HEALTHY(ER) COOKIES

(No, that’s not a typo) After-school snacks are a must for many, but the majority of go-to pantry finds are loaded with salt and sugar (and who knows what else). Skip the processed goods and instead opt for a healthier homemade cookies. Even better, these cookies pack a punch with low sugar, plenty of fibre

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS STICKING?

Make 2018 the Year That Your Family’s New Year’s Resolutions Stick January was “Goal-Setting” month here at Panther Cheer! This powerful word of the month was an EYE-OPENER to all of us here at PCA as we saw first hand, how many of our athletes don’t really understand how to set goals and put a

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5 Reasons Why Active Kids Rock

We all love our kids. Like, heart squeezes and wants to burst at least three times a day, love our kids But… then there are those moments when we just want to Velcro their little tushes to the couch and have 10 minutes of peace and quiet. Funny how that works. And while that feeling

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Can You Throw a Halloween Party WITHOUT Candy?

3 Halloween Party Ideas That Have NOTHING to Do With Candy The temperatures are dropping and there’s that unique chill in the air that can only mean one thing… Halloween is near! There’s nothing quite like throwing a party to celebrate the spookiest day of the year… one that centers around creepy creatures and sugar highs.

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Help Your Kids to Create Healthy Habits

We all want our kids to be healthy – and a big part of succeeding in that goal is to help them create healthy habits that they will carry throughout their lives. Here are a few ways to help foster those habits and encourage healthy behaviours at every age. Find exercise everywhere. In our adult

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ACTIVE Kids Are More SUCCESSFUL in SCHOOL

Major hat tip to Inc.com today, for publishing an article earlier this month that caught our attention. Research is supporting exactly what NinjaZone is all about—keeping kids moving. New studies are showing that we’re stunting kids academic growth by forcing them to sit still for 6 hours straight. Kids are naturally hardwired to react physically, and sometimes

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Meals On-The-Go: Smoothies 3 Ways

If you haven’t heard, there’s been something of a “juicing” craze going on for the past few years. And for good reason: It’s an easy way to load up on healthy fruits and veggies! But one thing juicing tends not to include that is very important in the way of a full meal is protein.

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How Physical Activity Will Help Children Perform Better In School

We all want our children to perform at their personal best academically and in this world of constant screens and sedentary lifestyles, being on top of his physical game is a great way to ensure your child is topping his academic potential, too. One would assume that more studying and less time “playing” would help

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Important Factors You May Be Overlooking In Your Child’s Health

The X Factors to Your Kids’ Health Yes, diet and exercise are incredibly important to our health – but keeping healthy kids is about more than that. Here are a few of the many things that affect your kids’ health, beyond what they eat or their extra-curricular activities. 1. Sleep It’s well-proven that sleep affects

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Prevent Summer Fitness From Falling Flat!

Summers were made for days at the beach, baseball games, and long days spent outdoors, but even the most perfect of days can quickly head downhill if you aren’t ready for the sun and heat. Children and infants are particularly susceptible – and while we want them to remain active this summer, we also want

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