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As a parent, one of the greatest things you can do for your children is teach them about active and healthy lifestyles beginning at an early age. By focusing on four fundamentals of fitness (cardiovascular exercise, strength training, flexibility and nutrition), the Tyson Fitness Challenge is a great way for kids to learn about the importance of a well-balanced diet coupled with an active lifestyle. And, as a vehicle for raising funds for Children's Miracle Network, this program gives your children an opportunity to help other kids their age, who need the help.

Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. Each year the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. For more information about Children's Miracle Network, visit www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org.

As a parent, you may think of gymnastics as a difficult sport which involves the balance beam, or the pommel horse. While that is true, gymnastics is also a great way for children to learn about daily fitness and the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle. The Tyson Fitness Challenge provides the basics for your children to learn about cardio exercise, strength, flexibility and nutrition in a fun and challenging environment. The skills they learn through this program will give them the tools needed to compete in any sport they choose.

If your children are not currently enrolled in a gymnastics school, log on to www2.usa-gymnastics.org/search to find a gym near you. Once you’ve found a club, make sure to call and ask if they are hosting the Tyson Fitness Challenge this year.

If you already belong to a gymnastics club, ask the owner, or your child's instructor, if they are hosting the Tyson Fitness Challenge this year. If they aren't, direct them to this Web site and encourage them to register their club for this program. Not only will your children reap the benefits, but so will the millions of children touched each year by Children's Miracle Network.