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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. Internet Safety Tips for Parents

    March 28, 2013

    Internet Safety for ChildrenAs a parent, you may not have had computers and the Internet while growing up, but this technology is often easily available for today’s kids. Children are getting exposed to computers at younger and younger ages.

    Though the Internet can be beneficial for educational, social and entertainment purposes, it also can expose users young and old to dangerous websites and situations if used without caution. As your child’s computer literacy and Internet usage grow, keep these basic points in mind while teaching safe use of the Internet:

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  2. Shape Up While You Shop — 5 Simple Steps!

    March 18, 2013

    Couple Walking Up StairsExercise on the go

    If you’ve ever said “I don’t have time to exercise,” be forewarned. If you read this article, that excuse will go away. You see, you’re about to learn 5 super simple ways that moms, dads, grandmas, and granddads can exercise on the go by turning their shopping trips into workouts.

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  3. Can Sign Language Improve Your Baby’s Communication Skills?

    January 25, 2013

    Baby Learning Sign LanguageYou’re sitting with your baby, and out of the blue your child starts crying. Even though your child can’t talk yet, you start asking questions, as if your son or daughter can give you an answer. “Are you hungry?” “Did you hurt yourself?” “Does your tummy bother you?”

    Imagine how surprised you’d be if your baby actually answered. For many parents, it’s not surprising at all. It’s just baby sign language in action. With programs like Baby Signs®, more and more parents are using sign language as a tool to help toddlers and young children express themselves and communicate with others before they can speak clearly.

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  4. Exercise and Fitness: Surprising Health Benefits of Exercise

    December 24, 2012

    Group Exercise ClassMost fitness professionals will encourage adults and children to spend at least a half hour daily engaging in vigorous exercise to improve or maintain health. Active people, after all, feel better, live healthier lives and enjoy the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight. However, you may be surprised to learn about some health benefits of exercise that may be less obvious but are still highly important to our overall well-being.

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  5. Give the Gift of Fitness

    December 8, 2012

    Group Fitness ClassGet your holiday list in shape with these unique gifts.

    Even fun and festive gift items can grow tiresome when you purchase them for loved ones year after year. Why not take a fresh approach this season and brainstorm unique holiday gift ideas that will truly keep on giving –  such as better health and fitness?

    Consider the following fitness gifts for kids who spend too much time texting, for a husband who works hard but doesn’t play enough with his kids, for grandparents who may need more exercise, or for friends who do everything for everyone but themselves. You can even make your participation in the activity part of the fitness gift. These unique holiday gift ideas are certain to warm up the hearts – and muscles – of everyone on your list this season:

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