Category Archives: Health & Nutrition

Four Stretching Exercises to Add to your Daily Routines

Many of us do not spend enough time stretching even though we know the many benefits. Adding a variety of stretching exercises to your daily routines can help reduce stress, ease lower back pain, improve circulation, and increase mobility. I … Continue reading

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Four Jumping Exercises to Improve Athleticism

Many of our children are involved in sports. We want our children to have fun and succeed in their activities. Many times the kids are working on sport specific skills. Coaches do not have the time to incorporate athletic skill … Continue reading

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Exercise Improves Insulin Sensitivity

New research came out which found that exercise training in adults with pre-diabetes helps to improve pancreatic beta cell function.  This means that exercise helped improve insulin sensitivity in people who are pre-diabetic. The participants in the study exercised 5 … Continue reading

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Pre-school Children’s Attention Improved with Exercise

New research found that preschool children benefit from a single bout of exercise. The researchers examined the effects of a 30 minute exercise session on cognitive function. The results showed the exercise sessions improved the preschoolers ability to pay attention. … Continue reading

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Does your home environment promote physical activity?

A recent study found that the home environment is an important influence on the sedentary behavior and physical activity in children. What the researchers found from observational studies was that the role of the parent was important on influencing the … Continue reading

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These 4 simple exercises can reduce your risk of knee injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries have increased 400 percent over the last 10 years. The ACL is the most important of the four ligaments that connect the bones of the knee joint in order to stabilize during normal and athletic … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter and Yogurt Dip

Peanut Butter and Yogurt Dip  My 12 year old daughter made this yesterday.  It was a healthy snack that everyone enjoyed and she could prepare it all by herself. Makes ¾ cup, 6 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1/3 … Continue reading

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How to Talk to your Kids about Weight and Health-Body Image

What do you do when your child asks “Am I fat?” and says she wants to go on a diet. Your child is emotional because she says she looks different than other girls. What are you going to say? How … Continue reading

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How to talk to your kids about weight and health BMI-What is it?

Body Mass Index or BMI is a calculation of a person’s weight in relation to height. It is a screening tool that is available to help provide information on whether or not a person is underweight, healthy weight, overweight, or … Continue reading

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How do you talk to your children about weight and health?- Part 2

In part 1 I wrote about some of the factors that make it difficult for parents to talk to their children about weight and health issues. In this post I would like to provide some tips on how to talk … Continue reading

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