Wellness


Ways to Exercise When Short on Time

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How can you exercise when short on time? Finding the time to exercise can be difficult. Work, family and other responsibilities can make it seem impossible to find sufficient time to exercise. Current recommendations suggest that adults get about 30 minutes of exercise a day. Here are three ways to fit 30 minutes of exercise […]

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What to Know About Food Labels: Differences Between Organic, Natural and Healthy

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If you are trying to eat healthier, you may know that reading food labels is an excellent way to become more aware of what you and your family eat. However, advertising and packaging can make deciphering food labels difficult. Today, we will discuss the differences between “organic”, “natural”, and “healthy”. Here are 5 things to […]

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Steps Towards Becoming a Physically Active Family

Becoming a Physically Active Family

Are you taking steps toward becoming a physically active family? Physical activity is integral to health, and there are many small steps you can take as a family to increase physical activity and improve your family’s health. Steps toward becoming a physically active family 1. Use What’s Available. Exercise does not have to be fancy […]

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Anxiety and Stress: 3 Ways Meditation Can Help

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Let’s look at ways meditation can help with anxiety and stress. Anxiety affects approximately 40 million Americans, and meditation, along with therapy and medication, can be a helpful to address anxiety and stress. Anxiety and stress have concrete effects on the physical body, triggering the release of stress hormones and impacting parts of the brain. […]

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Nutrition Tips for 4 Year Olds and 5 Year Olds

Nutrition Tips for 4 Year Olds and 5 Year Olds

Let’s look at some nutrition tips for 4 year olds and 5 year olds. Your child’s preschool and kindergarten years are a good time to establish healthy eating habits. At this age, children should be eating the same foods as the rest of the family. Children at this age are also capable of deciding whether […]

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Ways to Help Your Child Build Self Esteem

Help Your Child Build Self Esteem

Let’s look at ways to help your child build self esteem. Self-esteem is the way in which an individual perceives him or herself. Parents contribute greatly to a child’s self-esteem, and a parents’ perceptions and expectations of their child affect their child greatly. A healthy sense of self-esteem will help your child to flourish at […]

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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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