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Fitness Technology

Fitness Apps That Make Being Healthy Sound Like a Semi-Good Idea

December 21, 2016
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Fitness apps have been my personal life saver! I would consider myself a pretty lazy person when it comes to making an effort to work out. It always just seems like such a chore, or I’ll try to make myself busy or make excuses so that I don’t have to deal with getting on the floor and doing a few sit-ups. There are a few new fitness apps that I was introduced to lately that really make working out seem…

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Nutrition

Family Lesson: How to Train the Kids to Love Health

October 15, 2015
healthy family

You have finally found the perfect work life balance and have minted a new perspective on a healthy lifestyle, all the way down to the food you eat. However, you can’t seem to get the whole family on board… what do you do?! Despite being able to control the health factor in relation to in home meals, controlling external food environments is out of your hands. Therefore, you must rely on the idea that your teachings have transferred to the…

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Fitness

Moms Getting Fit on a Tight Schedule

January 12, 2015
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We all wonder why there is never enough when it comes to health and fitness. For parents, especially moms, it is even harder because they have to fit so many tasks in their daily agendas. These tasks not only revolve around themselves, but rather around an entire family making time even shorter. Managing time and prioritizing is the key to success. How important is it for you to stay healthy and to influence your kids to be healthy as well?…

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Fitness

Get Kids Fit, 5 Ways to Set the Example not to Quit!

October 13, 2014
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Parenting is the toughest yet most rewarding job you will ever have in your life. With the copious amounts of responsibility to work and raise your kids, you may find it difficult on top of day-to-day tasks add in exercise. Knowing it must be done is half the battle. Luckily, MECKids can help with the other half. Here are 5 great tips on how to get your kids involved with exercise! 1. Be the example! Show them it’s fun. If…

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Nutrition

Healthy Summer Foods

August 1, 2014
summer fruits

We love all kinds of fruit! Some of our favorite fruits are Sunkist oranges, mangoes, watermelon, peaches, and a variety of melons. Fruit is such an amazing food because there are so many delicious kinds, it’s healthy, and it gives you energy! Vegetables are also another very healthy food source but many don’t think they are the best tasting things around although they are highly beneficial. Also, there are ways you can prepare and cook vegetables to make them taste good; some vegetables…

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Nutrition Physical Education Sports

Powerade VS. Gatorade, How To Hydrate Your Body

August 1, 2014
sports drinks

Powerade VS. Gatorade Water is one of the best things for you and we need it to survive because it keeps you hydrated. There are also other drinks that help you hydrate your body by giving you electrolytes and nutrients lost in sweat like Gatorade and Powerade. The question is which one is better for you.  Many  who participate in sports will drink both during games, at practice, or at a camp. The best thing about both of them is that they…

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MECKids Spring Into March With 30 Day Fitness Challenge!

March 10, 2014

Calling all fit kids and families! March is here and what better way to jump-start Spring than with a new fitness program that will keep you healthy, happy and moving this year! We’re kick-starting the month with an exciting 30-Day Fitness Challenge that will keep you MOVING with great fun and fitness! Studies have shown it takes 30 days to form a new habit, and our fitness program is designed to help shape healthy habits that will form a healthy,…

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Nutrition

What People Think About Childhood Obesity In America

October 10, 2013

Even though childhood obesity is an epidemic, many people aren’t aware of it.  I found a couple of people today that were willing to let me interview them on the topic at hand and they gave me some really great feedback.  A librarian, when asked about her feelings on the childhood obesity epidemic said, “I think it is sad that the world has come to this, and it is all because of lack of parental involvement.  They just let their…

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Student Section

MECKids at the GetKidsMovin Event

August 1, 2013

Lets Get MOVIN!!! By MECKids Blog Ambassador, Student Ambassador Whitney Wasso Three words to describe MECKids at the GetKidsMovin event.  Exciting, engaging and energetic. MECkids had a blast!!! On Saturday, July 20, another GetKidsMovin event took place at the Stonebridge Potomac Town Center. The event was from 1pm to 5pm.  The event started off with two fitness trainers who got the kids warmed up and ready to exercise. Throughout the event, there were ticket raffles after every hour and a participants had the opportunity to win a…

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MECKids at the Biggest Loser Run/Walk

August 1, 2013

The Biggest Loser  Run/Walk   The Biggest Loser is a hit television show started in 2004.  The show features obese people competing to win a cash prize by losing the highest percentage of weight in comparison to their initial weight.  On Sunday July 14th; Dan and Jackie Evans, mother and son duo from season five of The Biggest Loser hosted the 5, 10, 15k run walk event at Stadium Armory in Washington D.C.  There was also a 1 mile race…

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