Reasons to Include Iron Rich Foods in Your Child’s Diet

October 5, 2018 include iron in your child’s

There are many good reasons to include iron rich foods in your child’s diet. The mineral iron is an important nutrient in any healthy diet. Iron enables hemoglobin to carry oxygen in the blood, so that oxygen can get to the body’s tissues and organs. Iron is found in dark leafy greens and meats, and […]

3 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

September 28, 2018 3 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Let’s examine the health benefits of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate can be a healthy treat, as part of a balanced diet. Dark chocolate is also rich in antioxidants and can offer numerous benefits when enjoyed in moderation. Here are 3 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate 1. Rich in Nutrients. Choose a dark chocolate that is low […]

Breaking Unhealthy Eating Habits: 3 Ways to Begin

September 21, 2018 Breaking Unhealthy Eating Habits

Do your kids have unhealthy eating habits? Teaching your kids healthy eating habits is giving them tools they will use throughout life. Kids who establish healthy eating habits tend to stick with them as adults, and research shows that children who become overweight are more likely to experience weight-related health issues as adults. However, what […]

3 Reasons to Try Yoga For Stress Relief

September 14, 2018 Reasons to Try Yoga For Stress Relief

Have you considered Yoga For Stress Relief? Fall is nearly here, and with the change of seasons can often come new stressors and responsibilities. If you are finding yourself overwhelmed by stress this season, it might be time to give yoga a try. Yoga can offer us tools to manage stress, and help us learn […]

Exercising in Hot Weather: How to Keep Kids Safe

September 7, 2018 tips for Exercising in Hot Weather

Let’s look at some tips for Exercising in Hot Weather. Summer is a wonderful time of year to exercise outside, but hotter temperatures also bring more safety concerns. If the body’s temperature regulation system becomes overtaxed, you or your kids could be at risk of developing a heat-related illness. Here, how to keep your family […]

How Stress Effects Kids: How Yoga Can Help

August 31, 2018 how stress effects kids

Let’s look at how stress effects kids. Stress is a natural part of life, and short-term stress is an essential part of normal development. What we call stress is the body’s response to something it perceives as a threat. When kids experience short-lived stress, it gives them the opportunity to develop the skills and resilience […]

Too Much Exercise in Teens: What to Look For

August 24, 2018 too much exercise

Is your teen getting too much exercise? Exercise has many positive benefits, but like anything, too much exercise is not healthy either. Compulsive exercise is defined by a person feeling compelled to exercise, instead of choosing to do so, and struggling with guilt or anxiety if unable to exercise. Defining an appropriate activity level for […]

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 […]