Movement and staying active is beneficial for overall health throughout the whole year, but the winter season can pose particular challenges for many in terms of exercising. Unpredictable winter weather and extreme temperatures can make outdoor physical activity difficult for those who prefer outdoor sports or runs, and it can also create travel barriers to… Continue Reading Staying Active in the Winter Months
As the school year comes to an end, families face the transition into summertime. This looks different for all families, but this may include children being home during the day, juggling summer camps, child-care, and a whole different daily routine. In this blog post, we share tips for eating smart on a budget this summer… Continue Reading School’s Out: Preparing for a Healthy, Safe, and Fun Summer
As we welcome the 2023 year, you may be reflecting on the last year and planning goals and behavior changes for the new year. If you are looking for direction or are unsure where to start, this article provides tips, tricks, and helpful worksheets for goal setting. “A goal without a plan is just a… Continue Reading New Year, Healthy You
Breakfast is usually known as “the most important meal of the day.” However, people still make excuses as to why they don’t eat breakfast. This phrase is not just an empty saying. There are several reasons as to why people should commit to eating in the morning. Brain Power Eating a good breakfast allows people… Continue Reading Breaking the Fast: Benefits of Breakfast
The National Parks System began with the establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872. Then, on Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service, and this year marked the 105th anniversary! The National Park Service is responsible for overseeing and protecting 35 national parks and monuments. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt… Continue Reading Happy Birthday to the National Park Service! Plan your trip to Virginia’s National Parks
Exercise can relieve stress, prevent certain diseases, and keep you energized. However, sometimes it can be hard to keep an exercise routine when there are little ones around. Invite your kids to join you in these fun activities that get your heart pumping.
Do your kids want to join in on making meals and snacks? Does the idea of a messy kitchen or failed recipe seem daunting? Whether young or old, here are three tricks that can make it easy to include kids in the cooking process – plus a bonus tip you won’t want to miss!
Walking through the aisles in a grocery store can be confusing, especially when thinking about the difference between buying organically grown food versus buying conventionally grown food. Among all of the different labels thrown on food packages, understanding organic versus non-organic is just another hurdle consumers have to jump over. Whether you are shopping for… Continue Reading Organic vs. Conventionally Grown Produce: What’s the difference?
As summer plows ahead full steam and your little ones are invested in playing outside and soaking up all of the warm weather, it can be difficult to get them to slow down and take a water break – let alone a snack break! Incorporating smoothies into their summer adventures is an excellent way to… Continue Reading Summer is for Smoothies!
Around this time of year, many of us are heading outside for time in the sun. A day out can be exciting, but don’t forget to pack a few simple snacks to keep you hydrated and fueled! Stay Hydrated It is always important to stay hydrated, but having water on hand is especially important in… Continue Reading Packing Healthy Snacks for a Day in the Sun