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Category Archives: Exercise

What to Wear Hiking: Tips for Beginners

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger New England is home to several picturesque states such as Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. Hiking is definitely popular among New Englanders. Whether you choose a classic hike like Mount Monadnock or Mount Washington in New Hampshire, or a larger setting such as Acadia National Park in Maine, [...]

How Youth Sports Can Introduce Kids to Fitness

Posted on August 14th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Getting kids involved in sports from a young age can set them up for a lifetime of self-discipline and healthy attitudes. Youth sports and physical activities demonstrate the importance of exercise and how physical fitness can be fun, while building social skills and friendships all at the same time. As [...]

Fun Outdoor Activities to Battle Summertime Heat: Water Activities in Your Backyard and Community

Posted on July 14th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger My family loves warm weather. After a harsh winter, we can’t get enough of the outdoors. Warm turns to hot before long, though, and the children start complaining. Sometimes, the best way to handle the summer heat is to be ready with a few fun outdoor activities. Let’s Pool Our [...]

Baby Swimming Lessons: Four Questions to Ask

Posted on July 10th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Preparing your child for water safety is important, but don’t get ahead of yourself. You shouldn’t expect your child to master the backstroke after his first few baby swimming lessons. Early childhood swim lessons emphasize water safety and gaining comfort in a pool rather than specifically teaching kids to [...]

‘SUP? How to Stand Up Paddle Board

Posted on June 20th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Paddleboarding may look easy, but it’s a real balancing act (literally) when you first get started. You or your kids may be tempted to try it sometime soon—whether it’s on family vacation, summer camp, or a spontaneous weekend getaway to a local nature spot. When that day comes, there’s [...]