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3 Thanksgiving Themed Games to Play with Your Family

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 22, 2017

Like most holidays, Thanksgiving is synonymous with gorging on scrumptious food. That can be great for your tastebuds, but not so nice for your physical health and well being. The American Council on Exercise estimates that the average Thanksgiving meal — complete with turkey, gravy, side dishes, and dessert — is around 3,000 calories and […]

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4 Ways to Keep Calm and Carry on this Holiday Season

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 2, 2017

Halloween has come and gone and those pumpkins are being replaced with copious amounts of cornucopia. As it begins to cool down outside, it can feel like the Turkey Trot will never end. While this season is busy, it is also one of the most enjoyable times of the year. Don’t forget to take a […]

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5 Ways to Get your Family’s Pumpkin Spice On this Month!

by Together Counts PartnerOctober 5, 2017

Fall is finally here! There is a crispness in the air and the scent of pumpkin bread and apple cider are probably filling your home.  Fall is also the perfect time for family outings in your community or getting active outside in your own backyard.Fall is finally here! There is a crispness in the air […]

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And just like that…back to school!

by Together Counts PartnerSeptember 19, 2017

Dust off those backpacks because it’s already September, which means the kids are heading back to the classroom. It’s a pretty busy time so don’t let the hustle and bustle of back to school derail your family’s healthy habits. Check out these tips to keep building healthy habits as a family this fall. Plan ahead […]

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Staying Fit & Healthy: Special Olympics Inspiring Champions at Home

by Together Counts PartnerJune 13, 2017

As partners of the Together Counts program supporting healthy active lifestyles, we at Special Olympics know that athletes compete at their best when they are fit and healthy. Therefore, we encourage our athletes to focus on health and fitness on and off the playing field. The simple suggestions below help families of athletes stay healthy together […]

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Exercising With A Busy Schedule

by Together Counts PartnerMay 25, 2017

Question: I understand that exercise is really important, but no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to fit a full workout into my busy schedule. What are some things I can do to stay in shape without going to the gym? Answer: It’s great that you recognize how important physical activity is, and you […]

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8 Things You Should Know When Preparing for Your First 5K

by Together Counts PartnerApril 27, 2017

Running your first 5K can be an intimidating goal for girls and adults alike. Each year, thousands of Girls on the Run participants cross the finish line of their first 5K event. Along with the girls who are completing their first 5K, many of the running buddies who are with them are also accomplishing their […]

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Five Tips for Training for Your First 5K

by Together Counts PartnerApril 13, 2017

Did you know that over 7.5 million people complete 5K events each year? A 5K event consists of walking, jogging or running 3.1 miles and, as a partner of the Together Counts program for healthy, active living, we believe it is the perfect way for new runners to dip their toes into training for an […]

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Wintertime Activities: Go Ice Skating

by Together Counts PartnerJanuary 19, 2017

I admit it, I am not in love with winter. I catch a chill in November that does not leave until the middle of May. Despite this, I do try to make the best of the cold weather by lacing up our family’s skates and stepping out on the ice. As a partner of the […]

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Five Reasons to Participate in a Girls on the Run 5K

by Together Counts PartnerNovember 3, 2016

Music, face painting, excited kids – No, it’s not a carnival, it’s a Girls on the Run 5K event! Each season, Girls on the Run teams across the country participate in celebratory end-of-season 5K events to challenge themselves and acknowledge the hard work that they put in over their ten-week season. Together Counts, a national […]

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