Go the Distance... Become a Jax Mayorthon Kid!

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The Jax Mayorthon Kids Club is open to boys and girls, ages 5-12, throughout Duval County. Members pledge to have fun by making healthier food, exercise and safety choices every day. Good practices today can lead to a lifetime of habits that produce strong, healthy and smart adults. Start now! Become a role model for your family, friends, school and community.



New Year, New Healthier You!

A new year means new opportunities to be a healthier, happier you. Here are a few suggestions to get you started on your New Year’s resolutions:

  • New year resolutionsEat FIVE or more fruits and vegetables a day by including one serving at every meal and for snack times in between. If you don’t have access to fresh produce, canned or frozen works too! Look for vegetables with no added salt and choose fruits canned in their own juice, not syrup. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Just because it’s not love at first bite doesn’t mean you should give up. It can take seven to 10 tries to like a new food.
  • Limit yourself to TWO hours or less of recreational screen time each day. On average, children spend more than seven hours per day using TVs, computers, phones, and other electronic devices for entertainment. Too much screen time has been linked to obesity, behavioral and social problems, low grades, and reduced physical activity. 
  • Engage in ONE hour or more of physical activity every day. Did you know that less than 50 percent of the time spent in sports practice, games, and physical education class involves moving enough to be considered physical activity? That means you need to move more at home and on weekends. Break physical activity down into shorter blocks of time and remember that all movement counts towards your goal—take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk the dog, or turn on your favorite song and dance.
  • Consume ZERO sugary drinks. Instead, fuel your body with low-fat milk or water. If you’re not a fan of the way H2O tastes, try adding a slice of citrus fruit or infusing your water with apples, berries, or kiwis. Just cut up your fruit of choice, drop it in a pitcher or a glass of water, and drink. You can also incorporate more water-rich foods into your diet like yogurt, grapefruit, spinach, broccoli and watermelon—all of which have a water content of 85 percent or more. 

Now that you’ve set goals for the year ahead, take a moment to look back at the accomplishments and special moments that made 2017 memorable. Download the YEAR IN REVIEW activity sheet. Fill it out, snap a photo and email it to kidsclub@coj.net to be featured on our website.


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Jax Mayorthon Kids Club Events

COMMIT TO BE FIT

10 Week Fitness Meetup
Saturday Mornings
December 9, 2017 - February 17, 2018
10:00 a.m.


Autism DADvocates Network is joining Mayor Lenny Curry’s Journey to ONE with their Commit To Be Fit campaign as they prepare for the Friends With Autism 5K and Community Walk. Commit To Be Fit encourages all Dads and families to join with their children by walking or running at least 26.2 miles a month to increase physical activity and create healthier lifestyle choices. At each weekly meetup, you'll receive fitness, health, and family engagement tips from Fitness Instructor/Autism DADvocate Sean F. Williams and fellow Autism DADvocates. 

Dates & Locations:

  • Ed Austin Regional Park
    11751 McCormick Rd. 32225
    12/9/17, 12/16/17, and 12/23/18
  • Bob Hayes Sports Complex
    5054 Soutel Dr. 32208
    1/06/18, 1/13/18, and 1/20/18
  • Losco Regional Park
    10931 Hood Rd. S 32257
    1/27/18, 2/03/18, and 2/10/17
  • Get Up and Go 1 Mile
    Downtown Jax
    TBD
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LET'S MOVE JACKSONVILLE

Klutho Park
204 W 3rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
December  2, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
This FREE and FUN event is dedicated to making Jacksonville one of America's healthiest cities. Enjoy a day filled with family friendly activities, food, fitness, sports, and dancing. Remember to stop by our booth to sign up for club membership! Click here to learn more about the Let's Move Jacksonville health and fitness festival.
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ZOMBIES IN JAX! 5K AND KIDS FITNESS CHASE

St. Johns Town Center
4567 River City Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32246
October 22, 2017
7:30 a.m. (5k - All Ages)
9:00 a.m. (Kids Fitness Zombie Chase - Ages 5-15)
 
Join the Jax Mayorthon Kids Club for a zombie filled day of fun and fitness! Children ages 5-12 can sign up at our booth for FREE club membership and exclusive club swag. PLEASE NOTE: There is an entry fee to participate in the all ages 5k and/or Kids Fitness Chase. To learn more visit www.zombiesinjax.com. Proceeds benefit the Easy Peasy Kids Fitness Foundation, Jax P.A.L., The Shannon Miller Foundation, and Firefighters Charities. 
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