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Jun 15, 2009

Healthy Monday - Great day for the family to get moving and be active

The family that moves together on Monday, sticks together all week. Start this Monday with a family stroll around the block. Hike, swim or shoot hoops. Bond while you build health! Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. Every Monday, you ...
Jun 10, 2009

Kids and high blood pressure - Is your pediatrician screening your child?

High blood pressure and children are usually not something we think about in the same sentence. Most parents would not worry about their child having high blood pressure because we think this is an adult disease.These facts about hypertension in child...
Jun 08, 2009

New study says controlling kids food may not lead to childhood obesity

A new study published in the Obesity Journal indicates that mother's who restrict their child food intake, may not be contributing to childhood obesity. For a while now, it has been a concern that limiting food intake may cause a child to actually gai...
Jun 01, 2009

Can Childhood Obesity be Combated by Adding More PE Classes - A New Study Says No

A new study presented at the 17th annual European Congress on Obesity is challenging the nation that adding more PE classes to school time will make a difference in childhood obesity. The study found that: kids who exercised more in school tended t...
May 27, 2009

Start Planning Your School's National Walk to School Day - Plan a Memorable Event

It may seem a little early to talk about the International Walk to School Day scheduled for October 7, 2009.  But as they say, it is never to early to start planning.This is a good opportunity to make it a fun day for the kids/families and really rais...
May 25, 2009

Keep your family healthy and avoid summer weight gain with these easy healthy kids' tips

Help your child avoid summertime weight gain.A study found that kids body mass index increased during summer break.It's not too hard to figure out why kids may be gaining weight over summer. And it is probably the result of several factors, not just o...
May 25, 2009

Healthy Monday - This Monday rev up by relaxing

Spend 30 minutes a day taking a stroll, stretching or doing yoga, playing with the kids, playing with the dog, meditating, reading or listening to music. Regular relaxation keeps energy levels high.Mondays are a great day to renew Family Health vows. ...
May 18, 2009

Keep Healthy Eating for Kids and Family a Priority Even in Bad Economy

A study released by the American Heart Association in March 2009, indicates that Americans are cutting back on healthy habits during this difficult economic times. The study focuses on adults, but we know that many adults are also parents!Here is some ...
May 15, 2009

Michelle Obama visits Sesame Street and promotes healthy eating and being active

Michelle Obama is truly rising as one of our most health minded mothers/First Lady. First, she is planting a garden in the White House and now she is on Sesame Street promoting healthy habits.Here is a cute public service announcement Michelle Obama ...
May 04, 2009

Mother's Day Cards and Gift of Time Certificates Coloring Pages- Great Gifts for Kids to Give Mom

It is that time of the year, where kids (adults too!) stop and recognize how wonderful mothers are. There are many ways for kids to thank mom for her special and loving ways that don't cost money.With mother's day quickly approaching, we have created ...
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