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How many times have you heard that regular physical activity does a body (and mind) good? Well that is true for parents and children alike! As parents – not only is it important for us to lead a ...

How many times have you heard that regular physical activity does a body (and mind) good? Well that is true for parents and children alike! As parents – not only is it important for us to lead a healthy and fit life so we set up the right foundation for our children to lead fit and healthy lives themselves-- but it can also help us manage stress. And what parent doesn’t have stress? Join Stephanie Hoaglund – K12’s online community program manager and blogger of http://www.livefitandsore.com as she discusses the importance of making a commitment to lead a healthy and fit life, strategies to incorporate fitness activities into your family’s daily life, and resources to support and inspire you along the way.

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  • 1. If you haven’t already, please sign out and then back in with school or state abbreviation and your name.
    ie. MAVA/Lori .
    Thanks!
    Speaker Series Sessions are for Learning Coaches and Parents only.
    Creating Fit Families
    Wednesday, September 29, 20104pm Eastern, 3pm Central2pm Mountain, 1pm Pacific/AZ(There will be no sound until 5 minutes before the start of the session.)
  • 2. Creating Fit Families
    How many times have you heard that regular physical activity does a body (and mind) good? Well that is true for parents and children alike!  As parents – not only is it important for us to lead a healthy and fit life so we set up the right foundation for our children to lead fit and healthy lives themselves-- but it can also help us manage stress. And what parent doesn’t have stress? Join Stephanie Hoaglund – K12’s online community program manager and blogger of http://www.livefitandsore.com and IDVA Learning Coach, Heidi Higgins, as they discuss the importance of making a commitment to lead a healthy and fit life, strategies to incorporate fitness activities into your family’s daily life, and resources to support and inspire you along the way.
  • 3. Today’s Presenter
    Stephanie Hoaglund
    Program Manager,
    Online Communities
    Virginia
    Heidi Higgins
    Local Development Manager
    Idaho
  • 4. Getting Started!
    • Heidi Higgins
    • 5. Wife and Mother of 6
    • 6. Grandmother of 6 (2 more due shortly!)
    • 7. Used K12 with her own children for 8 years
    • 8. Parent of a K12 graduate
    • 9. K12 Local Development Manager for IDVA
    • 10. IDVA Administrative Team
  • If health is not a concern now, it will be!
    We want another 30 years, and I am learning to take the steps to make it happen. Just Do IT!
    My wake up call…
  • 11. Who Am I?
    Stephanie Hoaglund
    Wife and Mom of 2
    Hannah, 8
    Nate, 6
    Online Community & Social Media Program Manager, K12
    Social Media Enthusiast
    Blogger
    www.livefitandsore.com
    K12thinktanK: www.k12.com/blog
  • 12. Who Am I?
    My Family’s Cancer Journey
    Passionate about living Healthy & Fit
    I am not a doctor licensed trainer, or nutritionist
    • 10 races completed
    • 13. July 2008 - started my journey
    • 14. Have lost 25lbs
  • What makes me different?
    Nothing!! I made a commitment to make a change.
    I’m an average person. I do not have a personal chef. I am not famous. I have the same
    pressures many others have – two young kids, a husband, a full time job. And to top it all
    off, have had a major health issue to cope with and no family nearby to offer help.
  • 15. Creating Fit Families
    Who am I?
    Why is this important?
    Nutrition
    First things first: Taking care of you
    Getting the family in on the act
    Family activities
    Resources
  • 16. Why is this Important?
    Rising rates of childhood obesity
    Obesity rates continue to rise among children age 10 to 17
  • 17. Why Is This Important?
    Only 1/3 of all Americans meet the government's minimum guidelines for physical activity - 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity activity.
    Guidelines
    Adult Guidelines: Adults should do a minimum of 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week by doing activities like brisk walking, ballroom dancing, or general gardening
    Children and adolescents aged 6–17 years should accumulate 1 hour or more of physical activity daily. The 1 hour of activity should be mostly aerobic but should also include muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening activities.
  • 18. Nutrition
    Truth: Exercise alone isn’t going to cut it. We have to make the conscious effort to make healthier choices overall, including what we eat.
    Both Time Magazine and the New York Times have recently written about the relationship between diet and exercise. The realization that “Without significantly changing their diets, few succeed [with their weight loss efforts]”
    Suggested Reading:
    7 Words & 7 Rules for Eating
    Weighing the Evidence on Exercise – NYTimes.com
    Healthy Grocery List: Food Swaps for Your Pantry
    10 nutrition powerhouses for kids – CNN.com
    It’s Not About Nutrition – Home – Slackers Rule.
  • 19. Resources
    Health Related news sites
    Use A Feed Reader
    AOL, CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS, New York Times
    Health & fitness Focus
    Livestrong.com
    Sparkpeople.com
    Thatsfit.com
    Find Events & Activities
    Active.com
    National Park Service Find a Park
    Local News/Websites
    Blogs
    www.livefitandsore.com
    Find one!
  • 20. Taking Care of You
    The “I hardly have a second to myself” reason why its important
    You need it!
    Leading by example
    Health benefits
    Finding the right fitness program
    Identify the type of activity you enjoy
    Realistic assessment of time commitment you can or are willing to make
    Your current fitness and activity level
    Create goals to help measure progress
    Reward yourself
  • 21. Getting the Family in on the Act
    Focus on encouraging and inspiring our future generations to
    understand and incorporate healthier lifestyle behaviors.
    Take a Family Approach
    15 min daily ‘break’ with an interactive exercise to let off steam
    Listening to music? Get up and dance.
    Get outside and explore
    Incorporate physical fitness as a part of learning
    Play some classic kids' games (think Red Rover or Foursquare).
    Register for ‘fun runs’ or races and train as a family
    Schedule family walks, hikes, or tours regularly
    Be an example – ‘Be the change you wish to see’ - Ghandi
    Acknowledge and reward healthier habits
  • 22. Getting the Family in on the Act
    Family Activity Ideas
    REI Family Adventures
    Fit Generation
    Family Fitness Challenge
    Other Parents and Neighbors
    National Park Service Find a Park
    Local News Sources
    Local or National Fitness centers
    Local Recreation Centers
  • 23. Getting the Family in on the Act
    Equipment Ideas:
    Jump rope (weighted or standard)
    medium-sized rubber ball: four square, kickball, dodgeball
    tennis ball: tennis, catch (people or with a dog), batting practice
    softball: softball, catch
    Frisbee™: various games including Ultimate Frisbee™; catch
    bat
    football: various forms of football; catch
    body ball: a wide variety of exercises
    small trampoline: a wide variety of exercises
    bicycle
    basketball hoop (outdoor or indoor)
    Spree Disc for balance
    Repurpose/recycle everyday household items to turn them into free kids' fitness equipment
  • 24. Move More
    Move between lessons
    Move with other students
    Move as an example
    Encourage Activities
  • 25. Booster Bustle!
    Gym Days
    Dance Lessons
    Swim Team
    Track and Field
    Park Days
    Bowling Teams
    Team Sports
    Fitness for Life (hiking, swimming, biking)
  • 26. Getting the Family in on the Act
    Resources
    President’s Physical Fitness Challenge
    www.presidentschallenge.org
    www.fitness.gov
    The Alliance for a Healthier Generation
    www.healthiergeneration.org
    Let’s Move
    www.letsmove.gov
  • 27. Questions???
  • 28. Coming Soon!
    9/30 (Thursday)
    EEK – There’s a Toddler in the House! 
    Home Educating with Toddlers in Tow
    4pm Eastern, 3pm Central,
    2pm Mtn, 1pm Pacific/AZ
    So what does one do with a toddler, that precious bundle of blessing that adds the excitement, enthusiasm, laughter, and not to mention so much distraction to the home education day?  Join Barbara Lynch, K12 Virtual Academy Mom to a Registered Nurse, a USMC Corporal, a College Student, 6 CAVA students, and two tornados, for some ideas on incorporating the littlest ones into your family learning environment. (And yes, that does total 11!)
    http://tinyurl.com/eektoddler
    9/30 (Thursday)
    Getting to Know
    the Parent Lounge Community
    8pmEastern, 7pm Central,
    6pm Mtn, 5 Pacific/AZ
    To help set your family up for a successful school year,  K12 has created the Parents' Lounge.  The Parent Lounge community is found within thebigthink12, and was created exclusively for parents and Learning Coaches to easily connect with other Learning Coaches and get  support. Because there are many tools and resources available within the this new community, it's important to take some time to explore all the features.  Join Stephanie Hoaglund, the online community program manager, for a walk-thru of the Parents' Lounge with a Q&A session afterwards.
    http://tinyurl.com/parentloungecommunity