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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Burke Playground

Having a clean playspace is always important and necessary. It improves the experience of users and promotes hygiene and health. With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, addressing the cleaning of playgrounds and recreation areas has taken on a new importance. When looking for information on cleaning community spaces, especially for COVID-19, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website is the best location to go to for current information and best practices. The CDC publishes Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations that ...

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Why We're Passionate About Movement

Keeping kids, families and communities moving is something we're passionate about - especially in these unprecedented times of uncertainty and social distancing. People are seeking time outdoors as a respite. And for good reason - outdoor play is a great way to curb too much screen time, loneliness, depression and anxiety. Some heartening news... people in the medical community are starting to take notice of the importance of time spent outdoors, moving and socializing. Articles like this one shared here ...

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sPEAKing Our Minds - The Importance of Water

It's 2020 and, for many of us, it's a time to set resolutions. Drinking and getting more water is low-hanging fruit... something we can do without a lot of effort and very little to no money! AND... a ton of benefits. Hydration matters, whether you're running, working out, or just trying to stay out of the dirt, your water intake is vital. Our bodies NEED water to function, plain and simple! There are so many wonderful effects water has ...

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sPEAKing Our Minds: How to Eat Healthier Around the Holidays

Notice we said healthier…lifestyle changes are sustainable and allow for us to indulge sometimes and still be on plan. The holiday season is upon us and many times families and friends get together and enjoy all types of food, prepared by different family members...and that last part is noted because everyone isn’t preparing the meal based on your dietary needs or wants.  Read more for some strategies that will help you enjoy the holidays and still come out on the ...

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sPEAKing Our Minds: COLD now, FAB later!!

Winter can be a cold and bitter time for a gym goer. The desire to workout is there, but it feels like mother nature just won’t have it. Sometimes, like bears, we wish we could just go into hibernation until that beautiful spring weather returns to rejuvenate us to get back into the swing of things. The only thing about hibernating like bears is that we might in turn end up looking like one! Not to say bears are ...

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sPEAKing Our Minds: Sorry, Sweetie...It’s Time to Break Up

No doubt about it, folks. We are in love with sugar. It’s like the bad boy (or girl) you had a major crush on in high school and couldn’t get enough of, even though everything about him was a horrible idea. You wanted him anyway. We will do anything for sugar. The food industry knows this. They keep adding more and more of it to our diet. “Give the people what they want!”, am I right? The problem is, ...