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Workout of the Week: Farmer’s Walk

At first glance, this full-body exercise move may seem elementary. However, it is one of the most widely acknowledge move to improve functional fitness, strength and endurance. Think about how many times you carry things in any given day! From groceries and kids’ gear, to briefcases/work bags, practicing farmer’s walks can help you build strength to more […]

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19 SMART Goals for 2019

Looking to improve your health in 2019? Breaking down your goals into smaller SMART goals can be the difference between aspirations and realizations. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Adopting behaviors in this manner helps to create lasting lifestyle changes! Think about the goals you have for your health and the positive results you hope to achieve […]

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Moving Mindfully This Winter: A Guide for All Ages

No matter the season, practice healthy habits where you live, work and play. It’s important to keep the whole family moving this winter—especially when everyone is home for holidays and even during inclement weather. Though it’s tempting to spend wintry days snuggled up on the couch, there are many enjoyable ways to spend quality time […]

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Resources to help you stay healthy this fall

Original source: http://blog.healthadvocate.com/2017/09/resources-to-help-you-stay-healthy-this-fall/ It’s finally fall! Before the season gets too busy and the holidays are upon us, take a moment to check out a few tips and resources you can use to keep you and your family eating well, being active, and staying safe throughout the season.

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Treat Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Original source: https://www.healthiergeneration.org/news__events/2014/10/27/1068/treat_tips_for_a_healthy_halloween For many, Halloween kicks off the annual holiday season, which stretches for several months of celebrations with family and friends. These celebrations involve a consistent presence of food, and often that of the unhealthy persuasion. And Halloween, with its ever-expanding candy sacks, may be the biggest culprit. But it doesn’t have to be […]

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6 Scream-Worthy Ways to Have an Active Hallows’ Eve

Original source: https://www.healthiergeneration.org/news__events/2015/10/21/1385/6_scream-worthy_ways_to_have_an_active_hallows_eve#disqus_thread Pull out the costumes and turn up the tunes – it’s time to celebrate Halloween in an active way! Don’t let ghoulish weather ruin the fun – check out our creative ideas for celebrating Halloween at school no matter what Mother Nature has in store. Find these and more healthy holiday ideas on Pinterest. […]

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How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/527885/2018/07/19/research/food-thought-how-brain-reacts-food-may-be-linked-overeating?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=528819_HTML&utm_content=07-20-2018-01-28&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, leaving them more vulnerable to overeating. In a study with children, researchers found that when certain regions of the […]

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Parents’ behavior during playtime may affect toddler’s weight later on

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/532459/2018/08/21/research/parents%E2%80%99-behavior-during-playtime-may-affect-toddler%E2%80%99s-weight-later?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=533164_HTML&utm_content=08-23-2018-21-30&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn Parents who positively engage with their children during play time — and gently steer them to clean up afterward — may help toddlers with low-self regulation have lower body mass indexes (BMIs) later on as preschoolers. In a study, researchers found that toddlers who had poor self-regulation skills — the […]

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