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6 Important Ways to Promote Life Long Health and Fitness character diet exercise goals health parenting May 02, 2010

I can remember my mom saying she just wanted to live long enough to see all of her three children reach adulthood. But while I was in college something came along to change that game plan. It was Seth, the first of her twelve grandchildren. She did live to see all of these children born. A...

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How Exercise Helps Children Learn character exercises values weight loss Apr 04, 2010

Physically fit children have an easier time learning. Research shows that they concentrate better, identify visual stimuli faster, and can apply more of their cognitive resources to a task for a longer period of time than sedentary children can. They pay more attention after a period of exercise....

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What an Olympic Champion Teaches Us about Persistence and Priorities family fitness inspiration parenting virtue Feb 23, 2010

I was struck listening to what Bodie Miller had to say just after winning his first gold medal. Rather than talking about the thrill of victory , he was talking about how difficult it was to get up the focus, desire, and motivation to take the risks necessary for his event. He said it was very...

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Family Fitness During the Olympics exercise family family life fitness inspiration sports Feb 12, 2010

Here's an idea from my family to yours. This is an excerpt from the book, Exercising Values. Give it a try. My kids are teenage and beyond but they still enjoy participating in this tradition we established when they were young.

When my oldest children were still very small we started a tradition...

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Value your Children by Leading by Example family life parenting sports Feb 08, 2010

I heard a cute story on the radio this week. It was about a mom who called her very young daughter only to hear her respond."what". Her mother realized that she had never taught her daughter a better response so she had a little talk with her and explained that it would be much nicer if she...

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