September is often a hectic time. For those with younger children, school shopping, sports, homework, conferences and all the chaos that comes with the start of school add stress to life. For those with college-age kids, packing up the mini fridge, books, clothes and electronics and saying “goodbye” brings a different kind of stress. And for those without children living at home? Everyday life comes with its own chronic stresses, whether from work, family obligations or physical injury or illness.
Often, the last person that we make time for is our self. But, you can’t be any good to others if you aren’t good to yourself first.
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Couch. Potato. Taken separately, these are two good things. But, put them together? Not so much! In the United States, we are on the verge of the perfect storm when it comes to physical inactivity and our kids. The rise of cell phones, video gaming and streaming has occurred just as physical education in schools has been on the decline. As a result, our young people are becoming dangerously less active.
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Many parents ask me how they can help their child build a healthy lifestyle. My answer is – make it FUN! Recent research shows that one out of five children in this country is obese. Research also shows that the more active a child is at an early age, the more likely they will maintain a higher activity level throughout their lifetime. Children also learn social skills in relating to other children during “active” playtime. All of this research ties into the basis of our Morning FitKids Program for preschoolers at Cornerstone – having fun while making their heart say “Thank You!” Continue reading Morning FitKids Program for Preschoolers at Cornerstone
The best way to understand something is to learn how to teach it.
Did you know that there are 36 million yoga practitioners in the United States? As the demand for yoga instruction grows, the need for committed and passionate instructors will increase as well.
Cornerstone Clubs offers a 200-hour yoga teacher training program in Bucks County, which is registered with Yoga Alliance, the largest non-profit association representing the yoga community. Led by Karin Eisen, E-RYT 500, Cornerstone’s yoga teacher training program begins this September. Interested in learning more? Read on to find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
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A question that I get asked all the time is “What should I look for in a swim program?” The answer is fairly simple. A swim program needs to be focused on water safety and have instructors that love kids, love water, and love to swim.
These characteristics need to be present in any program that is going to be considered in the running for somewhere I would take my child. A good way to figure out if the program has these things is by observing the lessons and asking yourself (or the director) the following questions:
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