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How Regular Exercise is Proven to Help Kids Excel in School

This guest post comes to us from food blogger and child development copywriter,Tori Galatro.When we exercise as adults, the cognitive effects are evident. We feel more alert, sustain better focus, and feel less anxious and antsy throughout the day. The same is true for children. But despite increasing evidence that these positive cognitive effects improve the performance of children in school, most schools in the U.S. fail to incorporate even the minimum standard for recommended exercise into their curriculum. Meanwhile, the amount of time children spend exercising daily has continuously diminished over the past 30-40 years, and continues to drop.According to an Active Living Research study, exercise not only increases attention and focus in the short term, but has also been shown to have significant effects in the long term, specifically in the areas of mathematics, reading, and writing, as long as regular exercise is sustained.In a research brief from 2015, Active Living Research...
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Fun, easy and cheap things to do with your children on summer break

Guest Blog Post by Rebecca GreenwayI know that sometimes keeping the kids entertained is hard when they aren't in school. It may be because the weather is rubbish or because you don’t quite have enough money to take them to a different place each day. I certainly don’t anyway! I’ve thought of these easy ways to keep the kids entertained and they’re pretty cheap too so won’t break the bank. If you have any ideas or tips of keeping them entertained then comment below! I love hearing new ideas.1. A nature walk, made fun! A walk on its own can make the kids bored. I know for a fact Rosie hates it. So spice it up! Here are some ideas on what you could do on your walk: Take some paper and some crayons, make tree markings and trace leaves. Put some wellies on and find as many puddles as you can! Go on a big hunt and see what little insects you can find, or you could even just make a little picnic and sit and have some dinner.2. Crafts....
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New Streaming Options Available At Home

ADVENTURE TO FITNESS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW STREAMING OPTIONS ON AMAZON AND ROKU FOR HOME USERS, ENHANCEMENTS TO ITS WEBSITE Avoid the summer slide and keep your kids learning and moving! Families now have more ways to enjoy the company’s healthy and educational adventures at home.NEW YORK, NY – (May 25, 2017) – This week, Adventure to Fitness launched new streaming options for homes with access available via Amazon, Roku, and the company’s website (www.adventuretofitness.com). Website subscribers have increased access to streaming videos, as well as access to new content each month. Viewers can begin a one-week trial for only $1 and receive access to over 1,000 hours of content.Additionally, website subscribers will be able to link their memberships to the Adventure to Fitness channel on Roku, providing another way for the whole family to view adventures on their televisions at home. Lastly, Adventure to Fitness episodes are now available for 1-day...
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May is National Bike Month

The month of May is National Bike Month! National Bike Month is an opportunity for enthusiasts to share their love for biking and help us celebrate the exceptional power of the bicycle and the various benefits to riding – for all ages!During the week of May 15-19 is Bike to Work Week! Now that the weather is getting better, get out and ride with family and friends! Whether you bike for recreation, to work or school; ride to save time or money; get those pedals pumping and in turn increase your health and help the environment.Many health benefits come from cycling and can help to protect you from serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, some cancers, depression, diabetes, obesity and arthritis. Here’s now cycling can help: 1.      Increased cardiovascular fitness2.      Increased muscle strength and flexibility3.      Improved joint mobility4.      Decreased stress...
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New Partnership Announcement: Active Schools Fundraising

        Help Active Kids Do Better.Adventure to Fitness is now an official partner of Active Schools Fundraising - a healthier, more active way to fundraise for your school, club, or after-school program through walks, runs, and other fun physical activity challenges.You keep 100% of any money you raise onsite, such as through registration fees, drawings, or other activities. Your Active Schools Fundraising team keeps 75% of funds raised online, with the remaining 25% benefiting national initiatives that work to increase physical activity opportunities for students. A win-win!There are no additional charges. Plus, they provide special discounts with equipment, sports, and curriculum vendors to help your fundraising dollars go even farther! Any group with a tax ID number can raise funds using their online program. Sign up now!Using Adventure to Fitness as your fundraising tool: Any teacher or...
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Local Dance Studio Sponsors A2F for Harlandale ISD

Adventure to Fitness is proud to announce Sarita’s Dance Studio, Inc. as a sponsor for Harlandale ISD elementary schools in Texas. Their sponsorship will allow all elementary teachers in HISD to receive free full access through the end of the school year through the start of the 2017-2018 school year to the Adventure to Fitness program – an interactive online physical activity and learning program teachers use in their classroom for indoor recess, brain breaks, energizers, to combat childhood obesity, and also to aid teachers with their daily curriculum requirements and support academic achievement. Owner/Director of Sarita’s Dance Studio, Inc., Sarita Zúñiga has been in the dance and fitness field for over 50 years having taught aerobics, dance, and wellness classes throughout San Antonio at places such as Brook AFB, Kelly AFB, Lackland AFB, University of Incarnate Word and more. At Sarita’s Dance Studio, they believe that their success comes as a...
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Where is Mr. Lazy? Contest

 ATTENTION TEACHERS!Have you heard? Mr. Lazy has gone MISSING! HQ has launched a global search, but we still haven’t found him!We need YOUR HELP! Put your class' investigative reporting skills to work! Submit a picture (or video) with your class' best creative guess as to where Mr. Lazy could be! Your participation enters your ENTIRE SCHOOL to win a Year Subscription AND Virtual Visit from Mr. Marc!Here's How to Enter:Submit a photo/video with best #WhereIsLazy guess integrating Mr. Lazy cut-out via link belowBe creative! Think outside the box! Get other classrooms involved!Photo can incorporate students, objects or locations throughout your campusBe sure to print out attached "#Where is Lazy" cutout Amplify entry by also posting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with hashtag #WhereIsLazy5 Grand Prize winners will be selected to receive a Virtual Visit with Mr. Marc & a 12-month SCHOOL...
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Jump into the New Year Healthy & Happy with These 5 Resolutions!

by Patricia Neely - Mother of 3 and Customer Support Manager for Adventure to Fitness While adults are looking to the New Year to begin new habits that most often include losing weight and/or eating healthier, it’s also a good time to start your kids off with healthier habits, too! Here are 5 resolutions to help jump into the New Year healthy and happy: 1.      Enjoy family dinnertime meals at home.  Eating together as a family is more important than ever. With competing distractions and activities outside of the home, it’s been said that sitting down and eating a family meal together helps kids perform better at school, reduces stress, and improves your family relationship. Extend family time further by having the kids get involved by helping you plan and prepare at least one meal a week.2.      Eating healthier. It’s easy to get stuck in a routine eating the same foods every week. But this month, try...
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Conquer Healthy Hydration Resolutions

The new year often brings many goals and resolutions. Goals to get fit, eat healthier foods, avoid sugary drinks, drink more water, etc... Probably one of the simplest resolutions to keep is the latter: Drink more water. As easy as it sounds, it’s very difficult for most of us.Did you know that water is the 2nd most popular beverage in the US after soft drinks? (That’s a scary fact considering soda is a leading health hazard). Here are some other H2O facts that you should know:1.       Roughly 60% of the body is made of water2.       Drinking water helps with weight loss3.       Kidneys need water to clear away waste from the body4.       Water helps with concentration and alertness5.       Sluggish? You’re probably dehydrated and don’t know it. Drink up!So, we know we need to drink more water, but how? My...
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Increasing Classroom Productivity (with Less Effort) in 2017

 On any regular day at school, there are numerous tasks that consume every teacher’s time: Preparing lessons, grading papers, prepping other supplemental instructional materials, posting grades and new assignments, and the list goes on and on. And let’s not forget – students are busy too! Taking notes, studying, practicing assignments, recovering from absent days, and of course absorbing all the content being taught daily (we hope!).There’s no question that over the last several years there has been a paradigm shift towards the inclusion of increased technology in the classroom. Teachers aren’t just wheeling in the old AV cart and playing movies for fun days anymore. Most elementary students won't even know what an AV cart is. Instead, classrooms are becoming more and more connected – equipped with smartboards, projectors, forums, apps, software, and everything else in-between that brings the digital age into the classroom whether we...
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