January 29, 2014 Thanks to everyone who donated their time, energy, talents and money we were able to raise enough funds to pay for our 501(c)(3) application! As you know, the purpose of this event was to raise funds for the Athena Fitness, Alpha Force volunteer program nonprofit application. The willingness to help displaced women and children in our community gain access to fitness and wellness services makes all the difference for our organization and community.
In the wake of a New Year and our personal resolutions, we sometimes forget about what's best for the others around us. In the case of parents in the United States, their kids should be a top priority.
Healthy eating for children doesn’t have to be confusing, or just plain nasty for kids. Snacks and lunches can be nutritious and delicious for all children with diet restrictions such as food allergies, or religious constraints. Let’s face it most children do not want to eat hummus and celery. If you are fortunate enough to introduce children to this high protein snack and they like it what a great treat. Here are some realistic options that are quick, easy and tasty.
January 2nd many people hit the ground running in regards to their New Years fitness goals. Are you still on track? Nearly two thirds of adults in the United States who make New Year's resolutions have set fitness goals as part of their resolution. Of those, 73 percent gave up before meeting their goal, according to a recent online study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Bodybuilding.com in November 2012.
Learning to read labels, portion size and moving everyday lead to our success. Our children need to be given the "tools" to succeed - we spent time reading labels in the grocery store and I created a kit for my daughter to help her with measurements and reading labels. It worked and she still uses the kit and has maintained her weight for the past 3 years! We lost a total of 160lbs together and created a fit healthy lifestyle.