The percentage of children aged six to 12 who were physically active three or more times a week had its biggest drop in five years and is now under 25%, according to new data. With the laziest time of year for kids (summer break) upon us, have you thought about how your kids will stay busy as the temperatures go up?
There are an estimated 15 million summer-time latchkey kids (ages 5-12 who stay home alone) in the U.S. and you’d think that these kids would naturally be drawn to visiting
Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.
Admittedly younger and more naïve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases – failed to take some of the precautions necessary to avoid becoming one of the 40 percent of travelers every year who bring back an unwanted souvenir of a major illness from their trip.
As home to the 82nd Airborne, the US Army Special Forces, and the US Army Forces Command, it’s safe to say “when the President calls 911, Fort Bragg answers.” The residents of Fayetteville and the communities of Cumberland County call these heroes “neighbor.” It’s no surprise that the community was recognized as one of the most patriotic in the US by NewsMax Magazine.
While this patriotism is evident 365 days a year, July 4th is a special time in the Fort Bragg region. Celebrations
Feinberg, a business leader, motivational speaker and author of Reaching Your Next Summit, was about to take on one of the greatest challenges in this adventure sport. But before he could do it, he had to put faith in a Russian colleague named Dima who suffered a seizure only hours before the climb.
Dima served as Feinberg’s belayer, the one who uses a small metal device known as a belay to control the friction of a climber’s rope and save him if he begins to fall.
"The belay allows climbers
Springtime is here alright and in near full bloom, but there’s still a good month of Spring ahead before summer arrives. Thinking of the handful of rainy days left, I’ve put together some of my best rainy Spring day success tips below:
1. Start some seedling pots with the kids or on your own to have them ready for the garden. No garden? No problem! My greatest childhood memory with my mother was her potted windowsill planter that she planted herbs in. Cilantro, dill and even the occasional bird's