1. Outdoor Games for Kids

    Dad & Son Playing Hide-and-SeekTeaching children that exercise can be fun.

    Get your children to put away the X-Box controller, leave the cell phone behind, and spend more time on healthy outdoor activity. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive swing sets and jungle gyms. With a little creativity, there are plenty of outdoor games that your child can play and – best of all – won’t cost you a penny.

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  2. Working Parents: Don’t wait to find time for workouts – make time.

    Dad Biking to WorkWorking Parents: Don’t wait to find time for workouts – make time.

    Between getting the kids ready for school and yourself ready for work, and putting in 40 hours per week, and getting involved in all of your kids’ extracurricular activities, it can be difficult to find time to catch your breath, let alone work out. Getting regular exercise is key to good health, a good mood and a longer life, according to the Mayo Clinic. Working out offers a range of benefits, from weight loss and increased energy to a lowered risk of certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and cancer.

    Here are some workout tips to help include that all-important fitness into your schedule:

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  3. Tips for Staying Heart-Healthy Beyond Valentine’s Day

    Woman ExercisingWith Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, people everywhere are thinking about the things that are most important to their hearts. Although love and affection may fulfill emotional needs, your heart’s other needs must be attended to as well. Here are some tips for keeping your heart healthy and fit – not just for Valentine’s Day, but for years to come.

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  4. Five Easy Ways to Add Exercise To Your Day

    Family Playing in SnowNot everyone has time to go to the gym. Let’s face it, not everyone wants to. If you seem to have about a million things to do each day and can’t find the time, money, or motivation to join a local gym to get your exercise, there’s good news. You can add exercise to your day without spending a penny, stepping foot into a gym, or even stepping into your sweats. Here are five simple how-to tips:

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  5. Exercise and Fitness: Surprising Health Benefits of Exercise

    Group Exercise ClassMost fitness professionals will encourage adults and children to spend at least a half hour daily engaging in vigorous exercise to improve or maintain health. Active people, after all, feel better, live healthier lives and enjoy the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight. However, you may be surprised to learn about some health benefits of exercise that may be less obvious but are still highly important to our overall well-being.

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