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ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS FOR YOU TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN

More fun ideas to get your kid’s active!Here are a few more games and activities to keep your children less antsy while staying home. Wiggle JarCreate activity cards that your child can pull from a jar when they need to get the wiggles out. Some ideas for quick activities:Hop like a frog wherever you go for 3 minutes straightJump rope for 1 minute, take a 30 second break and jump rope againSee how long you can keep a Hula hoop up without it falling (challenge each other)Touch your toes 15 times without bending your kneesSee how long you can stand on one foot without falling over (switch sides and try both feet) The Mirror GameStand in front of each other, face to face and take turns mirroring each other's movements.Reach for the skyMake a silly face5 jumping jacksHead, shoulders, knees and toesMake up a silly dance move (the Macarena anyone?)Puff READ MORE

2022-09-17T13:04:55-05:00KidFit, News|

Perfect Pushup Form

Push ups are a common exercise that everyone should master. When performed properly, the push-up is excellent for sculpting arms, and strengthening the chest, and commonly overlooked: toning and strengthening your core!   Proper push-up form Position your hands slightly wider than your shoulders with your index fingers pointed straight ahead. Look down in between your palms to keep your neck in neutral Engage your core by drawing your navel deep toward your spine. Maintain a neutral spine and lower your body until your shoulders are level with your elbows and squeeze your abs even deeper as you push up. Tip for finding a neutral spine: place a dowel rod along your spine. It should touch 3 places: Back of your head In between your shoulder blades Tailbone While maintaining about a hands-width space between the stick and your low back. Common mistakes Placing hands too close READ MORE

Blueberry Açai Smoothie Recipe

BLUEBERRY AÇAI SMOOTHIE Superfoods for your super health!   Post-workout is an optimal time to replenish your body with precious nutrients to help you recover quickly and stay lean. This smoothie is packed with a healthy dose of fats that support immunity, brain health, heart health, skin and hair health...and it tastes delicious! Tell me, why wouldn't you drink this smoothie? 1/2 packet Acai 1/2 C Blueberries 1/4 C Spinach *1/2 C Almond Milk 1 scoop Protein powder of choice *1 TBS unsweetened, powdered PB (for taste) 1 tsp Chia Seeds 1 tsp unsweetened shredded Coconut *1 tsp Cacao Nibs 1 tsp Hemp Seeds *1 tsp unsweeteneed, natural peanut butter *I prefer my smoothies thick like ice cream but feel free to add liquid to create your desired consistency. *If legumes or Peanut Butter, specifically, are not part of your diet: omit PB powder READ MORE

2022-09-17T12:16:02-05:00News, Nutrition, Recipes|

Upgrade Your Snack Game!

Upgrade Your Snack Game!Looking to upgrade your boring snack game for your kids at home during social isolation?Try these tummy-filling apple rings! Apples have been the ONE fruit I have been able to consistently find at the grocery stores and they pack a nutritious and delicious punch.I recommend starting with a Granny smith apple as they are slightly lower in sugar and carbs, 22% higher in fiber, and contain 63% more protein than their red apple counterparts.Start by rinsing the apple really well. Core the middle of the apple and slice it sideways so you have a donut shaped ring.Choosing a base like peanut butter, almond butter, or chocolate hummus will give you a good, sticky base for other toppings to stick and provides a great source of even more protein and satiating fats to keep you and your kiddo fuller for longer. Now the fun toppings! You can READ MORE

2022-09-17T11:42:45-05:00News, Nutrition, Recipes|

Encouraging Activity Through Yoga and Games

Your Content Goes Here With the recent rain, the gloomy skies, and of course social distancing, it’s certain that kids and parents alike are starting to go a bit stir crazy. Getting active and playing together is a great way both to get some exercise and ease fears for your little ones. Here are some fun activities you can do together, indoors or out. 1 - Read a yoga book together, or ANY book, and act it out with yoga poses, or create your own unique poses. This will get the imagination firing and the body moving. There are so many wonderful kids yoga books at your local library or on Amazon. Here are a few of my favorites: I Am Yoga​ by Susan Verde The ABCs of Yoga for Kids​ by Teresa Anne Power Good Morning Yoga​ and ​Good Night Yoga​ by Mariam READ MORE

2022-09-17T11:36:58-05:00News, Workout|