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Supporting Healthy Kids and Communities Through Safe Routes to School

Supporting Healthy Kids and Communities Through Safe Routes to School

This guest blog post was provided by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

"Can we bike today? I want to meet Paco along the way so we can ride together." – Eli, age 9
"I am making Vision Zero holographic bracelets for students to wear. They are fashionable and keep students safe when they walk to school.” – Zion, age 12
“I like biking to school because my teacher said it’s good for the planet!” – Sage, age 4

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5 Full Body At-Home Exercises with Household Items

5 Full Body At-Home Exercises with Household Items

This guest post was written by Sydney Cummings, BS, NASM CPT, FNS, owner of Royal Change, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and former high jump athlete.

No matter your financial situation, you can afford to work out.

Trust me. As a lifelong athlete and a certified personal trainer, I know that you don’t need an expensive gym membership for fitness. You can work up a sweat and elevate your heart rate with these five exercises — at home.

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Fun Ways to Move More With Your Pet

Fun Ways to Move More With Your Pet

Your pet might already think she’s your security guard or rodent-wrangler. Has she ever tried out for fitness coach?
Maybe she should. Fido and Fifi can be your secret weapons to better health, because they provide a great excuse to move more.

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Move More at Work

Move More at Work

If you’re like most American adults, you spend most of your waking hours at work and little time — if any — engaging in physical activity.

Yet, guidelines recommend we do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activities a week.

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Tips for Helping Your Child Understand Good Nutrition

Tips for Helping Your Child Understand Good Nutrition

This guest post was written by Lisa A. Yarah, M.Ed., RDN, CDN, CDE, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator.

Getting kids to eat healthy can be tricky. You can get that message across by talking with your kids about the food they put into their bodies, why it matters and how they can make healthy choices. Here are some tips to help you along the way.

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How to live a longer, healthier life

How to live a longer, healthier life

It’s no secret: how you live can determine your health.

Health experts have identified several key factors that help us stay well and prevent heart disease and stroke.

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Vaping and Trendy Tobacco Products Threaten the Tobacco Endgame

Vaping and Trendy Tobacco Products Threaten the Tobacco Endgame

Smoking has been a health no-no for so long that we take it for granted. Surely, everyone understands the risks by now, right? Smoking by U.S. adults has declined from 21 percent in 2005 to 14 percent in 2018, and that is good news. But the outlook is not so rosy for kids.

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The National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative (NSSRI): Engaging Industry to Lower Sugar in the Food and Beverage Supply

The National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative (NSSRI): Engaging Industry to Lower Sugar in the Food and Beverage Supply

This guest blog was written by Andrea Sharkey, MPH.

The Problem

As many of us take charge of our health, the need for clear nutritional information about the foods we eat becomes more and more important.  That’s why it’s vital that the food and beverage industries communicate openly on labels and lower the amount of added sugars in our food supply. Make no mistake, sugar is everywhere. 

It’s listed on labels as names we might not recognize like dextrose, barley malt, or rice syrup. It's also hidden in products we might not expect like barbeque sauce, yogurt, and granola. A food supply lower in added sugar, will make it easier for all of us to make healthy choices.

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New Sodium Recommendations Help You Take Back Control of Salt in Your Food. Here are Four Simple Steps.

New Sodium Recommendations Help You Take Back Control of Salt in Your Food. Here are Four Simple Steps.

New sodium recommendations have come out of the National Academies. The good news?  The recommendations tell us what the American Heart Association has been saying, too: eat less sodium! The not-so-great news? More than 70 percent of the sodium we eat in America comes from processed, prepackaged, and restaurant foods. Today, let’s talk about four simple steps that will help you take back control of the salt in your food.

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