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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Back-to-school physicals: What parents need to know

With the academic year about to start, parents likely have their kids’ school physicals at the top of their to-do lists. What do you need to ask before, during and after you visit the pediatrician’s office? We asked two local Valley pediatricians what parents should know about their child’s physical, mental and emotional health. Matthew […]

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March: Fun runs and charity walks abound

Glorious spring weather is the perfect time to get out of the house as a family and participate in a fun run or charity walk. From the Color Fun Fest to the Phoenix Zoo’s Move and Groove Festival, there’s plenty to do at these events even if you’re not walking or running. Here’s a quick […]

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Rethinking New Year’s resolutions: Divide your goals into three sessions

Haven’t been to the gym in days? Overloaded on sugar at the last dinner party? Forgot to drink your glass of water in the morning? Do these failed resolutions sound familiar? You’re likely not alone. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, fewer than 10 percent of people who make resolutions feel they are successful in attaining […]

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Behind the ‘zine: Kyle Pratt talks childhood obesity, value of hard work

Few interviews have touched me as deeply as this one — probably because I, too, was overweight as I headed into a new high school. I remember what it feels like to be painfully self-conscious and uncomfortable in your own skin. But what struck me in 2011 about Kyle Pratt of Scottsdale was his incredible […]

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Fit Method gym in Gilbert promotes family fitness, offers meditation

Perched on a barstool at Starbucks, Gilbert gym owner Felicia Romero sips her whipped-cream-topped grande caramel latte with a smile and an ease most health-conscious people wouldn’t display while consuming so many calories. “That number on the scale doesn’t define you by any means,” says Romero, describing why she started her own workout routine and […]

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Fun runs, walks abound this month to support local causes

The weather is finally great. So get outside and participate in one of the many fun runs this fall throughout metro Phoenix. You’ll get some exercise, help a charity and have a blast. Here’s a quick roundup of October’s fun runs and walks around the Valley, from events that support Girl Scout programs to breast-cancer […]

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5 places to help you maintain fitness during pregnancy

Working out is an important part of your routine—but when you are pregnant, you may wonder which exercises are healthy for you and your baby. Several local studios can help you stay in shape, lift your spirits and keep your baby safe. Here are five places to maintain your fitness during pregnancy. barre3 The workouts […]

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Family hikes on New Year’s Day

First Day Hikes

Here’s a great way for families to kick off the new year: First Day Hikes, a chance to visit a state park and take a hike on Jan 1. “We are hoping to have families come out with their toddlers in backpacks,” says Glenn Schlottman, chief of marketing with the Arizona State Parks. New Year’s […]

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5 popular family hikes in or around metro Phoenix

family hikes

Looking for family hikes everyone will enjoy? We’ve got a roundup of popular places around the Valley and one about an hour east of Phoenix. From trails with interactive exhibits to parks with petroglyphs, there’s something to interest kids of all ages. Bajada Nature Trail, Scottsdale Located at the Gateway entrance to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the […]

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September runs and walks for good causes

The month of September ushers in the season of runs and walks for good causes. Cooler weather beckons families to head outdoors—and support local nonprofits while they’re at it. RAK has a roundup of runs and walks around the Valley benefiting causes—from first responders and Down syndrome to homeless families and cancer. 9/11 Heroes Run […]

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