Distance Learning Resources

Distance Learning Resources

HEAL is proud to help educators, students, and families teach and practice healthy behaviors that are fun and effective.

Christy Swaid, Founder

Christy Swaid, Founder

Here is a short video that shares how Christy embraced a healthy lifestyle and created HEAL United.

Exercise for Fitness

Exercise for Fitness

Exercise is a great way to spend time with friends and family and HEAL makes...

Ideas for Exercising with Kids

Finding time to exercise can be difficult, especially so if you juggle a work schedule and have young children at home. Encouraging your children to exercise with you is a winning solution! – We know that healthy habits established in childhood are more likely to...

Tips to Help Kids Exercise

Children naturally love to play and move their bodies, but like all of us they often need some encouragement and motivation. Good PE teachers and athletic coaches know that the key to getting and keeping kids (and adults) healthy is to make exercise less about “work”...

Fun Tips to Get Moving with Your Dog

According to a nationwide survey of pet owners, about 85 million American families own dogs. Sadly, many vets report that the majority of dogs are overweight, putting them at all kinds of health risks, including arthritis, heart and breathing conditions, and ACL...

Take a Walk!

Did you know that taking a simple walk outdoors is a form of preventive medicine? Exercising in nature supports mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Throughout Alabama, there are hundreds of miles of beautiful trails ranging from wide, urban and suburban,...

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Governor Ivey’s Heal Day

Governor Ivey’s Heal Day

As part of its HEAL Day celebration in Montgomery, an Alabama nonprofit advocating for health and literacy will host Governor Kay Ivey for the introduction of a new book written by its founder. Ivey will read the book, written by HEAL founder and CEO Christy Swaid, to 200 children in the state capitol auditorium. The Ultimate Treasure...

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Fruit Poppyseed Salad

Fruit Poppyseed Salad

Dressing: try balsamic, raspberry, or other vinaigrette. Don’t have these cheeses? Try low-fat mozzarella or cheddar.

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