How Running Benefits Young Children

Specifically, for parents with a young child struggling through chronic health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, ADHD, anxiety and other challenges, Dr. Rachana D. Shah, an endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, says exercise is an incredibly important tool for managing those conditions.

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Three Plays for a Healthy Team!

(5 days ago) There are 3 simple things you can do during practices and games to keep youth athletes healthy and performing their best! 1) Boost active time by 10-15 minutes.

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Healthy 4th of July Recipes

(9 days ago) Celebrate Independence day with these healthy and patriotic recipes. From breakfast to dessert and everything in between, these red, white and blue recipes will be an all American hit.

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Healthy Kids Are Teaching All of Us that 'Healthy is Fun

(4 days ago) Healthy Kids Running Series has reminded me of all of the reasons I love running. HKRS Runners are not only finding this out at a young age, but they are reminding all of us of simple values in the process. Most importantly, that 'Healthy is Fun!'

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Healthy Gardening with Children

(3 days ago) Try gardening! Gardening is good for the physical, mental, and emotional health of children. Taking a piece of land and developing it into a beautiful area where flowers, delicious herbs and vegetables grow, is appealing for children of all ages. Gardening is a great way to get the entire family outside for fresh air and physical activity.

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5 not so healthy 'health' foods

(3 days ago) 5 not so healthy ‘health’ foods. Figuring out healthy afterschool snacks can certainly be challenging. Especially when picking items for picky eaters. We all try to give the best to our kids, but there are some sneaky not-so-healthy foods that we have always thought were great.

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Three Habits of Really Healthy People with On Point

(9 days ago) By following some simple rules, you can turn the tables on your health, and who knows, you might even lose some weight along the way! Eat within an Hour of Waking. It’s important to remember why we sleep. Sleep is used to recover and repair our bodies not only from physical wounds, but to recuperate from the day, allowing us to fully function

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Summer of Peaches

(5 days ago) Summer is the best time for peaches. The peach season runs from early May to late September. In addition to being a delicious summertime treat, peaches offer many health benefits! They are great for digestion, boost your immune system, and can help protect your skin and eyes. Benefits of peaches. Aid in Digestion: a medium peach has about 2

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Healthy Snacks to Keep your Kids Happy

(6 days ago) Improves Health Healthy snacks that consist of many vitamins such as fruit and vegetables, boost immunity, and release endorphins that can lower anxiety, boost mood, and lower emotional stress. Avocado, banana, carrots, yogurt, and nuts provides various vitamins, and minerals like potassium and zinc that boost immunity and help lower blood

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Healthy Summer Vacation from OnPoint Nutrition

(4 days ago) Instructions. In a blender, puree the watermelon with the sugar until smooth. Stir in the mint, lemon zest and salt. Pour the puree into 8 popsicle molds or 2 standard ice cube trays (insert popsicle sticks halfway through freezing) and freeze until hard, about 3 hours. The watermelon popsicles can be …

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Happy Heart Month

(5 days ago) To promote heart health, replace sources of saturated fat with unsaturated fats. Replace butter with olive oil or avocado. Try plant based protein sources like beans and tofu in place of animal protein a few times per week. Switch to low fat or fat free dairy products. These small changes will make a big difference! Sodium. Sodium is everywhere!

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Healthy eating on the road

(6 days ago) For many families, summer means a vacation and road trip. Of course all parents want to provide healthy snacks on the drive or flight, but let’s get real- sometimes you have to stop for a nosh on the road.

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A New Partnership with Experience Life Magazine

(7 days ago) Health is just as much about mental well-being as it is about physical. Experience Life provides lots of helpful and enjoyable content to their readers. We are excited to share some of that content with our community. Please check out the following article as a teaser of more to come from Experience Life!

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Coordinator Advisory Board

(4 days ago) “The HKRS mission is important to me because as a health and wellness professional and a father of two young kids, I have dedicated myself to the betterment of the community around me and the best place to start is with my children and their friends. I have been a volunteer and coordinator for HKRS for over 4 years, and I think that the

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Going Bananas this Summer

(3 days ago) Supports heart health: bananas have potassium and magnesium, two minerals essential for heart health and blood pressure control. Antioxidant: bananas are high in dopamine and catechins, antioxidants that help lower your risk for some diseases.

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The Power of Encouragement

(7 days ago) With the help of friends, both old and new, Logan finished the Series with a smile on his face, feeling happy and accomplished. For many, their first athletic experience can be daunting, but hopefully most can come away from their first Healthy Kids Running Series feeling something different: positivity, joy, and an excitement for more.

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Executive Advisory Board- Healthy Kids Running Series

(2 days ago) Health Coach & Retired Executive Public Utilities Sector “Running has been a huge part of my life. It’s given me community and a sense of accomplishment. I am passionate about inspiring the next generation to experience the benefits of an active healthy lifestyle.”

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Desperately seeking Vitamin D

(4 days ago) The lack of vitamin D can have a serious effect on moods, lethargy, bone and muscle health. Since it’s very tough to get the proper amount of this vitamin, it’s a good idea to supplement with some food sources to keep up your spirits and health. Fatty Fish- Salmon, herring …

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Healthy Faces Friday: Candy Yoder, Johnstown, PA

(7 days ago) Candy Yoder is the Healthy Kids Running Series Community Coordinator for Johnstown, PA She exemplifies the mission of HKRS through her dedication to an active and fun lifestyle. Her family has lived these hallmarks, enjoying memories across the world from …

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Nutrition Check: The Truth on Chocolate from OnPoint

(4 days ago) Cocoa. The health benefits of consuming cocoa products have recently been a popular topic in the nutrition world. According to recent studies, researchers at the University of Putra Malaysia have discovered that cocoa contains a rich source of catechins, a flavanol polyphenol, which are believed to protect against heart disease, cancer, and various other medical conditions.

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Why Body Image is Important as a Mother

(Just Now) Article by Jessica Bagley. Jessica is an avid ultrarunner, mother, and social media curator who preaches fitness with realistic and healthy body image goals in mind.

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5 Ways to Get Your Family Back on Track to a Healthier

(5 days ago) If you’re struggling to keep up with your healthy New Year’s resolutions, don’t stress—just because these goals are on pause right now doesn’t mean that you can’t focus on your health this spring. Here are five ways to get you and your family back on track to a healthier lifestyle. Set weekly goals

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Virtual World Race

(6 days ago) Stay Connected. (484) 352-2729. 383 Brinton Lake Road, Suite 1 Thornton, PA 19373. #HealthyKidsRS. October 31. Heat times may vary. Register for the Monster Mayhem 5k and Monster Mile at The Bates Motel! register today. Healthy Kids Virtual World Race is an adaptation of the usual HKRS Race Day experience open to all national and international

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Meet Hadley: A 4-Year Old from Indiana, PA

(2 days ago) Hadley’s mother, Sara, is her biggest supporter through all of these tough times. She attests to the amazing team of doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for both Hadley’s overall health and incredible spirit! Although her disease can cause extreme joint swelling, stiffness and pain, the preschooler does not let it dampen her

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All Natural Hydration Drink

(Just Now) 3 cups of coconut water. 1 cup 100% juice. 1 cup ice. 1/8 teaspoon sea salt. 1 tablespoon raw honey. Squeeze of lime and orange (optional) Put all ingredients in a high powered blender, and blend for 1 minutes. Pour into containers and enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for later. Will stay good in the fridge for 1 week.

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exercise Archives

(Just Now) Kids Health. How Running Benefits Young Children. We are all taught at a young age the physical aspects of ‘health.’ We know it is important to exercise and to maintain a balanced diet. On the other hand, it takes much longer to grasp the mental benefits of these aspects of our lives.

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight Through Physical Activity

(4 days ago) Regular physical activity is important for good health, and it’s especially important if you’re trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight. When losing weight, more physical activity increases the number of calories your body uses for energy or “burns off.” The burning of calories through physical activity, combined with

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Healthy Holiday Recipes!

(1 days ago) Healthy Holidays. The holidays are just around the corner! With this festive season comes a lot of traditions, sweets, and treats. How can we enjoy these special once a year goodies and still feel healthy with our choices?

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Healthy Kids Running Series National Headquarters Staff

(2 days ago) Jeff believed the program would encourage kids to adopt a “Get Up and Go” attitude. Meet the Healthy Kids Running Series National Headquarters staff below: Jeff Long, President & CEO. Jeff was a MVP runner in high school which gained him a scholarship to Saint Joseph’s University. As a former Division 1 runner, Jeff, leaned on his

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Are Children Getting Enough Vitamin D

(5 days ago) Recently awarded Philadelphia Magazine’s – Best of Philly 2018, OnPoint is your go-to for all things health and nutrition. We are a team of Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists who believe in a whole foods, anti-diet approach to healthy living. Our evidence-based, one-on-one, virtual approach ensures you receive the highest level of

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Nutrition For Young Athletes From OnPoint Nutrition

(1 days ago) Nemours Health System points out that children who exercise for 1.5 to 2 hours or more per day may need to consumer more food than the average active child. Working with a doctor or dietitian is the best way to determine exactly how much food your child needs for elite athletic performance.

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#healthyfamilies Archives

(7 days ago) Healthy Families, Kids Health, Running Staying Healthy Over the Holidays! November and December can be some of the toughest months to keep up with your family’s exercise routines, but HKRS is …

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education Archives

(1 days ago) Take five for your health! Being healthy and safe takes commitment, but it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Most things are so simple and take so little time, that you’ll wonder why you’ve been avoiding them. Taking just a few of the 1440 minutes in a day is worth …

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Community Coordinator Profile: Rich O'Loughlin and Rebecca

(5 days ago) I think it is important to make health and wellness a priority in children’s lives because these are the habits they will use when they are older, and pass onto their children. After becoming a community coordinator, I feel there are no limits and I want more children to get involved and active.

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Runner spotlight – Healthy Kid Award Winner

(2 days ago) Then when I was explaining the health kid reward to him, that he got it because he finished each week with a big smile, he said, “Of course I did, everyone was always cheering for me at the end of the race!” HKRS has been a great experience and I am very proud of Gavi.

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Pumpkin: Great for your Health and Pumpkin Spice Lattes

(2 days ago) Health Benefits of Pumpkin. Antioxidants boost immunity and are good for skin and eye health; Pumpkin contains beta carotene, a precursor for the Vitamin A synthesis. Vitamin A helps your body fight off infections and strengthens the lining of your intestines.

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Trevor- Healthy Kids Spotlight

(Just Now) This week, our spotlight is shining on Trevor, a 1/2 Miler who began competing in the Mullica Hill Healthy Kids Series 50 Yard Dash. Read on the Blog about the action that Trevor gets into along with the …

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Tips from OnPoint Nutrition- Coconut: Friend or Foe

(7 days ago) Coconut oil stormed onto the scene as a cure all, go-to, kitchen miracle. It quickly gained a fan base touting its numerous health and weight loss benefits. These claims got a lot of nutrition professionals scratching their heads, as coconut is one of the only plant based saturated fats in our food system.

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Back to School Breakfast

(6 days ago) Recently awarded Philadelphia Magazine’s – Best of Philly 2018, OnPoint is your go-to for all things health and nutrition. We are a team of Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists who believe in a whole foods, anti-diet approach to healthy living.

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