Healthy Habits for Kids in the New Year

Health is the culmination of physical, mental, and social wellbeing, influenced by our daily habits and interactions with others. It is no surprise that we develop a number of these habits and behaviors from a very young age, which can carry implications for the remainder of our lives. Children are malleable beings, therefore ensuring that we do right by them as parents, teachers, and coaches to encourage healthy habits and behaviors from the jump is of utmost importance.

What Are The Issues?

Children nowadays are confronted with different issues than they were in decades past, mainly by way of technology and social media. It is not uncommon to see an 8-year old with an iPhone or a middle schooler with an astronomical number of Instagram followers. Not only are the first or second generations of children growing up with this technology, but parents too are in the early stages of

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County residents resolve for healthier new year | News

Some Schuylkill County residents are looking forward to the new year with resolutions to be healthier and happier in 2021.

Mary Ann Mullen, New Ringgold, said she always resolves to stay in shape and be healthy.

This year, she added that she hopes to be able to move forward past the pandemic.

“No more COVID and a healthy new year,” Mullen said. “I hope everybody moves on in the new year.”

John Vadyak, Schuylkill Haven, said he is happy 2020 is ending, and he hopes next year will be different.

“I want to be more healthy and to be able to get out and about more,” Vadyak said.

For Lacie Hemerly, Pottsville, this year has been difficult, and has shown her that “life’s too short.”

“Just to live life every day,” Hemerly said of her resolution.

Hemerly said despite the challenges of this year, she is optimistic for the

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Notah Begay III Foundation Continues to Spread Smiles and Healthy Living During Most Difficult Year

Meaningful change often takes place slowly. But if done correctly the evolution of progress becomes infectious, arming younger generations with healthy eating and the confidence to continue the mission for years to come.

When famed golfer Notah Begay III started his foundation in 2005, he wanted to address the alarming rates of diabetes in Native American communities.

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation began with soccer activities and the inclusion of a junior golfer program. All of that has evolved into a meticulously run foundation that gets the youth active, motivated and educated.

“Our vision is that all children have the opportunity to live healthy, happy and fulfilled lives,” Cyanne Lujan, director of advancement for the NB3 Foundation, tells En Fuego.

Work that remains encompassing and immersive for the younger generation concentrates on four tenets: Physical activity, healthy nutrition, youth development, and cultural connections.

Healthy and Active Living

Lujan explains

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