Ways to Help Your Kids Build Strong Bones

August 17, 2018 strong bones

Strong bones are important for kids, as children build about 40 percent of their bone mass between the ages of 9 and 14. Girls reach 90 percent of their bone mass by age 18, and boys reach 90 percent of their bone mass by age 20. Nutrition and physical activity have a large impact of […]

Lactose Intolerance in Children: 3 Things to Know

August 10, 2018 lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance occurs when the body makes too little of the enzyme lactase, which the body needs to break lactose down into glucose and galactose. When there’s not enough lactase in the body, lactose doesn’t get broken down in the small intestine, and instead passes into the large intestine where bacteria ferments it into gases […]

Healthy Drinks for Kids: 3 Things to Know

August 3, 2018 Healthy Drinks for Kids

It may surprise you to learn that what your kids drink can have just as much of an impact on their health as what they eat. Today, we will discuss the best healthy drinks for kids to keep your little ones healthy and hydrated. Stick to Water and Milk. Water has zero calories, zero sugar […]

3 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Exercise

July 27, 2018 Motivate Your Kids to Exercise

Let’s look at ways to motivate your kids to exercise. Current guidelines suggest that kids get at least an hour a day of activity. This hour is probably easily met with younger kids, who run outside at recess, play games and are generally active. However, as kids get older, the demands on their time increase, […]

Ways to End Fights Over Family Dinner

July 20, 2018 End Fights Over Family Dinner

Having fights over family dinner? Is family dinner time stressful and more of a family fight? Cooking and eating meals together is a great way to implement healthy eating habits as a family. However, unpleasant food fights with your children can set any healthy eating plan awry. Ways to End Fights Over Family Dinner 1. Set […]

Exploring Forward Bends in Yoga: 3 Things to Know

July 13, 2018 Exploring Forward Bends in Yoga

Whether you are new to yoga or a more seasoned yoga student, you might be aware of how often forward bends are taught in yoga classes. However, forward bends can be complex poses that require a lot of strength and mobility. If you are frustrated with your forward folds, our yoga workshop at KareBoost Health […]

Fresh vs. Frozen Produce: Which Fruits and Vegetables are Best?

July 6, 2018 fresh vs. frozen produce

Let’s compare fresh vs. frozen produce as well as canned produce. If you are trying to eat healthier, you are probably including more fruits and vegetables in your diet. However, shopping for groceries can be confusing with the amount of selection available. This blog covers the differences between fresh, canned and frozen fruits, and what […]

Take Advantage of Seasonal Summer Produce

June 29, 2018 Seasonal Summer Produce

Are you taking advantage of seasonal summer produce? Seasonal eating simply means eating what is in season, right now.  Eating seasonally can have health benefits, as it can add variety to your diet and introduce you to new fruits and vegetables. Here are 5 easy tips to get started this summer, including what to look […]

Ways to Exercise When Short on Time

June 22, 2018 exercise when short on time

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 […]

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

June 15, 2018 food labels

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 […]