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Something For Everyone at the Reno Running Fest September 8-9

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I’m really not good at running. I’m seriously just not built for it, and I am a bit slow. OK, I’m really slow. But I’ve recently gotten into running again thanks to joining Orange Theory. Turns out I actually enjoy pushing myself when a coach tells me what to do. …

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Floss, Floss, Floss

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It’s probably something that gets repeated every time you or your child visit the dentist: “Don’t forget to floss every day.” This is such an important routine to begin as early as when the first two baby teeth are touching; if there is not a wide enough gap for the toothbrush …

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Dolan 5000 Running Races for the Whole Family

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It’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan of fitness, taking care of yourself, and finding exercises that you love. I co-run a blog on the topic of fitness for moms, teach fitness classes, coach my kiddos’ soccer team, and am working towards my black belt in mixed martial arts. …

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Nature Deficit Disorder and Raising a Generation to Love the Outdoors

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Nature deficit disorder is a term from Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods,” describing child behavioral problems when alienated from nature. This is a growing body of research that directly links our association with nature to our health and well-being. For example, children who are frequently outdoors are …

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Five Unexpected Benefits of a Family Sport/Hobby/Activity

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About two years ago, I enrolled my 4 1/2-year-old son in martial arts.  Nine months later his 7-year-old sister hopped in.  The following month, my husband and I were hooked, and the following month my 9-year-old daughter joined in.  This month, my last born turned 4 and now he too, …

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