September 2, 2014
Answers About Immunity
Source: University of California, BerkeleyYour immune system is crucial in maintaining your health—so it’s important to keep it in good order. But how do you do that? People talk about boosting immunity as if it were a task similar to building muscles or reducing blood cholesterol. Hundreds of ads for supplements and other products promise […]
Source: American Council on ExerciseNobody likes to be left out or picked last for a game or activity at school. It’s usually the athletic kids that get picked first and the overweight kids that get picked last for touch football, kickball, basketball, or other recreational activity. It’s tough out there in the playground world!Studies have […]
August 26, 2014
7 tips for a safe and successful strength-training program
Source: Harvard UniversityStrength or resistance training challenges your muscles with a stronger-than-usual counterforce, such as pushing against a wall or lifting a dumbbell or pulling on a resistance band. Using progressively heavier weights or increasing resistance makes muscles stronger. This kind of exercise increases muscle mass, tones muscles, and strengthens bones. It also helps you […]
August 21, 2014
How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch
Source: American Heart AssociationPacking the kids’ lunches for school means you know which nutritious foods they are eating – unless they trade or trash their lunch instead! Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime…View Full Article
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