Category Archives: Healthy Heart Program

Fitness and weight management for children and teens

Physical Fun Can Benefit Your Overweight Child’s Mindframe

“A program with clear rules, routines and activities, attentive adults and a chance to interact with peers in a fun environment appears to work as well as exercise at improving …

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Going Green in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day

Happy – almost – St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of the most celebrated Irish holiday of the year, are you going green? No, I don’t mean wearing a shamrock. I …

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February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month. Celebrate your heart! Follow these heart-healthy tips to keep your ticker ticking.

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Bullying in the Special Needs Community

In honor of the end of Autism Awareness Month in April, let’s highlight bullying in the special needs community.  Whether face-to-face, nasty notes, harassing cell phone voicemails or cyber stalking, …

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Does Your Child Play Outside Often? You May Be Too Over-Protective

The 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card of Physical Activity for Children and Youth takes a landmark position on fitness for kids and active, outdoor play revealing that kids are not playing …

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Do You Have to Be Thin to Be an Athlete?

Close your eyes and think of an athlete’s body. Are you imagining six-pack abs, striated calves and rock-hard biceps? Are you envisioning someone thin? Are you surprised to know that …

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Can Exercise Really Improve Kids’ Health?

Can exercise really improve kids’ health? Yes!  As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and …

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Are Americans Happy With Their Weight?

Although weight gain has continued among U.S. adults, fewer report trying to lose weight, according to a study appearing in the March 7 issue of JAMA. Socially acceptable body weight is …

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Celebrate Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Are you ready to exercise? I have heart-healthy tips for you! Today is Valentine’s Day.  Does the love of your life make your heart …

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