This year, in observance of "Every Kid Healthy Week", HealthCARE Express and The Sportsplex want to help celebrate and support sound nutrition, regular physical activity, and other health-promoting programs among children.

"Every Kid Healthy Week" is a weeklong national observance during the week of April 23-28 created to bring health consciousness and awareness to the minds of parents and children. Every Kid Healthy Week focuses on improving health and wellness of children, not only so that they can lead healthier and happier lives, but so they can become better prepared to learn in school too! A healthy body equals a healthy mind, after all.

HealthCARE Express and The Sportsplex will be hosting different events during the week, doing something special each day to bring attention to Every Kid Healthy Week. Every day has its own theme:


Fitness is a Walk in the Park

This day focuses on getting out and moving your feet by encouraging Texarkana citizens to come out and walk around Spring Lake park with HealthCARE Express and their lovable mascot, Klondike at 5:30 p.m.


Family Fitness Night

Bring the whole family to The Sportsplex at 5:30 p.m. and workout together.


A Taste of Health Day

As a family, try out a fruit or vegetable you’ve never tried before. You may be surprised and find something new that you enjoy.


Yoga in the Park

The Sportsplex is hosting a yoga in the park night at 5:30 p.m. All you need is a mat and a bottle of water. Learn yoga with your children so you can all participate in something healthy and relaxing.


XLR8 Open House

Finish off your week with a bang by bringing the kids out to Xcelerate Athletix for an open house from 9:30 am to 11 am! The kids will get to try out the program, and you will learn how to keep your kids athletically active this summer!

On top of these events, HealthCARE Express will also be hosting daily challenges for you and your family to take part in:

Move It Move It Dance Monday

Dance is a great cardio exercise. Post a short video of you and your family dancing on HealthCARE Express’ Facebook page.

Two for You Tuesday

Do the following exercises with your family and repeat twice, two jumping jacks, two squats, two pushups, two sit ups and two-minute run in place. Take a picture or video of your family doing this and post it on the Facebook page.

Wellness Snack Attack Wednesday

Post a picture of your family's healthy snack for the day on the Facebook page.

Thirst it Up Thursday

Everyone in your family will only drink water today. Take a picture of all of you with your water bottles and post it to HealthCARE Express’s Facebook.

Fun Playground Olympics

Normally, when you think of going to the playground you imagine your kids running around and playing while you sit on a bench. The apex of physical activity might include pushing your child on the swing. This is not the case in Playground Olympics. Each piece of Playground equipment becomes an “event” and each family member becomes an Olympian. Like the others, take a photo or a video of your family participating in this challenge to the HealthCARE Express Facebook page.

Competing in all the challenges puts you in the running for an awesome prize! Each time you compete in a challenge, you receive one more entry into the drawing. So, it’s definitely in your best interest to do every one.

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