Kids & Family

Turn Your Next Vacation into an Athletic Event!

Looking for a way to get more fitness AND adventure in you life?  Consider an athletic getaway!
 
If you’ve ever dreamt of completing a marathon and going on an African Safari, you can do both!
 
(Photo:  Tina in Kenya)
 

Study - The Best and Worst Sunscreens - How Does Yours Rate?

Given that we are Outdoor Enthusiasts, I thought you might find this Website by the Environmental Working Group (a non-profit consumer advocacy group), interesting.
 
I found out that of the sunscreens that I've been using, one should "be avoided" due to health concerns (Neutrogena SPF 55); and the other made it to the "Hall of Shame" b/c it doesn't block the UVA rays that can cause skin cancer (Banana Boat Baby -- I thought b/c it was for babies, it would be gentle!).  

Playground Workout - Take Your Kids and Workout

When it comes to parks and playgrounds, kids shouldn’t have all the fun—these areas are ideal locations to get a little Outdoor Fitness in. 
 
What’s great for kids is also great for mom and dad—fresh air, sunshine, grass, combined with a little monkeying around is a great way for parents and kids to burn off some steam and get energized.
 
What’s more, when your kids see you having fun with exercise, they’ll learn through osmosis that exercise is fun, especially outdoors.
 

Stroller Workout: Exercise with Your Baby

Baby in a Stroller:  Small steps lead to BIG changes
 
Unfortunately, studies show that fitness and motherhood do not go hand-in-hand—finding time to exercise is the challenge most new parents face. Studies also show that exercising with a baby stroller is an effective way to get exercise and lose the baby fat.
 
Burn More Calories!
Pushing a stroller burns more 18-20 percent more calories than walking alone. On average, you’ll burn about 100 calories for every mile, and you’ll help reduce carbon dioxide in the environment.

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