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Finding the Right Bike

June 30, 2015

Source: Nemours Foundation

In the market for a new bike? When selecting bikes for kids, here are some things to consider.
Make sure to focus on a child’s age, maturity level, and the riding environment.

Only buy cycling gear that is designed and approved for the child’s age.

Once you’ve brought the bike home…

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Decrease screen time

June 26, 2015

To help manage your body weight, reduce the amount of time you spend being sedentary. This includes time spent in front of a screen – including watching television, playing video games, and using the computer.

People who spend more time being sedentary, particularly watching television, are more likely to be overweight or obese.

Most people can’t change how much time they spend on the computer for work or school, but you can decrease your screen time during other times of the day and on the weekend.

Get started reducing screen time…

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Source: University of California, Berkeley

Be aware that reading on a light-emitting device such as a tablet, computer monitor, or smartphone before bedtime can interfere with sleep, a small Harvard study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed. Such devices emit blue light, which can increase alertness and suppress production of the sleep-facilitating hormone melatonin.

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Source: SparkPeople.com

Why is it that some Lifetime Effective Exerciser (LTEEs) can’t imagine not exercising, while others can’t imagine how to begin and keep exercising? Motivation and the psychology of exercise were, and still are, my favorite subjects. After more than 30 years in this profession and working with thousands of individuals, I have noticed that those that get ”hooked” and stay consistent year after year share some common habits and mindsets. Here are some of the key differences that separate LTEEs from those who have not yet adopted exercise as a part of everyday life.

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