Archive for Category: Healthy Kids


Quarantine-O-Ween: Celebrating Halloween Safely

You might be celebrating Halloween by staying safely at home this year, or some activities might be cancelled due to COVID-19. But fear not, there are plenty of ways to still have fun! Just keep these four things in mind: Is it safe to trick or treat with friends?...

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Making Waves: Safe Swimming Tips

What did you do this summer? Maybe you went swimming! Swimming is super fun and great exercise for kids and grown-ups too! Swimming is good way to release for all that energy you build up through the day! Lots of kids in Northwest Arkansas are learning to be safer in...

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Aah-Choo! What are Allergies?

Allergies are abnormal immune system reactions to things that are typically harmless to most people. When a person is allergic to something, the immune system mistakenly believes that this substance is harming the body. What is the immune system? The immune system is the body’s defense against infections. The...

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Why Exercise is Wise

You exercise all the time without even thinking of it. When you run around outside or play kickball at school, you are exercising. What else counts as exercise? Helping around the house, like vacuuming, sweeping or folding clothes.  Playing sports, dancing, and doing push-ups. Even reaching down to touch...

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Let’s go for Some H20: The Importance of Drinking Water

Hey kids! Here’s another way to stay healthy and take care of your heart. And it might surprise you: drinking water!! The American Heart Association of Northwest Arkansas and some other organizations – RB, Beaver Water District, Healthy Active Arkansas and Tyson Foods – recently brought 30 new water bottle...

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You’ve Got a Heart! Keep it Healthy!

We see and hear about hearts everywhere. A long time ago, people even thought that their emotions came from their hearts, maybe because hearts beat faster when a person is scared or excited. Now we know that emotions come from the brain, and in this case, the brain tells...

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