See how mindfulness helps you live in the moment. By Mayo Clinic If you’ve heard of or read about mindfulness meditation — also known as mindfulness — you might be curious about how to practice it. Find out how to do mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a … Continue reading Mindfulness Exercises
by Loyola Medicine Though the walking from door to door on Halloween night is a great way to get kids to exercise, the bags full of candy at the end of their route are a scary reminder of the childhood obesity epidemic. For instance, you’d have to bike for about 20 minutes just to burn … Continue reading Halloween Doesn’t Have to Add to Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Day Care Snacks Lacking in Nutritional ValueStudy indicates snacking is a “missed opportunity”by Kathy Francis From animal crackers to gummy fruit snacks and calorie-laden juice drinks, kids in child care are not getting the nutrition they need from daily snacks, according to a new study from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center published online in the … Continue reading Day Care Snacks Lacking in Nutritional Value
By Dr. Kristen Copeland I realized the need for a research study as I was picking up my youngest daughter from child care. She was three years old at the time, and like many her age, a very picky eater. As a conversation starter, I asked her what she would like for dinner. She promptly … Continue reading All Snacks are not Created Equal
by Dr. Janine Darby Did you know that 13.7 million children and adolescents are overweight just in the United States alone? Even worse, obesity at such a young age is crippling leaving many children susceptible to… Mobility issues. Type 2 diabetes. High blood pressure. Cardiovascular disease. Mental health issues. Sleep apnea. Chronic joint pain. And … Continue reading How to Help Your Kids Live A Healthy, Active Lifestyle.
By Mayo Clinic Diagnosis The BMI (Body Mass Index) helps indicate if your child is overweight for his or her age and height. Using the growth chart, your doctor determines your child’s weight percentile, and compares it with others’ children of the same sex and age. For example, if your child is in the 80th percentile, … Continue reading How to Treat Childhood Obesity
By Jenna Ryu Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters, adjusting to new teachers and classmates, there’s COVID-19. Get ready to pack your back-to-school pencils, binders and … hand sanitizer? While some … Continue reading Protecting kids from coronavirus as schools reopen
Get in your fruit, veggies, and H20. By Erin Hays For a lot of us, social distancing includes working from home. Along with the realization that a lot of meetings could have been emails and that teachers deserve a raise because being around your kids all day could be exhausting, is the realization that you’re … Continue reading 5 Hydrating Smoothie Recipes to Make At Home
Empowering your kids intelligently during the corona-virus pandemic. Kids need routine and discipline to stay healthy. Limited movement situation (lockdown) has created dis-balance in this routine and they feel disturbed, anxious, and uncertain just as adults. Mothers and Fathers must note this: the most important action as a parent is to find ways how you … Continue reading 4 Tips for Empowering your kids during the pandemic
Obesity is the root cause of several diseases, yet medical schools don’t train doctors on nutrition and weight loss. Doctors are especially skilled for prescribing medications and performing surgery, but not for nutrition and weight loss. You might be a little surprised to read that, but whether a physician has expertise regarding diet often comes … Continue reading Should Weight Loss be a Priority for Doctors?