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Easy tips for being more active!

With the kids back in school, it seems like every family is busier than ever! Between school activities, jobs, and chores, there’s never enough time to be as active as we should. Check out the tips below for ways to be more active as a family! Sign up for a family 5K run/walk. Throughout summer [...]

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The More They Burn, The Better They Learn: Six Ways to Keep Your Kids Active This Fall

Did you know that kids who receive mostly As on their report cards are almost twice as likely to get the recommended daily 60 minutes of physical activity than kids who receive mostly Ds and Fs? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids who perform better in school are more likely to [...]

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52 Ways to Leave Your Blubber in 2013

Have the endless holiday feasts and cold winter days left you feeling out of shape and a few pounds heavier? Take heart — You’re not alone. You’ve joined the “feeling unpleasantly plump” club that, according to a joint report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, includes a startling 30 [...]

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Easy Weight-Loss Math = Recipe for Success!

As a part of this month’s Give A Care About Home series, today’s blog focuses on some simple weight-loss calculations to help you and your family eat healthier and stay fit! Post by Rick Reifenberg, MD The generally accepted conversion is that one pound of stored fat is equal to about 3,500 calories.  This could be thought of as [...]

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Weight loss hopes & dreams: Is it better to be thin or fit?

Post written by Dr. Rick Reifenberg, MD When it comes to heart health, is it better to be thin or fit? The short answer, of course, is that it is best to be both at a healthy weight and fit.  But if you could only be one, which would be better?  The answer from this [...]

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