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We're almost to the end of our seven-move series! Today we bring you the Punch and Drop move. Inspired by the Punch and Roll, this move works your core and legs. There are a series of steps to this one so make sure you watch the video! It'll be tons of fun once you catch the rhythm.
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We've got an exclusive for you! Apollo presents a step by step instructional video so you can catch the groove!

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In the year 2000, the United States Department of Agriculture proclaimed that August 4th - August 10th would be National Farmers Market Week. Ever since, for that one week farmers markets all over this country host special events like cooking demos, live music etc. to join the celebration. Farmers market is an integral part of our life today. It is a space that links urban life to farm life. Consumers get direct access to food fresh off the farms, while farmers can sell their produce directly eliminating the middle man.

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National Smile Week takes place annually on the second week of August. It's a the perfect time to make an extra effort to smile every day- and encourage others to as well!

Not only does smiling improve your mood, but it also has health benefits you may not be aware of.
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National Dance Day Image featuring Apollo.

The moment you hear a beat you bust a move. Granted you may not ‘move like Jagger,’ but you continue anyway. That’s because you are hardwired to move. You have an instinctual response to rhythm and when you put movement and music together you create dance, which is truly an expression of your spirit. And on July 26th everyone has a reason to dance as it is National Dance Day (NDD).

Healthy Kids Virtual Summit 2014

The Healthy Kids Virtual Summit was created by Jamie Boggeln in 2014. The Summit is a series of free informational videos that parents, teachers, caregivers or anyone interested can access. These videos contain information from experts on topics such as meal planning, nutrition, health and fitness among others. #healthykidsvirtualsummit

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June 17th is Eat Your Vegetables Day. So before you go and fill up on some leafy greens, read on about some interesting veggie facts.


National Cancer Survivors Day
 

 

 

There are 14 million cancer survivors in America today. And the first Sunday in June is the day dedicated to celebrating these people, honoring them for their courage and bringing awareness to the the challenges they face. National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) started in 1987 and today it is a global event.

The main goal of this day is to increase public awareness, gather more research and get more funds so that greater advances can be made to combat cancer and the improve the quality of life after cancer.

 

The ideal retirement snapshot usually has a beautiful house by the beach with an older couple sitting on the porch watching the sunset.  But this picture would only truly be complete if the couple were in good health.  In order to make such pictures real, for the past 20 years the last Wednesday in May has been dedicated to promoting health and fitness among older adults. 

National Women's Health Week

National Women's Health Week (#NWHW) began as an effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health to get women to take care of themselves.  The goal of this effort is for women to make health a priority and remain well-women.  

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Gastric bypass and Lap banding. Most of us know that these phrases refer to weight loss in some way. These are actually the most common weight loss surgeries performed today.

How did such words creep into our conversations? The answer to that lies in the most recent statistics published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that says more than one-third of adults, 34.9%, in America are obese. 


This week we present a killer dessert recipe from one of our fave bloggers and registered dietitian, Kristen Smith, who is the dietitian for WellStar Comprehensive Bariatrics located near Atlanta, Georgia. 

Kristen is very passionate about sharing the importance of healthy nutrition to all of her clients and the general public. Kristen blogs regularly about nutrition and wellness on her blog www.360familynutrition.org.
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