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Having trouble getting your kids moving? Too busy for the gym? ACE has partnered with Hershey’s Moderation Nation to create a series of Activity Snacks designed to help you and your family incorporate fitness into your day. Check out our short bouts of physical activity you can complete at work or at home, and creative ways you can get your kids off the couch.
Help kids let their inner artist shine and get them moving with fun, creative games that challenge their bodies. Check out some ways you can fuel their imagination with a little chalk and either a large driveway or dedicated parking space.
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Help your kids celebrate Halloween by staying active with games that highlight the ghosts and goblins of one of their favorite holidays. Teach your family that tradition isn’t all about eating unhealthy treats. It’s about having fun!
There can’t be sunshine every day. Check out some creative ways you can entertain your kids and keep them moving, even when the weather outside is gloomy. Help them put on their best pirate hat or travel the solar system without ever leaving home.
Did you know that jumping rope for 10 minutes burns about the same number of calories as running a mile at an 8-minute pace? Talk about effective! Find out how jumping rope can transition from a classic childhood pastime to a fun, inexpensive way to get kids active.
While hula hooping itself serves as a great form of physical activity, check out three creative examples of how the popular toy can be used to get kids more active and make physical activity a fun family affair. You can even get the neighborhood kids involved.
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Unwinding and de-stressing with a few simple yoga poses before bed can be the perfect end to a hectic day. Holding poses for 5-10 deep breaths can help improve flexibility and enhance relaxation, and give you some much needed “me time.”
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An ACE research study found 30 minutes of hula hooping burns approximately 210 calories, about as many as cardio kickboxing and step aerobics. Check out how embracing your inner child can help you improve cardiorespiratory fitness and manage your weight.
As a busy parent, finding time to exercise regularly can be a challenge. Use the playground as a convenient place where you can combine your own physical activity with your kids’. All you need is your own body weight, playground equipment and a few inexpensive cones.
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Ready to lead your most fit life? Start by focusing on the movements you make every day. Incorporating functional squats, lunges, and pushing, pulling and rotational exercises can help you lift grocery bags, play with your kids and even get out of bed easier.
Sitting at a desk all day can not only hurt your posture, but it can put you at a higher risk of disease. Check out some ways you can incorporate walking into your work day with short bouts of exercise or even walking meetings.
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ACE Activity Snacks are part of a joint venture by ACE and Hershey’s Moderation Nation to get families moving with short bouts of activity and play every day.For more ideas, visit TheModerationNation.com/ActivitySnacks.
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