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4 Tips For Healthy Eating On The Go

October 5, 2015
Healthy Eating On The Go

“Get to your destination and your health goals at the same time”
 In this busy world we are always faced with figuring out what to prioritize. Is it going to be our mile long “to do list”, answering emails, or focusing on that health goal? On any given day we are faced with health impacting dilemmas such as “ do I go to this yoga class or attend a networking event for my career” or “I am going to just…

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Nutrition

Spaghetti for breakfast?! DO we dare?! WE DO!

July 29, 2014

Waking up to a bowl of WHOLE GRAIN pasta for breakfast may be a deviation from usual your bowl of cereal, but it turns out that you can eat this Italian staple for your morning meal. Just make sure it’s whole grain. Typically, pasta is not associated with breakfast, but why not? Pasta is filled with tons of carbohydrates which convert to energy and what better way to start your day. Whole grain pasta is a way better way to…

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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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10 Ways to Boost Your Exercise Motivation

December 2, 2013

  Like me you may want to know how to keep moving when you don’t want to…so here are my 10 favorites for motivation. Be realistic Unfortunately, first-time exercises come up with unrealistic targets that are too ambitious. Gerald Endress, fitness director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center in Durham, N.C. says, “They want to go for maximal goals, but they tend to get overwhelmed.” Instead set more reachable goals that you know you can reach.  Keep Track of…

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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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Nutrition

Do You Want Fries With That?

September 10, 2013

The Happy Meal; specifically targeted for children is a quick and easy meal that puts a smile on every kids face and a hush to the mid-day tummy growls.  The Happy Meal has been sold at McDonalds since 1979 and continues to sell at a whopping one million per day in the United States alone. Happy Meals, depending on the combination of food and drink can be about 400-600 calories per meal.  “As a result, childhood obesity rates in America…

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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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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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