Megan Merchant's blog

How and Why to Monitor Your Resting Heart Rate 

What is your Cardiovascular System? 

2 Steps to Being a Superhero One thing all superhero movies have in coming are a hero that doesn’t want the job.  Frodo doesn’t want to carry the ring.  Spiderman wants to get married and settle down.  Luke just can’t find the force. Heroes everywhere have battles they ignore, run from, or try to side step.

Maybe Kids DO have the Answers to Fitness Whether you touch the life of one person or reach out to millions, people across America are finding creative ways to help everyone stay active.  Special guest Bill Barberg and his son Alec in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area are making a huge impact in their communities.  Here is their story:

Helping Your Child Swim: What is a New Parent to Do?

www.meganmerchant.comHere is an article I wrote, featured in Water Safety Magazine this past January, that seems more than appropriate for this hot July weather.  Enjoy! - Megan  

"Let's go!" Travel Music Giveaway It's summer; let's celebrate with travel music! Susie Tallman has donated THREE Let’s go! music CDs.  Thanks, Susie!

Over 15 Items/Ideas for Fitness during Travel It's time for summer vacation!  Here are the items I pack every trip to reach my daily fitness goals, boost my mental health, and keep my nutrition on track:  

How Do You Decide What to Read? Recently on Facebook I shared my trial to cut down on my shower time.  The main reason is that lately my "to read" pile is growing faster than I can keep up!  My 2 year old has quit napping and my 5 year old is two months from Kindergarten.  Luckily for the next blissful two weeks, I have 25 minutes of reading time at their combined City Pool swim lessons.  

My 5K Training: Day Thirteen 

6 Tips for Buying Camping Tents Our family of four is about ready for some hard-core outdoor fun.  But I’m the first to say I know ZERO about camping well.  This past Christmas my mission was to find (and impress) my outdoor-adventure husband with an awesome 4-person tent.  
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