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Get Kids Movin Interview with Green Tea & Tosh Patterson

May 2, 2013

By Whitney Wasso, MECKids Blog Ambassador The Get Kids Movin Tour featured a variety of fun festivities for kids to get moving, including a wonderful  interview with phenomenal fitness experts such as the amazing soul singer, Green Tea and “Healthanista,” Tosh Patterson. Here’s the wisdom and fitness advice they shared with youth and families to keep them moving! Green Tea: In the health industry, I’m a certified group exercise instructor. So I teach step aerobics and I teach strength resistance. I also…

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National's Lose to Miami Marlins

May 2, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador Washington Nationals Wednesday night lineup against the Miami Marlins was the first game with Bryce Harper back from Flu like symptoms. Bryce Harper made himself available to hit late in last nights game in spite of the fact that he was battling flu like symptoms. Bryce Harper is the Washington’s Nationals 20 year old outfielder. His  flu like symptoms kept his fellow outfielder, Denard Span, out of the Nats lineup in the second game…

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The Air Jordan Era

May 2, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador These days you got to have every pair of Jordan’s that releases or you are a nobody. To me I think you can go without the shoe it’s just a hype beast. I love shoes and I buy them a lot but Jordan’s are starting to come out almost every week now. This weekend there is a pair of Jordan’s called the Air Jordan’s 8’s, the eighth  shoe that Michael Jordan released. The Air…

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Sports & Fitness

April 29, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador Sports and other physical activities have innumerable physical health benefits. It can improve cardio respiratory and muscular fitness, bone health, increase life expectancy, and coronary health. Sports can also help prevent different types of cancer and weight gain. Sports can also have positive effects on mental health by reducing depression and improving cognitive function. Sports can give you long term weight loss and help avoid weight gain. Sports increases metabolic rates and can help…

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Washington Capitals Victory Against the Winniepeg Jets

April 29, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador The Washington Capitals‘ last game with the Winniepeg Jets at the Verizon center ended up with a victory for the Capitals. They’re heading to the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Southeast Division Champions. The same team that’s started the season with two wins in its first 13 games and entered play in 14th place, seven points removed from a playoff spot and nine points off the division lead, won its fifth division title in…

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Get Kids Movin Interview: Choose Your Color and Cause with Robbie Hart and C4 Belts

April 24, 2013

By Whitney Wasso, MECKids Blog Ambassador The Get Kids Movin! Event showcased a variety of wonderful vendors that support health and fitness for youth and families across the Washington Metropolitan Area.  C4 Belts, a China based belt company, has introduced a new wave of fashion for people who want to make a fashion statement for a cause. This stylish brand produces colorful belts made of recycled goods that caught my eye, and it will catch yours too! Here’s what co-founder, Robbie Hart, had…

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Get Kids Movin Interview: Anthony Tilghman Speaks About Rebirth Energy Drink

April 22, 2013

by Whitney Wasso, MECKids Blog Ambassador MECKids was onsite at the fun-filled Get Kids Movin Event at the Capital Centre Boulevard on Saturday April 6th 2013, and I had the wonderful opportunity to interview with Anthony Tilghman, founder of Rebirth Energy Drink. Here is what the young entrepreneur had to say about his brand new product and how it contributes to health and fitness. I’m Anthony Tilghman. I’m a photographer, and embedded entrepreneur. My product is called Rebirth Energy Drink. It says the…

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NCAA Tournament: Georgetown vs. Florida Gulf Coast

April 4, 2013

Last Friday, No.2 Georgetown played No.15 Florida Gulf Coast in the NCAA tournament. No.15 Florida Gulf Coast performed a stunning victory with a win against No.2 Georgetown with the score (78-68). Florida Gulf Coast has never won a tournament, so they made history by beating Georgetown. Georgetown Hoyas didn’t take this lightly. Georgetown lost the second game in the NCAA tournament to rank as the #15 team. Georgetown Hoyas’ star player, Otto Porter, the Big East Player of the Year,…

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Impacts of Disaster on Health

April 4, 2013

The nature and extent of climatic changes not only hinders human development and environmental conservation, but also forms a major threat to human health. Globally, approximately 2 billion people were affected by natural or technological disasters in the period of 1990–1999, with almost 600 000 fatalities. More than 86% of people killed by disasters during this period succumbed to natural events. Windstorms claimed the largest proportion of lives (35%) while floods accounted for the largest proportion of people affected (75%).…

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LIVE at 5th Annual DC Tap Festival!

April 2, 2013

The 5th Annual DC Tap Festival held at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts was, I quote, “live and well over luxurious.” Attending this event opened my eyes to something new. As I went backstage where the performers were, they were more than positively energized. When I was watching them practice, something special stood out to me; their vibes. These performers were the definitions of living a healthy lifestyle.  You could clearly tell that the tap dancers were in impeccable shape. They…

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Grammy Award Winning MYA Inspires Youth and Families at 5th Annual DC TapFest!

April 2, 2013

By Tanasha Walls, MECKids Blog Ambassador I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to interview with Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist, Mya, at the 5th Annual DC TapFest held at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Listening to her responses inspired me even more to want to stay in shape, and in good shape at that! Here are some inspirational health and fitness tips that the beautiful Grammy Award winner shared with MECKids, along with wonderful insight into…

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Ever Heard of NCCPUD?

March 28, 2013

Ever heard of NCCPUD? National Capital Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking? If you haven’t, shame on you! Just kidding. Not only am I a MEC Kid ambassador but I am also a NCCPUD advocate. At NCCPUD we endorse healthy lifestyles by not only preventing underage drinking and unhealthy activities such as smoking and drinking, but also by showing them what they could and should be participating in instead. Some activities would include joining organizations such as NCCPUD and MECKids which…

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