Category Archives: Helath & Nutrition

Changes coming to the Nutrition Facts labels

On May 31, 2016 I challenged myself to go one day without sugar. I made it through the day so I thought I would keep the challenge going one day at a time. Over the last few days I have been … Continue reading

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5 Health Related Behaviors for Chronic Disease Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 75% of healthcare spending in the United States is on people with chronic conditions. The CDC has identified five key health related behaviors for chronic disease prevention. These five … Continue reading

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Five Benefits of Exercising as a Family

I am always looking for ways to spend more time with my kids. It is so easy to get caught up in sitting at home together with everyone on their own tablet or computer. What can we do to be … Continue reading

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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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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 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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