In our last article, we introduced you to the concept of identifying what story has been running your life in the area of fitness, health and self-care. Once you know the story you’ve been running, you now have all the power to create a new legacy to pass down to your children. What messages would…

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How to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

How to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

It can be hard to admit, but when you’re trying to create a healthier and more fit lifestyle for yourself, you can be your own biggest enemy. Whether you are making excuses for yourself, procrastinating, or truly not valuing yourself, you are getting in the way of yourself not getting to those healthy goals you…

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The ADHD/ADD Dilemma and Practical Non-Drug Solutions

The ADHD/ADD Dilemma and Practical Non-Drug Solutions

The Situation Let’s suppose a school administrator has contacted you to discuss your child’s “troublesome” behavior in the classroom. YOU ARE ALARMED….you want to do the right thing. In follow up meetings, your child is labeled with a formidable sounding name (ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pervasive Development Disorder, Bi-Polar, etc.) It feels like you’ve…

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What’s Your Fitness Story?

What’s Your Fitness Story?

In our Commit to 5k program, we always start with helping the participants identify the story that has been running their lives in the area of health and fitness. Once they identify the story and recognize how it has been a limiting factor, they can then write a new and more empowering story. The story…

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Lifeguard Secrets to Keep Kids Safe around Water

Lifeguard Secrets to Keep Kids Safe around Water

Editor’s Note:  With many enjoying spring break poolside at a hotel, and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to review water safety for the swimming pool. The US Swim School Association Provides Tips to Help Create Safe Swim Environments, and advises parents to begin water safety with kids at 6 months. Drowning is…

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The Backpack Dilemma Function VS. Fashion

The Backpack Dilemma Function VS. Fashion

Chiropractors, pediatricians, and orthopedic surgeons alike agree that backpacks are a problem for your child’s spine. While alone they may not cause major problems, overloading and improper carrying of a backpack can lead to headaches, neck, shoulder, and lower back pain. An article published in the orthopedic medical journal Spine stated, “Of the1,122 backpack users,…

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Bond With Your Kids Over Books

Bond With Your Kids Over Books

Let’s face it…reading affects every single area of our lives. If kids struggle with reading, it is highly likely that they will struggle in other areas of their academic life as well. However, parents can play a large role in influencing kids to form better reading habits and become better readers. Below are five tips…

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