Author: LiveWell Frederick

Get Movin’
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Get Movin’

The Best Types of Physical Activity for School-Aged Children and Adolescents If you follow 5-2-1-0, you know that you and your family should get 1 hour or more of physical activity every day. But, what counts as physical activity for school-aged children and adolescents? Your child’s 1 hour of physical activity should include activities that...

Rethink Your Child’s Drink with These 10 Fun Activities
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Rethink Your Child’s Drink with These 10 Fun Activities

Did you know drinking sugar-sweetened beverages like soda, sports drinks, and some coffees is associated with weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and more? Limiting sugary drinks—or drinking zero sugary drinks and choosing water instead—can help your child maintain a healthy diet and body weight. Remind your child why rethinking their drink and choosing water or...

New ALICE comparisons highlight local health care concerns
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New ALICE comparisons highlight local health care concerns

By: Heather Mongilio. This material was originally posted on The Frederick News-Post. We were given permission to cross-post this blog. Source:   More than half of the families living in the 21788 ZIP code near Thurmont are considered Asset-Limited Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) households. Those households fall above the poverty line but struggle to pay...

Story Path Underway at Urbana District Park
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Story Path Underway at Urbana District Park

By: Carrie Sorenson. This material was originally posted on The Frederick News-Post. We were given permission to cross-post this blog. Source:   “The Story Path began June 16 in the Urbana District Park. It is a series of individual story book pages posted on signs along a sidewalk in the park. Kids can enjoy the...

Co-creating Healthcare of Tomorrow
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Co-creating Healthcare of Tomorrow

Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH) and Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. (FITCI) organized their first Community Think Tank on June 22, 2019. for the “Co-Creating Healthcare of Tomorrow” event. Sixteen people were divided into three competitive teams. All teams successfully completed the one-day long brainstorming process, which was held at the ROOT building in downtown Frederick....

Healthy Businesses = Healthy Employees
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Healthy Businesses = Healthy Employees

Did you know 83 percent of American employees are stressed by at least one thing at work? Have you heard that people with diabetes lose more than eight days per year from work, accounting for 14 million disability days? Or worker stress accounts for 20 percent of direct costs and is associated with high job...