Should I Give My Kids Supplements?

Should I Give My Kids Supplements?

Fruits, grains, protein and vegetables are all a part of the classic “food pyramid”. A newer representation of this handy graphic, called MyPlate, can be found at www.choosemyplate.gov offering an easy reminder for all of us to eat healthy. A variety of foods offer our children the vitamins and minerals needed to maintain active, healthy lifestyles.…

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Tips on Curbing Childhood Obesity with Portion Control

childhood obesity

With school starting up and schedules becoming packed, many families return to familiar routines. For some, this can mean a routine of chaos. With school, extra-curricular activities, and sports, you and your family may find yourselves in a rush and begin neglecting the healthy lifestyle you were able to maintain with more ease during the…

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Tips to Boost the Immune System After Heading Back To School

boost your immune system

Most of the time, our immune systems work quite well to keep us healthy. It does a wonderful job regulating itself and doesn’t necessarily need that much help. As we prepare our kids for school and the upcoming fall and winter months, it’s helpful to understand that there may be times when our immune system…

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How to Spot Eating Disorders in Your Teen

How to Spot an Eating Disorder in Your Teen

Eating disorders include extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding both the issues of food and the person’s weight. However, these disorders often go unnoticed by the victim’s family and friends. Eating disorders often develop during the teenage years or the stage of early adulthood. The most common eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating…

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Nutrition & Exercise Needs For Teens

Nutrition & Exercise Needs For Teens

Between balancing academics, a part time job and extracurricular activities, being a teenager is no easy feat. Your teen’s hectic schedule may interfere with receiving the proper nutrition and exercise his or her growing body needs. With these simple nutrition and fitness tips, your teen will have more energy to lead a happy, healthy lifestyle:…

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What’s All the Fuss About Vitamin D?

Songs are written about it. Psychologists have proven that it can lift our spirits. It warms us, mystifies babies with its dancing beams, and creates a perfect day for us at the beach. Without it, our solar system wouldn’t even exist! Of course we are talking about the sun! Sunshine provides all of us with…

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Foods to Avoid If Your Child Has ADHD

foods to avoid for a child with adhd

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a mental disorder that makes it hard to concentrate or sit still, potentially causing a child to have bursts of impulsivity. According to the CDC, ADHD affects almost 6.5 million children in America. ADHD cannot be cured, but it can be treated with a variety of methods. Before…

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The Dangers of Energy Drinks

Alright, Parents, what do you think about when your child presents with these symptoms? SYMPTOMS: Insomnia, anxiety, headache, increased heart rate, heart palpitations, and high blood pressure. There are probably many possibilities but a likely culprit is consumption of energy drinks. Energy drinks were first introduced in the late 1980’s and presently bring in $5…

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