Author: LiveWell Frederick

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Partner Spotlight: Frederick County Public Schools

Public education is the heart of our community. Our partner, Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS), does much more than educate local students in core subjects; it empowers them and promotes a culture of wellness and civility. Together, FCPS and LiveWell Frederick strive to make our local youth prepared for health and happiness into adulthood. “At...

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Packed with Nutrition: Become a Lunch Box Hero

Whether they’re back in the classroom or learning from home, there’s one part to every child’s day that has the power to keep them focused and full: lunchtime. A nutritious lunch can boost your child’s brainpower for better learning, but how do you make sure you’re packing and providing the best food for your kids?...

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How Much Water Is Enough?

Drinking enough water every day is good for your overall health—and a great way to reduce calories and added sugars from sodas and other beverages. Drinking water has zero calories. It can help manage your body weight and reduce caloric intake when substituted for sugary drinks. It can also prevent dehydration, improve your mood, and...

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10 Ways to Stay Physically Active While Working Remotely

Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) became a global pandemic, more people than ever are working remotely to stop the spread of infection. While social distancing and self-isolation present their own challenges, so does working remotely. If you’re working from home, chances are you’re struggling to find and maintain a routine in your household, especially when it...

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COVID-19 and homeschooling: Your resources for success

By: Dorothy, University of Maryland Extension. This material was originally posted on the UME Blog, Breathing Room. We were given permission to cross-post this blog. Read the original article here.  Source:   March 2020 has turned quarantine into a verb and millions of parents into homeschool teachers. Welcome to the COVID-19 surprise school-at-home event. The...

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COVID-19: Protecting your health and finances

By: Dorothy, University of Maryland Extension. This material was originally posted on the UME Blog, Breathing Room. We were given permission to cross-post this blog. Read the original article here.  Source:   Questions about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continue to swirl through daily updates and new information. How do I stay healthy? How can I...

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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...