Did you know that exercise can make you feel happier? Scientists have found that kids who are more active tend to have better moods and are more confident. When we are physically active, our bodies produce a hormone, called serotonin, which makes us feel happy! This is just one of the reasons it is important… Continue reading Boost Your Mood & Get Moving!! // Tips from Captain Create
How can you use this blog to celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week? Here are a few ideas: Here on the blog we focus on using MyPlate as a guide for eating nutritiously. You can find several recipes that fall into all the categories of MyPlate: fruit, veggies, grains, protein, dairy. Below are examples of a… Continue reading Celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week with Kids Create!
What is Every Kid Healthy Week? It is a national celebration that highlights the importance of nutrition, physical activity, and learning. What can you do to celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week? Here are some ideas: Nutrition: Make a goal to fill half your dinner plate with fruits and veggies!🍎🥦Try a recipe from the Kids Create… Continue reading Every Kid Heathy Week!
This time of year people like to make goals/resolutions that will help them have a successful year. Have you made any new year resolutions yet? The 3 most common goals that people make are: Eat healthierExercise moreSave money There is one problem that each of these goals have in common - do you know what… Continue reading Happy New Year!
We have reached the final day of The 12 Days of Kids Create! What was your favorite day? Today we're finishing up with a few tips on how to keep celebrations happy, healthy, and active! Check out the list below to see how you can make the holidays even better. 😁 Happy Holidays!
In the classic Christmas carol "The 12 Days of Christmas" the 9th day of Christmas includes 9 ladies dancing. Dancing is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and it's a good exercise! When its cold outside dancing is a perfect way to stay physically active inside! Get your family and friends together… Continue reading #9 of 12 Days of Kids Create
When it's cold outside sometimes we have to get creative and think of different ways to stay active. Remember, 60 minutes of physical activity each day is recommended to keep our bodies happy and healthy. In the summer months it's easy to go outside for a walk or to run around at the park but… Continue reading Stay Active this Winter!
Besides eating a delicious meal, what else do you like to do on Thanksgiving? While you're waiting for the food to be ready, here are five fun activities you could do with your family/friends: (1) Play football or flag football. (2) Take a walk or hike. (3) Run in a Turkey Trot. Go to this website… Continue reading Thanksgiving Fun!
What things come to your mind when you think of being healthy? Some things I think of are: Eating fruits and veggies Getting enough sleep Homemade meals Being happy Spending time outdoors Playing & being active Family mealtime Lets talk about how we can combine those last two: Being active and family mealtime. What are… Continue reading Picnics & Parks
There is no reason for boredom during the Fall season! Check out these activity lists for some fun ideas. For printable versions, simply click on the list.
There's not much time left before school starts! With these last few summer days make sure to spend time having fun. 🙂 It's been a little while since we've talked about physical activity. Do you remember how time is recommended to spend doing physical activity each day? It's recommended that kids are physically active for… Continue reading Make a Splash!
242 years! That is the number of years that the United States of America has celebrated independence. Why is that important? It's important because the 4th of July is just around the corner! Fun fact: The U.S.A was actually approved for independence on July 2nd, 1776 but the Declaration of Independence wasn't approved by Congress until… Continue reading Fun on the Fourth!
School is over and the sun is out!! Does life get any better? Now that you've got a little bit more time on your hands - what fun things are you going to do? Summer always provide a lot of opportunities to be physically active. No matter what fun activities you do this summer, make… Continue reading Fun Under the Summer Sun!
Resistance training is all about muscles! When something causes your muscles to work harder, they grow stronger. Strong muscles can help you improve sport performance and also protect you from injuries that may occur during exercise. Strengthening muscles will also increase bone health. Resistance training can also be referred to as strength training. Resistance training… Continue reading Resistance Training