Archive for October, 2017

What Would You Do for a Snickers Bar?

October 24th, 2017

Halloween unofficially marks the beginning of the holiday feasting season. And for anyone trying to watch his or her weight, the scariest part of Halloween is not ghosts and goblins but the ever-abundant Halloween candy. Sugar and mostly empty calories is what you get in candy, and the truth is that most of us don’t exercise enough to warrant those extra calories.

“Don’t get sucked into the ‘see food diet’ mentality that makes you want to eat the candy simply because you see it and not because you are hungry,” says Brian Wansink, PhD, a Cornell researcher and author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. “We eat more of visible foods because it causes us to think about it more, and every time you see the candy bowl you have to decide whether … you want a piece of candy or not.

Those cute little fun-size candy bars seem harmless — and they are, if you can limit your consumption. But that’s easier said than done. See the chart below for exercise amounts that can help work off the extra calories if you have consumed…. YOU ate it!!! NOW negate it.

Halloween in the KidZone

October 17th, 2017

The costumes……so much decision making and money all for a one night event.
The anticipation……having to wait ALL. DAY. LONG. for the big event.
The struggle……wanting to have your kids involved with as much possible fun stuff as he/she can but knowing you HAVE to give time to yourself to get a workout in because, let’s face it, once the kids are in bed, you are going to eat the good stuff. (Hello, Jimmy Kimmel!)
Traditional calendar teacher work day……no words needed.

We, in the KidZone, get it and are here to assist! Let us help you with it all– give that costume more than one use, nix the anticipation by providing a morning trick or treat session, solve the struggle by giving you what you need and the kids what they want, and take some of the teacher work day on a major kid holiday load off. Drop off your kids in the KidZone while you work out for trick or treating around the Club on Halloween day, Tuesday October 31. Along with trick or treating at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 we’ll have Halloween themed crafts, games, and stories for all plus the kids will decide which KidZone staff has the best costume of 2017. Don’t forget to have your child(ren) wear their costumes and bring their buckets/bags.

Why Should Kids Exercise?

October 3rd, 2017

Does your child’s daily schedule encourage physical fitness? Or is your kid stuck in a rut — perhaps even a school system — that leaves little time for exercise?
We often hear about exercise as a remedy for poor health and child obesity. But exercise for children is important for other reasons too.

Kids who are active will:

• boost brain growth and cognitive development
• have stronger muscles and bones
• have a leaner body
• be less likely to become overweight
• decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
• lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels
• have a better outlook on life
• sleep better
• be better able to handle physical & emotional changes

At Granite Falls we believe in creating an environment where our kids can get the much-needed exercise and have a blast doing it!!! Best part is, all of these classes are included for FREE with your Granite Falls membership!

Please join in the fun!!!

MONDAY-  KidZ Fit 4:30p(ages 3-6) & 5:00p(ages 7-10)
TUESDAY- KidZ Funk 4:30p(ages 3-6) & 5:00p(ages 7-10)
WEDNESDAY-  KidZ Yoga 4:30p(ages 3-6) & 5:00p(ages 7-10)