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Feb 22, 2010

New report shows kids spend too much time in front of entertainment devices

The Kaiser Family Foundation released a report in January showing just how much time kids were spending on entertainment media, like tv, video, computer, ipod etc in a typical day.  The study was conducted with kids from 8 to 18 years old.You may surpr...
Feb 22, 2010

Healthy Monday - Recharge your batteries

Include some rest and relaxation in your schedule this Monday. Not only will you feel better, you’ll have more energy and a positive attitude for tackling your to-do list!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find ...
Feb 17, 2010

Let's Move - new organization devoted to helping kids get healthier

Michelle Obama speaks out on the new initiative "Let's Move"Let’s Move will give parents the support they need, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of ...
Feb 08, 2010

Healthy Monday - A bicycle built for fun

Invite family, friends or that special someone to exercise with you this week! Plan an outing that includes fun physical activity, like dancing, skiing or bowling.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some hea...
Jan 20, 2010

Kids need three kinds of activities to keep their bones, muscles and heart healthy.

In my last post I discussed some tips on how to help kids to be active as a part of a daily lifestyle.To build on that, I wanted to talk a little more about exercise.There are three kinds of exercise that important for your child.1.  Aerobic exercise f...
Jan 18, 2010

Help your kids be active every day with fun activities.

Help the kids get active is a great healthy goal for kids and families.Getting kids to be active is more than enrolling them in sports.  Sporting activities are great but sometimes the focus of sport is winning and losing and not necessarily the need t...
Jan 18, 2010

Healthy Monday - Get the family active by find activities that they enjoy.

Perform an Activity Analysis. Think about why you haven’t been physically active and then brainstorm ways to move forward. Remember, exercise doesn’t have to be expensive, taxing or boring!Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Mond...
Jan 11, 2010

List of healthy goals for kids- ideas by age group

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a guide of age appropriate healthy resolutions for kids.This is great because sometimes it is hard to know what is a good goal for a younger child.  We want goals to be healthy and achievable.  And ...
Jan 11, 2010

Health Monday - Set small attainable goals for a healthy start to the year.

Cherish Every Pound- If you need to lose weight, take it slow. 1 to 2 lbs. per week is a healthy and sustainable weight loss goal.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you will find some healthy tip to help your family sta...
Dec 23, 2009

Healthy holiday fun name cards for the table promote health.

Everyone is getting ready for the holiday and looking for creative ways to liven up their table. Remember, how I am always saying to make nutrition fun. Well here is a simple and free activity that reminds kids to be healthy!For your special holiday ...
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