Category: Healthy Living

Hood College wins Walk Across America Challenge

Hood College Trail Blazers Win First-Ever Walk Across America Challenge

The Hood College Trail Blazers have lived up to their name, blazing a path to victory by taking over 2.7 million collective steps in their effort to “Walk Across America” last month. The Trail Blazers team, consisting of Hood College faculty including President Andrea Chapdelaine, the president’s executive assistant, admissions staff, and Vice President of...

Mother and daughter having a happy Halloween at home

Have a Happy Halloween—at Home!

This Halloween, LiveWell Frederick wants you and your family to have the healthiest year yet. Many traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating are considered high risk this year between COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing and the risk of spreading infection. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun this Halloween. Consider these ghoulishly great ideas inspired...

Student eating an apple

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...

Healthy groceries from Common Market Co-Op

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?...

Bottles of water

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...

Woman stretching with computer

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...

Children playing soccer

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...