Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Dakota To Partner With West Acres On New Play Area

By Ryan Schuster Have you ever felt like you needed a little break while out shopping? Maybe the kids are getting antsy and want to run around and you need a little brain break. Early next month an improved new indoor playground will be unveiled at Fargo’s West Acres Shopping Center. The new playground, which…
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Rural Grants To Encourage Healthy Activity In Communities

By Najla Amundson We want to encourage rural health care providers to be champions of healthy activity in their communities. As part of our role as The Official Sponsor of Recess, we have announced that we will offer grant funding to providers who can develop new ideas to promote daily, physical activities as a break…
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Sometimes It’s OK To Play In The Mud

By Ryan Schuster I’m always telling my 7-year-old daughter not to jump in puddles or play in the mud. Rules are great and as parents we seem to have a lot of them (no eating on the furniture, wash your hands, don’t hit your sister). But sometimes we need to relax a little bit, have…
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We’re Bringing Recess Back!

By Najla Amundson We think it’s time you took a recess. And we’re making it a goal to ensure you do. Today we announced a statewide platform — The Official Sponsor of Recess — as our way of encouraging health and wellness among all North Dakotans. And the first program under this platform is geared…
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How You Can Use Playground Equipment For Exercise

By Ryan Schuster As the parent of a kindergartener and a second grader, I spend a good amount of time at playgrounds. I’m new to Fargo, but I’ve already toured at least 10 different playgrounds in the area with my kids. How close our home is to a playground even played a role in where…
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