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Say it Loud: The Power of the Girl Voice

10/11/2018

International Day of the Girl is all about celebrating girl power and encouraging girls to leave their mark on the world! This year, during the #LetsTellHer campaign for International Day of the Girl, Girls on the Run highlighted super girls like Kindhearted Kenidra who sounded off against gun violence, Magnificent Megan who lent her voice to safety, the Wise Wijsens who successfully spoke out about saving the environment and Amicable Acacia who helped heal the hurting with encouraging dialogue and a focus on friendship. But, these five girls aren’t done using their voices to positively impact people and communities all across the globe. They continue on, in solidarity with every girl who leads the way to change each day.  

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8 Ways to Encourage Girls to Use Their Voices

10/01/2018

When my daughter was a baby, she had no problem using her “voice” to tell everyone within earshot what she needed – she “communicated” without hesitation when she was hungry, tired or generally discontent. Now age three, she still speaks her mind at home, but I often wonder if she will take that same confidence with her into the world. Will she proudly and assuredly raise her voice to share her opinion? Will she stand up for others and convey her needs? While I cannot see the future, I know this is not something we as parents, teachers, coaches and others working with girls can afford to leave to chance. This is why movements like the #LetsTellHer campaign are so important. Earlier this year, Girls on the Run urged men and women to change the way we speak to girls. As we approach International Day of the Girl, we are encouraging girls to own their voices and change the narrative themselves.

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Living Well: Yoga for Runners

09/26/2018

National Women's Health and Fitness Day provided a wonderful opportunity to jump-start a yoga practice and add yoga to any running routine! Targeted yoga poses can stretch and strengthen the muscles used during a run, as well as those muscles that aren’t activated much when running. Yoga can also increase flexibility and improve range of motion. Try incorporating yoga before or after a run to warm your body up -- or to cool it down! In this article, you will find great yoga poses to incorporate into your physical activity routine.  

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