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Building Champions One Bright, Summer Day At A Time

Building Champions One Bright, Summer Day At A Time By Jean Bowick As long as three hot months separate one school year from the next, kids will  LOVE  summer. Swimming, playing outside, weekday fun with friends – these are all grand additions to the simple joy of just being  out of school . Small wonders.  No matter how long these  long  days might seem, they pass by in a moment – whisking away the golden years of childhood in... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Top 5 Nutrition Myths

Top 5 Nutrition Myths By Joe Crowe It’s important to be careful about nutrition. Many hints and tips may sound good, but are not as helpful or healthy as they seem. Worse yet, some bad advice has stuck around so long that they seem to be stuck in the minds of the general public. Registered dietitian Samantha Cassetty dispelled some of those myths on  NBCNews.com.   https://www.nbcnews.com/ better/health/bad-nutrition- advice-dietitians-are-begging-... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Monday, April 23, 2018
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May Is National Arthritis Awareness Month

May Is National Arthritis Awareness Month May is recognized each year as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are affected by arthritis. These numbers are only going to keep growing—unless we take a stand The Arthritis Foundation is leading the way to conquer arthritis and its... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Monday, April 23, 2018
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How Stretching Makes You Longer… & Stronger

How Stretching Makes You Longer… & Stronger By Jean Bowick It’s  soooo  good to stretch yourself, in  so  many ways. Reaching beyond your comfort zone earns life rewards for you that can’t be measured simply in muscle extensions or physiological data. But those physiological facts are nothing to sneeze at. Without regular stretching – by “regular people,” not just your mid-50’s marathoner – your... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Friday, April 20, 2018
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5 More Fab Apps To Help With Diet And Nutrition

5 more fab Apps to Help With Diet and Nutrition By Joe Crowe Brand-new nutrition and diet apps are coming out all the time, but there are so many that it’s tough to tell which ones to download and which ones to skip and play Candy Crush instead. Here are a few that will help you use your smartphone to take charge of your nutrition and health, thanks to testing from  Kaiser Permanente.  https://wa-health. kaiserpermanente.org/best- diet-apps/ ... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Neil at Thursday, April 19, 2018
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