Tagged: family

10 Ways to Incorporate Play Into Your Day

Just because you’re not a kid anymore doesn’t mean all fun and play should go out the window. Adding play–physical and mental–into your day will relieve stress, improve brain function, boost creativity, improve your relationships and connections, and make every day more enjoyable! Here are 10 ways you can incorporate play into your day!

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How My Health Club is So Much More Than Just a Gym

“Wherever you go, there you are.”– Confucious For many Moms, going back to the gym after having a baby can be a lot like going back to work.  Will I be able to pick up where I left off?  Will anybody even remember me?  And what about the baby?  What if he cries, what if he […]

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How to Raise Happy, Healthy, and Active Children

By encouraging healthy eating and exercise habits now, you can make a huge impact on your children’s relationship with food and fitness for years to come. You have the ability to provide your little ones with the best opportunities to grow into healthy adults. Providing your family with healthy and nutritious foods, and opportunities for exercise, […]

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Surviving the Play Date : A How-to for More Fun and Less Stress

The other day, I was getting ready for my son’s first play date.  You would have thought I was hosting a wedding.  I cleaned the house like I’ve never cleaned before, purchased gourmet coffee, baked Paleo muffins and woke up a half hour early to curl my hair.  Yes, I really did that.  Before heading […]

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A Healthier You: Finding Wisdom in Winters

Wisdom Comes with Winters –Oscar Wilde The first time I came across this quote was in high school.  It was the topic of a college entrance essay to which I was applying.  I remember, clear as day, staring at the blank sheet of paper as if it was looking right back at me just asking […]

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Andrew Schreier "Not just a diabetic."

My name is Andrew (A.J.) Schreier and I have recently passed twelve years working at West Brookfield of Elite Sports Clubs as well as working over eight years now as a primary counselor for addiction and correctional clients. Most notably of milestones however is being a type one diabetic for over seventeen years now.

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Take Time to Make Time

“I’M UP”! I haven’t used an alarm clock in 4 years and 310 days.  I no longer need one because my four- year-old daughter makes certain that I rise between 5:15am-5:54 am daily.  The day we brought her home I told myself I’d get used to it. You never get used to it.

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Building a Better School Lunch—Hot or Cold

Many children have a wonderful time taking a break in the day with their school lunches. Some families prefer a hot lunch, some prefer cold lunch, and some do a combination depending on the hot lunch being served and if the child likes it or not. With the costs of food going up, it is important to […]

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Healthy Parents Make For Healthy Kids

Multiple studies show a positive correlation between parental body image and diet, and those of their children. One of the main influences of either a healthy—or unhealthy—lifestyle are parents. Children are masters of mimicry, so if parents eat well and make sure exercise is an important part of their lives, their children will most likely follow their example.

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5 Workouts You Can Do as a Family

Now that we’re more than a month into the school year, you may be having a hard time finding time to spend together as a family, let alone get in a good workout. As the temperature drops, many of your go-to outdoor activities are also off the table. So, what’s a parent to do to help squeeze […]

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