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Winter Fitness for Kids

Most kids stay active throughout the summer, as the sun is out and the weather is warm. When the winter months come around, many kids tend to get lazy and are not as active. This ...
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Ignite the Future

Public schools started last week, and classes are now in full swing. Time to focus on improving students’ performance in the classroom. Most people agree that physical activity is essential for healthy growth and development ...
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How to Encourage Your Kids to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

While kids should be eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, all too often getting them to consume healthy foods can be a chore. But it’s important: obesity is the #1 childhood health problem in ...
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4 Fun Ways Kids Can Get Fit

When it comes to kids and fitness, fun is the key. It’s the key to motivate them to move and to get away from the video screens. It’s the key to a healthy lifestyle and healthy ...
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Keep Your Children Active This Summer With Rice Balloons

Summer break is upon us, and we know it is important to you that your children stay active. Kids fitness is the best kind of fitness, because it is all fun and games! Using only two common ...
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Kids’ Fitness: How to Encourage Your Child to Be More Active

Nowadays, many kids spend more time looking at a screen than they do playing actively. Although technology can be a great thing, this decreased activity can really have a negative impact on kids’ fitness and can contribute ...
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Kids Fitness: How Busy Parents Can Find Family Time

Family time and kids fitness are two major concerns for modern parents. A new study confirms that Americans are spending barely eight hours a week with their children. A health club membership may be just ...
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Kids Fitness: How to Keep Kids Physically Active

 As many parents out there know, obesity is a very real physical ailment that many cope with on a daily basis. Obesity is not only capable of decreasing people’s self-esteem, but obesity can also cause ...
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Kids’ Fitness: Great Ways for the Kids to Have Fun in the Water

Great times await you and other families that sign up for a Merritt Athletic Clubs’ membership this year. That’s a given. What you might not be so sure about is how to make the most ...
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Kids Fitness: Study Encourages Exercise Instead of Dieting for Girls

If you are concerned about kids fitness, you may want to take a closer look at a recent study that suggests a link between dieting at an early age and later health issues for girls. ...
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Study Says Pizza is a Major Obstacle to Kids Fitness

A new study on kids fitness found that almost one in four teens eat pizza on an average day adding an extra 230 calories, 5 grams of saturated fat and 484 mg of sodium to ...
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Kids Need Fitness Too: Merritt Clubs Provides Some Helpful Tips

Create a family tradition, and encourage your kids to exercise!  The American Heart Association recommends all children ages two and older should participate in at least 30 minutes of enjoyable, moderate-intensity physical activities every day.
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