Saturday, October 29, 2011
- give someone a massage for 24 minutes...yeah, not my favorite either, much rather be getting one
There will be lots of candy come Monday. Why not do something to preemptively counteract those Kit Kats and Reeses Cups? Get the family outside for some games. There is football galore all weekend long (personally, I'll be watching the Notre Dame game and possibly having a good cry afterward) and what does every football game have? Half time. After eating nachos and watching your favorite team, take the kids outside for a game of flag football during the half. Flag football is a non-contact alternative to traditional football. It can be played on any size "field", and the only equipment you need are flags (use some felt, fabric, or plastic strips) and a football (really, you could use any ball). For rules see http://www.ehow.com/how_3987_play-flag-football.html. Since my kids are only 2 and 4, we'll be making some adjustments to play. There will still be lots of running, ball throwing, laughing, and though it's not supposed to be a contact game, probably tackling!
Have fun this weekend, get out, and play!
It's Autumn, almost Halloween, and there are still a few weekends left to get outside and play before you have to bundle up...Well, at least in the north east. After spending the majority of the week inside, work, school, housework, naps (well, hopefully, if the kiddos are under the age of 5), take advantage of some family time and get your crew outside to get the stink blown off them. There are plenty of things to do for kids, and adults, of all ages. Below are a few ideas. And please add your own in the comments section.
A healthy rate of weight loss is 1 pound per week. You only need a 500 calorie deficit per day to make that happen. Consume 250 calories less each day and burn 250 more. Here are a few activities that can, on average, burn 250+ calories...
In case you need a reason to run, other than fitness, October has 2! Most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know that it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month? If you're in the Philly suburbs this weekend, join me at Laurel House's Dash Against Domestic Violence. Even if you're not up for the 5k, this year they are also holding a 1 mile walk. Kids, dogs, cats on a leash, goldfish in a bag...everyone is welcome to particpate!
The seasons are certainly changing here in the northeast. Though it's still plenty warm enough to take the kiddies outside to bike, scooter, or play at the park, soon it won't be. I have no problem bundling up my little guys and sending them out in the cold. The problem is that I don't like it for myself. So how do I keep them active and entertained in the cold winter months? Superior Play Systems!
SPS makes those really cool wooden backyard playsets. Retailers are located in PA, NJ, and DE, and most have a warehouse showroom. They allow kids to come in and play on all of the display equipment (including the trampolines) for a small fee. Even better, SPS offers free open play on certain days. I encourage you to check out their website and find an SPS near you. Let your kids swing, slide, bounce and enjoy all the fun of the playground...even in the snow!