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Healthy Kids Challenge – Turn Fitness into Family Fun this Summer!

Now that school is out and kids have more time at home, help kids lessen their screen time and get their daily dose of exercise with our Kurbo healthy kids challenge! This challenge gets the family exercising together to make fitness fun! Setting these 3 fitness goals will be sure to keep you family active and having fun together throughout the summer.

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Set Yourself Up for Healthy Eating Success: How to Make an Effective Meal Plan

Changing eating habits is a challenge and healthy eating plans tend to fall by the wayside when life gets hectic. Creating a weekly meal plan is a great way to set ourselves up for success when it comes to healthy eating. Having ready-made healthy snacks and meals makes it easier for you to chose healthy foods when unhealthy options may be tempting! Ready to set yourself up for healthy eating success? Check out Coach Lindsay’s easy 4 step meal plan!

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Adult Success Story: Jenny, 35, transforms her relationship with her body, food and exercise and loses 11 pounds.**

Jenny heard about Kurbo from her employer and decided to sign up to gain healthier habits. “After the holidays, I got into some bad habits and I just needed a kick start. I wanted to lose a couple of pounds and feel healthier. As a parent with a full time job, I didn’t want to do anything that involved a huge commitment. I wanted something that was simple and less of a hardcore diet.”

She and Coach Maxine worked together to transform her typical food choices into healthier options. “I used to think that a protein powder shake in the morning would be a good idea. Coach Maxine taught me plenty of ways to get protein that are better for my body. Now I have a fruit and veggie smoothie with yogurt instead.”

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Summer Exercise Activities For Your Family

TV and videogames are typical “activities” that we find kids doing over the summer, leading to weight gain and other unhealthy vacation habits. Kurbo kids and adults say that finding an activity they enjoy is the key to getting in the recommended daily 60-minutes of exercise and sticking with it. So make this summer the time to try new activities and find out which types you and your family enjoy the most. Have the whole family join in to make lasting memories and create a family culture of wellness.

Here are seven summer activities that will encourage kids to step out of their exercise comfort zones this summer!

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Snack Ideas for Kids in the Hot Summer Months

Snack Ideas for Kids in the Hot Summer Months!

Remember that feeling of summer time as a kid? Playing outside, getting dark late, swimming, chasing the ice cream truck…..oh, the deliciousness of those carefree, homework-free months!  Our kids today have all the same opportunities to enjoy summer but it seems a little less easy-going with the ubiquitous health crises we are in. Consequently, snack ideas for kids during the summer need to elicit the playfulness of summer and still be healthy for their growing bodies.

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Frozen Fruit Treats To Kick Off Summer!

It is easy to rely on high sugar popsicles to keep cool during the summer but now is your chance to gain some healthier habits! One of my favorite ways to stay cool AND increase green lights is to replace popsicles with these tasty treats made with frozen fruit. Frozen fruit is naturally sweet, cold and healthy, and gives us so many different ways to replace store-bought high-sugar snacks with healthier alternatives. Plus, these treats are super easy, so you won’t have any trouble making them yourself!

Check out some of these frozen fruit treats and give one a try this summer!

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How To: Make Your Own Salad Dressing

Have you ever made a salad full of fresh green light veggies, only to add on a red light salad dressing? I have, and sometimes it can detract from the benefits of eating a healthy salad.

WARNING: Many salad dressings contain a lot of added sugar and fat!

Make your own dressing and avoid making your healthy salad unhealthy. It’s super easy.

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Green Light Tacos

It’s true that tacos are traditionally served in fried corn tortillas, It may not be traditional, but foregoing the red light taco shell for a green light, is not only going to spare you on red lights, it tastes delicious, too! Here are some fresh ideas for taco night in your house that will leave your belly happy and will surely add to your green lights for the day.

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Kurbo Weight Loss Success Story: Sophia learns to resist her urge to snack and drops 12 lbs**

Sophia was having trouble resisting urges to snack at home. “I was home alone a lot and I didn’t have any self control. I was snacking too much and cooking a lot of unhealthy foods to eat when I was bored. I would try to stop snacking, but I just couldn’t do it on my own.”

She wanted something that would keep her accountable, and that was Kurbo. “I just wanted something where I could put down what I was eating and everything I was eating. I wanted some external form accountability,” Sophia says. She found Kurbo. “Kurbo took her dad and I out of the equation of trying to help her make healthier choices. Instead, it was a partnership with her and her coach,” her mom, Lisa, notes.

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