Health & Safety

Tips to keep your family healthy and safe

When days get hectic it's hard to find time to prepare healthy meals or stay active as a family. Gerber Life puts quick, healthy recipes and workout routines for you and your family right at your fingertips. We also share tips for helping to keep your family safe, such as how to avoid everyday dangers. Because it's so important to take good care of your family, we hope that our tips for raising healthy families will give you the kind of practical information that can help you do just that.

  1. Health & Fitness Apps for Dads

    Dad Exercising With SonThese days, dad is joining mom in the quest to “do it all.” Balancing job, childcare and housework is increasingly the goal of both parents.

    Indeed, dads today are active co-parents and sometimes even primary caregivers. This takes energy, which requires a focus on fitness. After all, dad can’t run after the kids if he’s struggling to get off of the couch after a hard day of vacuuming.

    Even as dads are stepping up, the digital world is stepping in, with a host of health-promoting “apps” (short for “applications” software used on smartphones or other mobile device).  Here are some great health and fitness apps for dads that are free or inexpensive to download. Check to see if they’re compatible with the operating system on dad’s mobile device:

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  2. Living Green On The Go

    Coworkers Riding Bikes To WorkGoing green at home is easy, but when you’re constantly on the go – driving the kids back and forth to school, attending sporting events and running errands, not to mention getting yourself to work and back again – living green presents a bit of a challenge. What’s an environmentally conscious family to do when the realities of everyday life get in the way of a green lifestyle?

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  3. 10 Ideas for Family Fun and Fitness

    Family Staying Fit TogetherThe growing obesity epidemic and our increasingly hectic lifestyles make finding ideas for active family fun all the more important. Active families benefit by spending quality time with one another, while instilling habits that can improve health and strengthen relationships.

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  4. Tips to Look, Feel Younger – Without All The Work

    Young, Healthy Mother and DaughterAh, the words every mother and grandmother wants to hear. “You look so young!” It’s good to feel good about yourself. Why not? You work hard. You provide support and stability for your family. You love your kids or grandkids unconditionally.

    For this Mother’s Day we’ve searched far and wide to provide you with a collection of five simple tips for looking and feeling younger:

  5. Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget

    Shopper Buying Healthy GroceriesThe average American grocery store is full of pitfalls. From processed food to fat-laden convenience items, it can be hard to navigate the supermarket landscape, especially with kids in tow. With a little know-how you can beat the grocery shopping blues and learn to buy healthy food on a budget. Here are some ways:

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