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Winter is here! If you're snowed in and not sure how to keep the little ones occupied, look no further! Here are five snow day activities for preschoolers:

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As the temperatures begin to drop and snow begins to fall many people begin to stop swimming or wait until warmer weather to start back into a swim lesson routine. Did you know the winter months are the BEST time to learn to swim and make sure...

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"Should I start a low-carb diet or low-fat diet?"This is a question I get asked a lot, from people seeking to become healthier and trying to lose weight. To be honest, it's a difficult question to answer because both are beneficial depending on...

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Peanut butter without jelly?Macaroni without cheese?Batman without Robin?Cardio without resistance/weight training?  You get it.  One isn’t as good without the other.  We all know cardio strengthens the heart and lungs, assists in weight loss,...

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There is no better way to support youth development than to have some fun learning through play! This year will be another big year for STEM Toys and we have the latest gift giving ideas to fill your stockings and brains with fun! As we begin the...

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Volunteering comes with many rewards and has many benefits to one's health.We thought we'd share a blog from the National Council for Aging Care on ways to volunteer as an elderly person, and why you should!  

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The holidays are fast approaching. What a perfect time to come up with a solid plan to navigate the season to “maintain, don’t gain!”  The average adult gains between 5-7 pounds in between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Here are a few ideas that you...

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Working out and training is vital to overall health and if you are trying to reach a certain goal. Whether it is losing weight, building muscle, or training for a 5k or iron man, all of these goals and events require training. However, there is...

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It’s common knowledge that healthy eating benefits your overall health. Maintaining or losing weight through diet; getting enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains; and avoiding unhealthy fats and sugary foods are examples of how food can...

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Many children who struggle with reading are also not big fans of reading. One way to help your child improve their reading skills is to help them to figure out WHAT he/she likes to read and WHY she/he might want to read. Here are some ideas that...

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