The intentional lessons we teach our children make up only a small portion of what they learn from us. […]
With February being American Heart Month, we can raise awareness about heart disease and how we can prevent it – both at home and in the community. Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and while some conditions and defects are hereditary, there are quite a few conditions that can be prevented and even treated with the aid of healthy lifestyle choices. Here are some examples of how we can make more heart-healthy choices.
A recent study published in Obesity International reports that six years after their dramatic and well publicized weight loss on the TV show “The Biggest Loser,” most contestants had regained the pounds—and on top of that, their metabolic rate had slowed and they were burning fewer calories than before starting the show…
How many of you know someone who will go on a diet because they are getting married, planning a tropical vacation where they’ll have to dawn the dreaded swimsuit, or the common “it’s almost summertime” diet? Perhaps you know someone who does this, or maybe this IS you! While it may seem harmless to diet when we feel like losing a few pounds, what we may not know are the negative effects of weight cycling.
When it comes to making positive lifestyle changes, what we eat can be one of the most difficult habits to change-and stick with. A lot of approaches these days involve an overhaul of current habits, and can easily overwhelm you with feeling like you don’t know where to start. Here are 5 of our favorite small choices that can allow you to start feeling the benefits of healthy foods, while still being easily implementable.
Wearable technology coupled with numerous apps allow us to take charge of our lives as we seek augmented health and athleticism. But just how inaccurate are these little devices? Is there a way to make better use of our fitness trackers?
We are all familiar with the golden rule of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” but when did it become okay for us to be unkind to our bodies in the way that we think, feed, and treat ourselves? Here are 9 mantras to help get you on the path to having greater self-compassion.
This recipe from melskitchencafe.com is the perfect way to give a “super” kick to your morning! It has no saturated fat, and combines the perfect blend of greens, fruits & vegetables. There is no added sugar, but it is rich in both Vitamins A and C. It is naturally and perfectly sweet in every way.
Weight can be an extraordinarily sensitive subject for children and teens. Deciding how to approach weight issues with young people deserves careful attention. Here are some tips for discussing weight with kids.