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Freakonomics Tackles the Obesity Issue March 27, 2013

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If you like to listen to podcasts, this is a good one. A think tank takes on the issue of childhood obesity and throws out any and all ideas for  turning this epidemic around. Get ready for a fat tax, a sugar ban, and a calorie-chomping tapeworm as just a few of the ideas that are discussed. We at Alive with MissionMe! of course think that an educational plan that encourages more moving and better nutrition is the key!

100 Ways to Fight Obesity

Are you “Appy”? January 11, 2013

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Check out these great ways to donate to charities while getting motivation to exercise. It’s a win-win!

Run4GoodRun4Good: It’s an iPhone app that not only tallies your mileage from runs, but once all members hit a goal, Saucony will double its donations to organizations that fight childhood obesity.

 

LifeKraze.com: Another iPhone app that lets you earn points from your workouts that can be turned into contributions to DonorsChoose.org: a charity for needy classrooms.

Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month! November 8, 2012

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from Coach Valerie

Research shows that fruit and vegetables are important to maintain good health. Yet most of us aren’t eating enough fruit and vegetables. Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov to find out how many servings of fruit and veggies you need based on your age, weight, level of physical activity, and gender.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am thankful for being introduced to Juice Plus+ and helping others to be able to make the right choices for good nutrition. Be well!

Are you eating 26 RAW fruits, vegetables, grains, berries & grapes, in variety EVERY SINGLE DAY???

Come visit my Juice Plus+ website, and learn what many healthcare experts are saying about Juice Plus+! Please visit www.coachvaleriejuiceplus.com.

Let’s Move Olympic Fun Day July 24, 2012

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Let’s Move! Olympic Fun Day Meetup

Happening in 211 communities

Jul 28, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama is leading the U.S. Delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games and she’s calling on families around the country to support Team USA, not just by cheering on our athletes, but by getting active in their own communities.

Saturday, July 28 is the first day of competition in London. Meetup with family, friends and neighbors for your own afternoon of soccer, hoola hoop, relay races — whatever gets you moving and having fun!

RSVP for an Olympic Fun Day Meetup near you and then help spread the word! We’ll feature our favorite Let’s Move! Meetups on the Let’s Move blog.

Get more info and inspiration for your Meetup at LetsMove.gov

 

 

The 7th annual South Shore Multi Sports Festival & Tri-Masters Invitational Kids Triathlon Will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 July 23, 2012

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The 7th annual South Shore Multi Sports Festival and 
Tri-Masters Invitational Kids Triathlon will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012. This marks the culmination of a month-long summer camp for Chicago area youth (using our AMM curriculum!). For more information, go to http://www.ramtri.com/southshore/.

 

Disney Bans Junk Food Ads June 7, 2012

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Michelle Obama applauds Disney’s move to abolish junk food ads from its programming

Thank you Disney, for being a responsibly corporation and caring about the future of our children. Read the article here.

Demo Day Equipment Drive for Tri-Masters Sports Initiative Programs May 31, 2012

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Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Place: Wolf Lake Park – 2398 Calumet Avenue – Hammond, Indiana 46320

Race Director, Leon Wolek is hosting an equipment drive for the Tri-Masters Youth Program at his annual Triathlon/ Demo Day.

“Demo Day” is an interactive race expo designed to allow athletes, friends and all those attending Leon’s World’s Fastest Triathlon, the opportunity to test drive and learn about the latest and greatest equipment from the leading companies in triathlon.

Help Tri-Masters Sports Initiative Programs continue the effort of training youth in the sport of Triathlon.

Tri-Masters has always relied on the interest and support of the triathlon community including, fellow athletes, corporate sponsorships, in-kind services and products, and individual contributors.

Remember training for your first event then actually competing in it. Now remember the great feeling of accomplishment when you crossed the finish line. Here are some of the many items that a well-run, effective program requires to get the young triathletes across the finish line.

  • Bicycles (proper type and size, maintenance)
  • Bicycle Helmets
  • Shoes (running and cycling)
  • Clothing (new or gently used team shirts, suits, wet suits, running shorts)
  • Training Equipment (kickboards, goggles)
  • Lunches and Snacks (energy bars, sport drinks)
  • Transportation (to and from race events)
  • Competition Entry Fees
  • Coaching staff/counselors/life guards
  • Administrative supplies and services (mailings, postage, film/photos, copies)
  • Program Awards
  • General Funding

For more information visit: http://www.leonstriathlon.com/equipment-drive.php.

The Weight of the Nation: a MUST SEE documentary May 16, 2012

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HBO started airing its four-part documentary on May 14th, but it feels so strongly about the importance of its message that it is making the episodes available for free on its website. Watch, learn and take action at: http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/. In fact, the entire website has startling facts and research on the obesity epidemic and offers solutions. It’s worth a browse!

Do you think Washington went soft on childhood obesity? May 2, 2012

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from Coach Valerie

It’s a shame what lobbyists can accomplish with money even though it’s obviously not in the best interest of our children. Read this latest article from the Chicago Tribune here

, and let me know your thoughts.

Bargain webinar from Coach Duston available from USAT all month long! May 1, 2012

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Don’t miss this month’s discounted webinar from USAT- it’s our very own Coach Duston presenting “Functional Strength Training Techniques For Time-Limited Athletes”. Runs the entire month for the bargain price of  $14.99 for USAT Members and $24.00 for non-members.

Topic: Functional Strength Training Techniques For Time-Limited Athletes
Presenter: Duston Morris

This webinar will focus on utilizing simple, basic, multi-muscle functional activities (MMFA) designed to enhance functional strength for endurance athletes who face time-limit barriers and struggle to fit in all of the necessary training components.

This webinar will cover:

  • How multi-muscle functional activity (MMFA) can replace standard strength training.
  • The benefits of MMFA compared to standard strength training.
  • Samples of MMFA.
  • Sample dose prescriptions of MMFA.
  • Incorporating MMFA into your daily training plan.

Register here!

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