Ways to Eat Mindfully this Holiday Season

December 7, 2018 Ways to Eat Mindfully

Do you try to eat mindfully? How about at the Holidays? The holiday season can be an especially difficult time to stick to your healthy eating resolutions.  However, you can enjoy your favorite foods and still have a healthy diet. Mindful eating and paying attention to what you eat can help you to maintain your […]

3 Ways to Help Kids Handle Stress

November 30, 2018 help kids handle stress

Let’s look at ways to help kids handle stress. While we do not often think of stress and anxiety as it applies to kids, children are just as susceptible to the effects of stress as adults. Between school, after school activities and social pressure, kids can also suffer from anxiety and stress. Here, 3 ways […]

Ways to Help Kids Learn Portion Control

November 26, 2018 portion control

Portion control is a fundamental part of any healthy diet. However, portions in restaurants and homes have increased, and the food industry serves more food than necessary. Large portions can lead to being overweight, and many numerous health problems. We all tend eat as much as what is put in front of us, so learning […]

Easy Ways to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

November 16, 2018 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Trying to stay healthy this holiday season will be no easy task. Eating well during the holidays can be difficult. However, it is definitely possible to stick to your healthy eating goals while still celebrating with friends and family. Keep reading for 3 easy ways to stay healthy this holiday season. Be Healthy This Holiday […]

Your Child CAN Start Weight Lifting

November 9, 2018 Your Child CAN start Weight Lifting

If your child is interested in lifting weights or joining a fitness class, you might be wondering if it is safe for kids to lift weights. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, strength training is safe for kids 8 years and over. Strength or resistance training may involve free weights, weight machines, resistance bands […]

Dealing with a Picky Eater

November 2, 2018 Dealing with a Picky Eater

Dealing with a Picky Eater? Here are 5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods. Many parents know that getting children at any age to try new foods can be a struggle. However, it’s important that kids get a variety of healthy foods in their diet to meet their nutritional needs. Here, 5 […]

The 4 A’s of Stress Management

October 26, 2018 The 4 A’s of Stress Management

In the first part of our stress management blog, we suggested simple tools to help identify and moderate your stress. In today’s blog, we will discuss the 4 A’s of stress management: avoid, alter, adapt and accept. When reacting to stressors, remembering the 4 A’s and choosing one to apply to the scenario on hand […]

Tools for Family Stress Management

October 19, 2018 family stress management

Let’s talk about family stress management. It might seem that there’s nothing you can do to manage the sources of stress in your life. However, stress is a powerful emotion that puts your mental and physical well-being at risk. Learning to manage stress is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. The next two blogs […]

Stay Fit this Fall: 5 Fun Activities for the Whole Family

October 12, 2018 ways to stay fit this Fall

Let’s look at ways to stay fit this Fall. Fall is a fantastic time to keep up the activity level of summer. As the weather cools, there are many opportunities to get outside and be active. If you are struggling to keep the family active with the transition back to school, here are 5 fun […]

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 […]