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Catherine Holecko

Family Fitness December 2011 Archive

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12 for '12: Safety Resolutions

Saturday December 31, 2011
Being active is great for your family's health, but it does expose you to some risk of injury. Be sure to follow these health and safety resolutions this year, if ... Read More

12 for '12: Sports Resolutions

Friday December 30, 2011
If you are a sporty family or want to be, how about powering up the new year with one of these sports-related resolutions? Kids will be responsible for their own sports ... Read More

12 for '12: Lifestyle Resolutions

Thursday December 29, 2011
We started with nutrition resolutions, so now we'll look at some other resolution-worthy lifestyle changes. Would one of these be right for your family? We will limit screen time: no ... Read More

12 for '12: Drink Resolutions

Wednesday December 28, 2011
Yesterday's focus was on food, so today we'll look at drinks. Sweetened beverages can sneak up on you with lots of added calories (and pounds). Cutting back is a good ... Read More

12 for '12: Food Resolutions

Tuesday December 27, 2011
Ready for New Year's resolutions? From now through New Year's Day, I'll spotlight 12 potential resolutions for you and your family. Pick the one(s) that resonate for you, and adapt ... Read More

The power of play

Monday December 26, 2011
Many of us are lucky enough, today, to be surrounded by new toys and enjoying some time off work and school. So it seems fitting that the nation's pediatricians are ... Read More

Merry almost-Christmas

Friday December 23, 2011
School's out or will be today and the holiday break is here. If you'll be hosting friends and family for holiday parties or vacation-week get-togethers, try these tips to ... Read More

Active family travel

Wednesday December 21, 2011
Hanging up a 2012 family calendar and filling in birthdays, holidays, and no-school days (yes, I still do this the old-fashioned, analog way) got me thinking about spring break. As ... Read More

Teens and vegetables

Monday December 19, 2011
Do you know how much fruit and vegetables your teen should eat every day? For girls, 4 cups (1.5 fruit, 2.5 veg), and for boys, 5 cups (2 fruit, 3 ... Read More

School salad bar

Thursday December 15, 2011
I've been eyeing the new salad bar at my kids' school all year; I even mentioned it here on the blog way back in August, when I first spotted it. ... Read More

Cut youth sports costs

Monday December 12, 2011
My daughter passed her first figure skating test on Friday, which was exciting for all of us but also a reminder: In this sport as in every other, costs tend ... Read More

Winter fun and games

Friday December 9, 2011
Where I live the winter lasts a loooong time. But I try not to dread it or complain about it (much) because there really are lots of fun things to ... Read More

Getting physical at school

Wednesday December 7, 2011
Just last week, the principal at my children's school sent home a reminder about recess during the winter: The kids will continue to play outside every day, unless the wind ... Read More

Ease into 5K with an app

Monday December 5, 2011
Some time ago I reviewed a Couch to 5K run training app. Although I completed the whole program--going from not running at all, to being able to run for at ... Read More

Seasonal sanity savers

Friday December 2, 2011
We're expecting snow this weekend and planning to buy a tree too, so it feels like the holidays are really upon us. These resources can help you stay healthy while ... Read More

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