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10 Tips for Getting a Workout at the Playground – for Children and Adults


One of the easiest ways to become more active, is to incorporate physical activity into the things you do already, such as visiting a playground.
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10 Tips for Encouraging Your Kids to Go Outside Part of the 10 Tips Series, where we bring the experts to you!

Get outside!

For this installment of the 10 Tips Series, we interviewed Pamela Ellgen, a Certified Personal Trainer in Phoenix, Arizona. Pamela trains kids as young as seven and enjoys motivating them and their parents toward a healthy and active lifestyle in the gym and outdoors.
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Ten Steps to a Simple, Square Foot Garden

Space and time limitations prevent most families from planting the massive gardens many of us remember from childhood. Keep in mind, a garden yielding a significant amount of produce can be planted in a space as small as a cubic foot planter. For this project, we’ll select a 4×4 foot patch in the yard.
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It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Kids Into Gardening: Build Summer Memories that Will Last A Lifetime

Gardening is for everyone!

There’s no doubting it, gardening provides a great opportunity for children to learn a much about self-sufficiency, math, science, and a host of other life lessons. There is magic and a sense of wonder in watching a seed’s journey from start to finish, and now is your opportunity to experience this with your child.

Every person experiences his or her own joy of gardening in a unique fashion. While some may revel in the feeling of becoming lost in their massive gardens, while others may find enjoyment in a small container garden on their back porch. Whatever the scope of your project might be, introducing your children to gardening can provide positive memories that will last a lifetime.
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Charity Work for Young People

Every country and religion in the world expresses the importance of giving unto others with a generous heart. Many people limit their charity work to simply writing a check, which is important too. However, time and effort are equally important and can make the difference in someone’s outlook on life. Young people in particular seem to be stepping up to the plate more than ever before, offering their services through school, church, missions, and family programs. There are volunteer jobs available for young people all over the globe and even in most cities.
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Talking With Kids: How You Can Reach Them

Teens don’t process information the same way adults do. Communicating with teens can turn into an ongoing struggle. Why? One reason is that teens are reluctant to share their innermost thoughts with adults. However, they will have “tell all” sessions with friends.
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9 Tips for Surviving Highschool

When you are first starting high school, getting used to all the changes from previous schools can be daunting.  Fortunately, keeping in mind a few simple things can alleviate most of the stress that comes with attending high school.  I wrote this article less than a year after I graduated high school to pass on some of the most important lessons I learned during my schooling experience.
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Teaching and Reaching Christian Youth in Today’s Generation

With each new generation, youth workers need resources designed to assist them with reaching Christian youth. Thanks to Christian magazines created for church leaders, youth ministry programs can be a successful unit of the church’s outreach endeavors. From ideas on how to grow as a youth minister to successful business and fundraising options, youth ministry tips are available for all Christian leaders.
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Diet and Exercize for Healthy Teens

Teenagers these days are exposed to a constant bombardment of messages. They are told what to eat, where to party, what music to listen to and what games to play. The media is all around them. It is constantly influencing their lives.
We cannot imagine living the way they do. They are constantly hooked in to music, news, games or television. They are exposed to many concepts we were not at their age. It’s is not surprising they are confused about values and the way they should live.
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How To Create The Next Money Smart Generation

Teaching young people about money is a privilege as well as a responsibility for all parents and adults, especially in recession. We cannot expect from Schools to teach children our own values and beliefs regarding the management of money. Almost every parents are in the perfect position to educate their children in responsible spending. If you can accelerate your child’s understanding around money, we can create the next money smart generation.
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