Wellness


Ways to Get Small Children to Move More

Ways to Get Small Children to Move More

Let’s look at ways to get small Children to move more.  Movement is healthy for all ages, and preschool aged children need to move to be healthy just as adults do. Regular exercise helps kids grow, builds muscle and bones, and develops motor skills. Here are 5 ways to Get Small Children to Move More […]

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Should Kids Take Vitamin Supplements?

Should Kids Take Vitamin Supplements

People often ask me, Should my kids take vitamin supplements. Vitamins and minerals are important elements of any healthy diet for children. While the human body cannot produce adequate amounts of many vitamins, obtaining these vitamins from nutritional foods is essential. Children with a balanced diet rarely need vitamin supplements; however, exceptions do exist. Consult […]

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Added Sugars: 3 Things to Look Out For

Added Sugars

Added sugars are sugars and syrups added to foods or beverages when they are processed or prepared. If you are focusing on eating healthy and staying within your calorie needs, look to limit added sugars. These are not the naturally occurring sugars founds in milk and fruits, and for a healthy diet, include a wide […]

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Probiotics, Prebiotics and Steps To Better Digestive Health

Prebiotics vs Probiotics

You’ve probably heard of probiotics, but what about prebiotics?  Here, we will explain what probiotics and prebiotics are, and how they can lead to better gut health.  Probiotics and prebiotics exist in supplement form, but they are widely available in an array of common, every day foods.  1. Probiotics Probiotics are active, live cultures just […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Food Traps

avoid food traps

Trying to avoid food traps but keep getting stuck? Food traps are situations and places that make it difficult to stick to your healthy eating plan. We all have to avoid food traps everyday, and here are some tips on avoiding common food traps. Vacations It can be difficult to stick to your regular diet […]

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Does your child have trouble sleeping after a divorce?

child trouble sleeping after a divorce

Does your child have trouble sleeping after a divorce? Every year, more than 1 million US children experience the divorce of their parents, and shared custody and traveling between 2 homes can make it difficult for kids to maintain a consistent sleep schedule. Sleep problems can include everything from thumb-sucking and bedwetting in younger children, […]

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3 Ways to Stay Active This Winter

ways to stay active this winter

Let’s look at some ways to stay active this winter. While it can be easy to get outside in the summer, winter weather can interfere with anyone’s best intentions to stay moving. Here, 3 simple and creative ways to keep moving even when the weather is less than ideal. ways to stay active this winter […]

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5 Ways to Help Kids Reduce Stress

Help Kids Reduce Stress

Let’s look at ways to help kids reduce stress. As a parent, you are probably well aware of the many stressors that your kids face. From pressure to do well in everything from school to sports to after school activities, today’s kids have a lot on their plates. Today, we will identify 5 actions you […]

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5 Ways to Apply SMART Goals to your New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions: The beginning of the year can be a great time to set goals, but people often fall behind on unrealistic and unattainable goals. Today, we will discuss how SMART goals can help you stick to your resolutions without the usual frustration. A S.M.A.R.T. goal is a goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, […]

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3 Types of Fats and How They Contribute to a Healthy Diet

types of fats

The three types of fats present in foods are saturated fat, unsaturated fat and trans fat. To reduce your risk for heart disease, cut back on saturated fat and trans fat, and focus of unsaturated fat. Here is a primer on the three types of fats, and what to aim for in a healthy diet. […]

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