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  • What to Bring on a Day Hike

    This past weekend, my family and I went to Starved Rock State Park and spent the day hiking. The amount of times we have gone hiking we knew exactly what we needed to bring for this hiking trip. Some may not know what is important to bring while hiking.   Here is a list of the necessary items t...
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    10/30/2019
  • Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween Safety Tips   Here is a cool acronym on how to have a fun and Safe Halloween.   Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible Avoid trick or treating alone. Walk in groups or with an adult Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags for drivers to see yo...
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    10/22/2019
  • How to Stay Healthy During Halloween

    Fill Up First It is important to eat a healthy meal before a night out of trick or treating. It can help reduce the temptation of eating the candy while walking door to door. Bag the Monster Bag Pick a small bag for your child to carry their candy in while they walk around the neighborhood. Do not u...
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    10/15/2019
  • Workouts for Home

    Beginner Push-ups When you are doing push-ups, make sure you keep the right form so you don’t hurt yourself. Keep your back straight and have your hands placed shoulder width apart. Set a goal of how many push-ups you want to do each day. Lunges For lunges, keep your knees at a 90-degree angle and i...
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    10/15/2019
  • Advantages and Disadvantages to Using a Fitness Tracker

    Advantages: Accountability A fitness tracker helps you exercise every day whether just walking, jogging or working out. You are more committed to get your steps in or complete your workout sessions. Motivation A fitness tracker gives a visual of your progress and accomplishments each day. Seeing you...
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    10/15/2019
  • 5 Tips to Help You Achieve your Health Goals

    Set Goals that Motivate You Goals create a road map for success. You have a higher chance to achieve the goal and you are more motivated to accomplish them. Motivation is very important when you set goals. Without motivation, you can develop a lack of interest to work on your goals. Reaching your go...
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    10/15/2019
  • Creating New Healthy Habits

    Creating New Healthy Habits   Here are tips to creating new habits:   Know your Habits There are several things that you may do in your normal routine that became habits. Make sure you understand which habits are healthy or unhealthy. That way you know which one to focus on and which one to make cha...
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    09/20/2019
  • Healthy Vision Tips

    Here are some helpful tips on how to keep your children’s vision healthy and safe: Eat Right It is important to keep your eyes healthy and you can do that by eating healthy foods. Leafy greens, salmon, tuna, and carrots are good for your eyesight. Keep Moving Exercise is very important for your body...
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    09/03/2019
  • Drinking Water

      Water is the best drink to have all the time to keep your body healthy. Here are some facts and benefits on drinking water.   Facts: 60% of body is made up of water Drink 8 oz. glass of water per day On average, men should drink 3 liters (13 cups) of water, while women should drink 2.2 l...
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    08/29/2019
  • How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

    Get Kids Involved Let your kids help make the decisions on what they want in their lunch each day. A good thing to do is take them along with you to the grocery store and let them pick what healthy foods they want. That way they are happy with what they are eating for lunch that day. Healthy Foods t...
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    08/23/2019