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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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Top 5 Affordable Active Wear Shopping Spots

February 11, 2016
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  There is no getting around it, fashion-forward fitness is a style movement that is going strong in the 20-teens and isn’t likely to go anywhere, anytime soon. Before you get with the program, we can help ease the transition. Instead of painstakingly searching for hours on end for the most affordable places to unleash your fresh active wear obsession, we did all the grunt work for you.  Our list is ordered by price point, lowest to highest; all are…

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5 Fashionable Running Shoes You Might Not know About

December 22, 2015
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Lets face it: When you have a hectic schedule it′s easier to opt for a more supportive shoe instead of running shoes, even if you’re less practical pumps are calling your name. The transition of active wear into our everyday wardrobes over the last few years has made it a little easier to make better decisions for our feet.  Out of all the shoe styles that have become trendy in the last few years, running shoes are our favorite and…

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Stylish Wearable Technology That Won’t Break your Bank

December 8, 2015
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The hi-tech future is ever-present in 2015, and fashion refuses to be left in the dust. Wearable technology is the new(ish) craze emptying our pockets, and now high fashion wants to throw its 2 cents in (we wish it was 2 cents!). Wearable technology, upon its conception, was geared towards techies, the aesthetics taking a back seat with simple designs and solid colors for the most part. Just the simple fact that you can wear a watch that does [way]…

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Fitness Forward Fashion: Top 5 Affordable Active Wear Options

November 21, 2015
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Fashion has had many love affairs over the years: Some trysts are more long-term; other trends are thrown away like yesterday’s Snapchats. Fashion is uniquely fickle and faithful and gets a laminated get-out-of-jail-free card, forgiven for any of its flighty discrepancies. Despite the flightiness of some of fashion’s affections, fitness and fashion have been flirting since the 1930’s and 40’s, when American designers started to create functional, more breathable garments for travelling and playing sports. Let’s fast-forward to the 80’s,…

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One Woman’s Struggle with Weight Loss & Her Success

August 14, 2015
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If you’ve ever struggled to exercise or lose weight and given up over and over again you’re not alone. Many people struggle with low self esteem and a belief that weight loss is too hard. Tanya thought the same thing. Then her sister challenged her to get her body back and a special sister’s only trip to the Steve Harvey Awards in Atlanta if she lost 50 pounds. Tanya’s determination kicked in and she’s lost 67 POUNDS and is still…

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What’s The Best Way To Refresh Post-workout? Coconut Water or Sports Drinks?

July 30, 2015
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What’s the Best Way To Refresh Post-Workout- Coconut Water vs. Gatorade vs. Powerade? This is a guest post by Shannon White, the choreographer of the MECKids Dream Team. The “New” Kid in Town                                    Before you divorce your favorite sports drink for nature’s alternative, ask yourself if you’ve tried to work it out. Let’s take a moment to make sure this is the right decision. Rehydration after a strenuous activity (like playing with your kids) is essential to ensure that your…

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MomNMe Fit Virtual 30 Day Fitness Challenge

February 9, 2015
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The momNmeFit challenge is a virtual 30-day Fitness Challenge designed to provide mothers with a structured program that will help encourage, educate and empower them to a healthier lifestyle in 2015. However, unlike other fitness challenges, the momNmeFit challenge is a trailblazing program focusing on teaming mothers up with their kids so that they can participate in this journey of health and fitness as a family. This 30-day adventure forges the proper habits needed for healthy living. Mothers and kids…

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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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5 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

November 13, 2014
5 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Kids, work, travel. All reasons we use to avoid exercise. Not anymore! The best part of fitness is that it’s versatile. You can sit in a chair and workout, you can stand and workout. No matter where you are in your day, you can fit in exercise and show your kids, no matter what the day brings, it can be done! MECKids has 5 exercises you and your kids can do ANYWHERE and together! Wall Sits: Place yourself against a…

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5 Tips to Help You and Your Child De-Stress!

October 28, 2014
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Stress is common for adults but did you know, kids can get stressed as well? It’s true, and though reasons adults stress may differ from that of children, it can still wear on them. Their mental well-being is just as important as their physical well-being. Here are 5 amazing tips to help your child de-stress: Breathing exercises: Have them take 3, deep, 5 second breaths-in and out. This circulates the blood in our bodies and sends oxygen to the brain…

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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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