Create A Smoothie, Create An Active Lifestyle

Warm Up For Exercise // Chocolate Smoothie

An injury can be a frustrating part of your journey to be more physically fit. The best way to prevent injury is to properly warm up. Warming up introduces your body to the stress caused by exercise. The warm up is just as important as the workout itself. Acefitness.org, shares a great analogy, "It's preparation… Continue reading Warm Up For Exercise // Chocolate Smoothie

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Your Choice, Your Move // Healthy Choices Create Better Health

Every day we make choices that can help us feel better and healthier. Being physically active has shown to help people feel better, sleep better, think better, and cope better. Many of us feel like we are juggling so many responsibilities that it is hard to fit in time for self-care and being active. Healthy… Continue reading Your Choice, Your Move // Healthy Choices Create Better Health

Create A Snack, Create An Active Lifestyle

Mini Workouts Count! // Apple Cinnamon Cereal Bars

Increasing physical activity and exercise top the list of New Year’s resolutions. By now, many of us are losing some of our motivation to continue what we started in January. Getting back on track with good habits may seem impossible. Don’t “sweat it!” We’ve got you covered with some 10-minute mini workout ideas. According to… Continue reading Mini Workouts Count! // Apple Cinnamon Cereal Bars

Create An Active Lifestyle, Create An Active Winter, Create Healthy Holidays

Christmas Movie Workout Game // Christmas Popcorn Mix

Is fitness on your mind this time of year? December is a busy month! There are often school projects wrapping up, after school activities with extra performances or events, end of year projects at work, not to mention all the prep work for the holidays. It is easy to tell yourself, I'll exercise in January, but… Continue reading Christmas Movie Workout Game // Christmas Popcorn Mix

Create A Skillet Meal, Create An Active Lifestyle

Make Physical Activity A Routine // BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

This year has brought its fair share of challenges for many families. The added uncertainty and unrest from a global pandemic may have shifted priorities as we've all learned to adapt. We all know that physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle. Have the challenges of the year put a road block between you… Continue reading Make Physical Activity A Routine // BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

Create A Pizza, Create An Active Lifestyle

Fitness – A Family Affair! // Pizza Waffles

Has the pandemic brought a change in your lifestyle? Have you found yourself more sedentary and moving less? Perhaps you've lost your jogging buddy due to social distancing, or your aerobics class at the rec center has been canceled. Having kids at home more often also presents a challenge when it comes to finding time… Continue reading Fitness – A Family Affair! // Pizza Waffles

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create An Active Lifestyle

Got Ten Minutes? Get Your Exercise In! // Mint Berry Popsicles

For most people, time is the number one reason for not getting enough physical activity. With a busy schedule full of work, family, and household responsibilities, it can be tough to etch out the time for exercise. Acefitness.org tells us that people often assume to reap the benefits of exercise, they must complete strenuous activity… Continue reading Got Ten Minutes? Get Your Exercise In! // Mint Berry Popsicles

Create A Snack, Create An Active Lifestyle

Create Fitness at Home // Cinnamon Roll Energy Bites

Have you ever watched a child, moving here and there, dancing to and fro, and wondered where they get all their energy? When you are young, your body naturally wants to move more. Heath.gov shares a great fact sheet to encourage kids to move 60 minutes a day. You can check it out by clicking… Continue reading Create Fitness at Home // Cinnamon Roll Energy Bites

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Exercise – Chore or Choice? // Homemade Chicken Tenders & At Home Workouts

We all know that we need exercise to be healthy. Do you enjoy exercise, or do you consider it a chore? Acefitness.org tells us that long-term success with health and fitness is possible only when we change how we think about health behaviors. If you think of exercise as a chore or an obligation, you… Continue reading Exercise – Chore or Choice? // Homemade Chicken Tenders & At Home Workouts

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Progress, Not Perfection // Jicama Orange Salsa

Imagine you are running a race. It is your first 5k. You have prepared and trained, but at times during the race, running is still a struggle. You try to focus on the finish line to get you through, but you are still fighting to hang on. Have you ever stopped to think that the… Continue reading Progress, Not Perfection // Jicama Orange Salsa

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Finding Joy in Exercise // Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes

The holidays have come to an end. It is time for new beginnings. How will you create better health in the new year? Let the joy of the holiday season follow you on your journey to create better health. You can get started now, by creating and active winter. An article written by Shannon Fable… Continue reading Finding Joy in Exercise // Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create An Active Lifestyle

Keep Your Cool // Green Fruit Salad

'Tis the season to get up and go! With warm weather and plenty of opportunities for activity, summer is a great time to focus on a fitness routine. As the temperature rises during summer months, it is important to be aware of the signs of dehydration, heat illness, and heat exhaustion. Heart.org shares the signs of… Continue reading Keep Your Cool // Green Fruit Salad

Create A Quick Bread, Create An Active Lifestyle

Physical Activity or Exercise? // Honey Wheat Muffins

Do you  know the difference between physical activity and exercise? Both of those terms are thrown around when it comes to health and wellness, but they are not the same thing. To put it simply, physical activity is using your body to move around. Examples of physical activity are walking, gardening, cleaning, etc. MyPlate.gov recommends that… Continue reading Physical Activity or Exercise? // Honey Wheat Muffins

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Tell Yourself You Can! // Fruit and Cracker Pizza

Sometimes the hardest part of exercise is finding motivation, or staying motivated. Live Well Utah teaches us that there are two basic types of motivation: extrinsic and intrinsic. Here's what they have to say about each type: Extrinsic motivation refers to behavior that is driven by external rewards such as money, fame, grades and praise.… Continue reading Tell Yourself You Can! // Fruit and Cracker Pizza

Create An Active Lifestyle, Create An Active Winter, Create Breakfast

Create An Active Winter // Banana Bread Waffles

It can be challenging to be active during the winter months. Many people like to stay indoors. It may be cold and snowy, there is less sunlight, and it gets dark early. It can require a bit of creativity to maintain an active lifestyle. If you aren't used to physical activity or haven't been active… Continue reading Create An Active Winter // Banana Bread Waffles

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create An Active Lifestyle

Be An Active Family // Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Bites

Regular physical activity is important for long term health. It is important at all ages and for all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Busy schedules and family responsibilities can make it difficult to find the time. Regular physical activity increases your chances of living longer, helps you sleep better at night, boosts mood and decreases your… Continue reading Be An Active Family // Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Bites

Create An Active Lifestyle, Create Breakfast

Learn To Bend So You Don’t Break! // French Toast Waffle Sticks

Though thousands of years old, yoga has become more popular during recent years. It is a form of exercise that is great for both the mind and body. In a fast-paced world, yoga provides a way to relieve stress and strengthen the body at the same time. Some may think that you have to be… Continue reading Learn To Bend So You Don’t Break! // French Toast Waffle Sticks

Create A Snack, Create An Active Lifestyle

Two Birds With One Stone // Cinnamon Roll Energy Bites

Kids are like sponges. They soak up our words and our actions. Modeling positive behaviors can set them on a path to take care of their bodies as they mature into adulthood. MyPlate offers ten tips for becoming physically active as a family. Check them out below. The way I see it, it's two birds… Continue reading Two Birds With One Stone // Cinnamon Roll Energy Bites