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Mar 09, 2009

Healthy Monday - Make it a stress-free Monday

Stress is part of daily life, but it's also linked to heart disease and depression. Exercise shrinks the production of stress hormones and counteracts your body's stress responses while helping you and the kids shed tension and restore calmness and cl...
Mar 04, 2009

National Recess Week reminds kids about the importance of being active

This week is National Recess Week and schools all over America are celebrating it with special recess activities.But what is behind this recognition week. It's about the importance of getting kids active. It's about getting kids to playground to play, ...
Feb 25, 2009

Oscars Wall-E Movie Importance of Fitness Activities For Kids

I enjoyed the Oscars this week! Probably like so many, I ran out to get a copy of some of the most nominated Oscar movies! On my list was Wall-E. I decided to watch Wall-E since: it was up for so many academy awards to see what this kids movie was...
Feb 23, 2009

Healthy Monday- Try some indoor activities to get your family movin!

Indoor workouts can help keep you fit through winter and present an opportunity to try a new exercise. Yoga and Pilates combine strength, balance and flexibility, as do workouts on inflatable exercise balls. Spin classes, cardio machines and free weigh...
Feb 20, 2009

Will a fat Barbie or Superman send the right message to fight childhood obesity?

There was mixed responses from a bold move created by the Active Life Movement: Barbie . This is a wonderful organization that is committed promoting healthy living. In their fight against childhood obesity, they attempted to send a strong mess...
Feb 18, 2009

Fighting childhood obesity movement focuses on babies

We used to think a chubby baby was a sign of a healthy baby. How many times have we heard someone say " that is just baby fat, they will lose it when they grow!"Well for many babies that is not the case. We now know that if a baby gains too much weight...
Feb 09, 2009

Children's nutrition- eating healthy foods helps children to improve their grades!

Sometimes we get too focused on childhood obesity and we may end up sending the wrong message. Parents whose child(ren) are not overweight may think that the message about healthy eating, the importance of daily exercise and a balanced meal are not mea...
Feb 09, 2009

Healthy Monday- Celebrate Valentine's Day with extra kindness to your heart

Be your own Valentine and take care of your heart. Assess your risk of cardiac disease with your doctor. Safeguard your heart with at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days and a diet low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol and sodium. Avoid se...
Jan 30, 2009

Daily Nutrition and Fitness Tips For Healthy Kids and Families - Printable Calendar

We launched our daily health tip widget at the beginning of the year. It is an easy, quick way to get a reminder each day of ways to improve your family and child's health. Remember, it is all about small changes in our lifestyle can add up to reall...
Jan 28, 2009

Small Change Summit- A Healthier America One Change at a Time

I had the opportunity to attend the "Small Change" summit held by the USDA in Washington DC earlier this month. I was invited to attend as a representative for Nourish Interactive along with other corporate partners. Corporate partners are organizati...
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