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Strong Together Fall 2014—Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of our Strong Together Fall 2014 Training Program! We are so excited that you are sharing this fitness journey with us and we look forward to providing you with the tools and expertise that you need to get fit. Find training tips for Week 1 here and Week 2 here.
Severe Storms Preparation Check List

Severe Storms Preparation Check List

As with any disaster, preparation can be the difference between life and death. The Red Cross recommends that individuals and families prepare for severe thunderstorms by taking these steps.

Moms Becoming Strong Together

In order to help moms strengthen their commitment to getting fit and healthy in 2014, MetroFamily is partnering with the Redbud Classic, runhers and Red Coyote Running and Fitness to form a health and wellness support group called Strong Together. As the first step towards becoming more healthy and active, the Strong Together group will begin an eight-week 5K training program this month. Upon completion of this training program, the team will run in the Redbud Classic 5K on April 6, 2014.
Ideas for Healthy Halloween Treats

Ideas for Healthy Halloween Treats

Does the mere sight of the gigantic bags of sugary treats on the grocery store candy aisle make you want to run away screaming? This Halloween, fear not! There are lots of fun, healthy and creative alternative treats to hand out to those decked-out darlings who come to your doorstep.
Exploring Extraordinary Extracurricular Activities

Exploring Extraordinary Extracurricular Activities

Studies show that involvement in extracurricular activities raises self-esteem and improves social skills. Popular sports such as soccer, football, and track and field are already underway for the fall season. Other kids tend to choose extracurricular activities that are slightly off the beaten path.
Avoiding Prescrption Drug Abuse

Avoiding Prescrption Drug Abuse

In 2010, Oklahoma had the fourth highest unintentional poisoning death rate in the United States. In fact, prescription drug abuse has become Oklahoma’s fastest-growing drug problem, and it is one to which no one is immune.
10 Superfoods for Good Health

10 Superfoods for Good Health

There are several foods that can be included in anyone’s diet to improve heart health. These foods, rich in phytonutrients, actually prevent and repair damage to cells with every bite.
What Makes a Great Coach?

What Makes a Great Coach?

For parents of young athletes, it’s that time of year again—spring sports are here. Yes, you may be a pro at managing your child’s sports endeavors, but have you given much thought to the most important part of your child’s athletic experience: her coach?
Oklahoma Lawyers for Children: Bringing Hope to the Courtroom

Oklahoma Lawyers for Children: Bringing Hope to the Courtroom

Tsinena Bruno-Thompson, president and CEO of Oklahoma Lawyers for Children (OLFC) says that there is a common misconception when it comes to the protection of children in Oklahoma’s legal system—and this misconception is at the very heart of why her organization exists.
15 Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

15 Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

If you’ve been looking to pare down to the bare necessities in the new year, consider keeping these things on hand in your medicine cabinet. These staple items will assure that most basic needs can be met, even those which may be unexpected.
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