Rebecca Hagelin

And we need to do these things together, with our children, if we want them to succeed. 

How to Save Your Family:  Enjoy Fun and Fitness Together

This month launches a new, fantastic initiative--the “Together Counts” movement.  It aims to bring families together, all across the country, towards a common goal: healthier living.  Its method is simple: families make a practical commitment to eat a specific number of meals together each week and to spend a similar amount of time in physical activity together.  Balance is the byword—time spent in physical activity together balances out the time spent eating together.  Calories in—calories out.

This wonderful program (free and online at offers an effective way for parents to model healthy living and guide their children towards good food choices. More importantly, by purposely creating family time, it builds stronger family relationships as well as stronger bodies.

Fun and engaging, the Together Counts website sports an interactive map that shows progress and comments from families all across the country. The program contains built-in incentives to help families fulfill their pledge and track their progress. And within the site, families have the chance to share their fitness tips and ideas for a healthy lifestyle. There’s a bit of healthy competition as well—the Together Counts website posts “leaderboards” detailing top city, state, and national participants.

 The program has generated partnerships with an impressive number of sports organizations, food and beverage distributors, retailers, companies, and schools.

Log on to today and catch the spirit—together we can strengthen our families and create healthy lifestyles that will benefit our children in countless ways! It’s a gift of your love, time, and direction.

Together Counts!

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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