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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Make sure summer fun is safely done

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Takes some commonsense safety approaches ensure summertime is a fun time

Wearing protective equipment when needed, watching for motorists, staying hydrated, keeping a close eye on the kids and using sunscreen are important steps to take in keeping the good times going.

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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Spring brings some tasty fruits and veggies

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Letting the kids help choose and make recipes will make them more likely to try them

Spring brings with it a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. There are some quick, easy ways to incoporate these nutritious foods into your family’s diet.

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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Spring into the outdoors

HEALTH & FITNESS: Warmer weather means it is time to enjoy outdoor activities

Turn off the TV, tablet and video games and turn on to some fresh air and sunshine.

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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Bake up some fun, healthy snacks

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Kids can help create healthier alternatives to goldfish and animal crackers.

Eating healthier also can be fun for children if you allow them to help create their snacks.

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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Another celebration day is just around the corner

HEALTH AND FITNESS: You can celebrate Valentines Day without overindulging

Adding a little color and creativity to food and drink makes Valentine’s Day more fun for kids.

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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Have a healthy holiday season

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Make sure the holiday fun does not remove health and exercise from your to-do list

The busy holiday season can make it easy for exercise to get sidetracked.

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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: The holiday season is quickly approaching

HEALTH AND FITNESS COLUMN: The year-end holidays can be enjoyable and healthy with preparation

By making some healthy substitutions and choices, the holidays don’t have to result in unwanted weight gain.

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LUPINSKI: It's fall, so it must be pumpkin time!

Health & Fitness column

Everyone associates this time of the year with Halloween and, of course, that means … getting lots of candy. Beyond that, though, the fall season means new veggies, including pumpkins.

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LUPINSKI: How much sleep do kids really need?

Health & Fitness column

Now that we have all come to the realization that summer is quickly coming to an end and school is back in full swing, we need to get out of summer mode and back to school mode. I do agree that is went way to fast and on a personal note with my boys starting kindergarten this year, I was not ready for summer to end.


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