Exercise is a Family Affair

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost one third of adults and almost 20% of children in the U.S. are obese, and the numbers continue to ride.   We tend to blame fast food, video games, and cancelled physical education classes for causing this condition. While they may all play a part, […]

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5 Steps to Start Swimming

It’s never too late to learn how to swim. While we highly recommend taking a few swimming lessons, here are 5 simple steps you can take on your own to get started.   BREATHE Without breathing, even perfect technique won’t go far. Start by going beneath the water and exhaling completely. When you surface, take […]

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Family Road Trip? Plan Ahead.

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Planning a family road trip? Here’s how to create happy family memories that will last a lifetime. LET THE KIDS BE INVOLVED IN PLANNING Take out your family road map and dedicate a couple of family nights to planning the trip together. Do you plan to visit any historical sights along the way? If your children […]

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4 Ways to Get Fit

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Merriam-Webster’s dictionary for kids describes activity as, “the state of being active; energetic action or movement; liveliness.” To stay motivated, get creative. As long as you’re moving and having fun, anything goes. here are some ideas to keep your family moving over the summer.   AT HOME • Relay races (either in teams or individually) […]

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How Fit is Your Family?

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Many habits are formed early in life. Family members who establish healthy habits such as regular exercise and eating nutritious foods, in the supportive environment of a family, are most likely to maintain this lifestyle in the long run. Take the following quiz to gain some insight into your family’s current habits. We sit down […]

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