An epidemic has been spreading among American children for more than 30 years: childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately one in three children are overweight, and 18 percent of all children between ages 6 and 19 are classified as obese. A lack of physical activity is part of the problem, but access to junk food also plays a major role in weight gain.
If your kids are hooked on empty-calorie or sugar-filled foods, there are some ways you can break unhealthy habits and set the foundation for a healthy lifestyle:
This Mother’s Day, give your children the best gift of all by staying healthy for them.
While family members ponder what gifts to give mom on Mother’s Day, let’s turn the tables and ponder what gift mom could give to her family. Her love, of course, but what about her own good health?
So moms, as you soak in everyone’s love and gratitude this Mother’s Day, think about ways that you can be – and stay – healthy. It’s a gift that you’ll be giving yourself, as well as to your family.
10 items every diaper bag should have (besides diapers).
As a new parent, your baby isn’t the only new cargo you’ll be carrying around. With every baby comes a bulky diaper bag chock full of your little one’s greatest necessities. Although you probably know to pack plenty of diapers and wipes for your baby, here are some other necessities that could come in handy.
Easy ways to start eating healthier – without overhauling your diet.
Spring is the season of new beginnings, so you’re primed for some positive changes in your life. Wait a minute, isn’t that the way you felt back on Jan. 1 when you made the same lofty resolutions?
If you failed to make good on your New Year’s resolutions, hope is not lost and spring is eternal, right? Here are some simple strategies for eating – and feeling – healthier in the weeks and months ahead:
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, people everywhere are thinking about the things that are most important to their hearts. Although love and affection may fulfill emotional needs, your heart’s other needs must be attended to as well. Here are some tips for keeping your heart healthy and fit – not just for Valentine’s Day, but for years to come.