Tuesday, November 10, 2015

#MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP Sweepstakes and Staying Active in Michigan

Attention Detroit Lions fans! Your kids could be a “Turkey Day VIP” just for sharing what motivates them to stay active for 60 minutes a day! The #MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP Sweepstakes is an exciting contest for Lions fans and the winning child will receive a once-in-a-lifetime prize package which includes a ride on the Blue Cross float in America’s Thanksgiving Parade, delivering the game ball to Ford Field for the Lions’ Thanksgiving game, taking home cool souvenirs after a delicious Thanksgiving dinner AND watching the Lions game from club-level seats! The contest is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit Lions.

Parents can enter children between the ages of 10-18 in the #MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP Sweepstakes by visiting http://www.detroitlions.com/mikidscan.html through November 13th. 

Learn more about the contest here: http://miblues.co/1GW84e9

The #MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP Sweepstakes supports Blue Cross’s ongoing commitment to children’s health and its #MIKidsCan campaign – an initiative focused on encouraging kids to adopt healthy habits early in life that are more likely to be carried into adulthood. Over the last 10 years, Blue Cross has given more than $6 million in support of kids’ health and wellness initiatives across the state, reaching more than 100,000 children. For more information on the sweepstakes or Blue Cross’s ongoing efforts to help improve childhood health, visit AHealthierMichigan.org/mikidscan or follow #MIKidsCan on Twitter.

How I Stay Active in Michigan  

Let's face it – fitness and nutrition go hand in hand! I often find that it’s easier for me to follow a healthy diet plan than get enough exercise. I have to remind myself to stay active on a daily basis. Thankfully I have a fitness tracker that helps me stay accountable and motivated.

My husband and I try exercise for at least 60 minutes a day. When the weather is cooperating in Michigan, we go for walks in our neighborhood or head to the local park. We also enjoy taking my dad’s Standard Poodle for a walk at the park or around the block. She has a lot of energy for a 12 year old dog and keeps us on our toes! When it gets cooler outside, we use the treadmill, stream yoga shows or play fun games on our Nintendo Wii and Xbox One! Digital fitness games make exercising more interactive and fun! It’s especially helpful when there’s 5 feet of snow outside. We also have free weights and exercise bands in the family room that we use while watching our favorite shows. Additionally, we find it important to keep our 3 spoiled cats active. We play with them for at least 30 minutes a day. They love chasing toy mice on strings around the house and jumping in the air. Running around with the cats burns a few extra calories and tires me out a bit! 

How do you and your kids stay active for 60 minutes a day? Feel free to comment below!