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Staying healthy during social distancing should be a top priority for CPCMG families. This includes making the effort to incorporate physical activity into your child’s daily routine. Regular exercise helps your immune system function optimally and helps your body release endorphins. Endorphins help us feel better and can relieve stress.

Some ideas for quick and easy workouts at home are:

  • Jumping jacks
  • Jump rope
  • Power walking or a family run
  • Bike riding (don’t forget your helmet)

For older children, online training with yoga or core strength videos are free and easy to access from their phones. You can also find online circuit training sessions that include squats, push-ups, planks, and sit-ups.

It may be hard to get your kids motivated at first, but try making exercise fun. A friendly family competition may get them on board! Try a game of capture the flag or see who can do the most jumping jacks. Even household chores can get them moving.

 

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MAKE EXERCISE A HEALTHY HABIT

Staying healthy during social distancing should be a top priority for CPCMG families. This includes making the effort to incorporate physical activity into your child’s daily routine. Regular exercise helps your immune system function optimally and helps your body release endorphins. Endorphins help us feel better and can relieve stress. Some ideas for quick and […]

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FINDING BALANCE: Kids and Screen Time
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Thanks to the coronavirus, all of us have had a dramatic change in lifestyle. Not only are many parents working from home, but schools are closed, extracurricular activities are suspended and daycare may not be an option. This creates a long day for everyone and could result in a lot more screen time, but that’s […]

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Does your child know what to do in case of emergency? Here are five things to teach your children about when and how to call 9-1-1. Explain what 9-1-1 is. Your child should know that 9-1-1 is the phone number to call when they need help or if they see someone who needs help right […]

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LET’S GET PHYSICAL!
KIDS OF ALL AGES NEED TO GET MOVING

There are so many good reasons for children of all ages to get moving. Physical activity can help promote important movement skills, coordination, balance, and strength. In addition, active children will experience improved concentration and school performance, mental health, bone density, and more. Unfortunately, a 2020 report on physical activity from the American Academy of […]

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GOT GRATITUDE? HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO BE THANKFUL

Being grateful is a skill and conscious choice – it’s about feeling thankful for what we have (without wanting more) and appreciating the small moments that makes us smile. Gratitude can help adults and children live happy, satisfying lives while finding increased self-esteem, hope, empathy and optimism. Children learn by watching your behaviors and attitudes, […]

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SIX REASONS WHY YOUR TEEN NEEDS AN ANNUAL WELLNESS EXAM

The annual wellness exam is an important part of your child’s life, even when they enter their teen years. Not only do regular check-ups allow us to monitor your child’s physical and emotional development which will change drastically during puberty, but we have the chance to get to know your teen and his or her […]

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