Experts agree, getting enough sleep is critical when it comes to kids’ body and brain development. Kids need consistent rest to ensure they stay alert, cope with the demands of the classroom and get the most out of their learning experiences. Here are a few healthy sleep habits to help your kids get enough quality ZZZs each night.Read More
At first glance, healthy stress may seem like an oxymoron—but it’s true, stress can be healthy for you in certain doses and certain situations. Your body was built to create responses to stress, and this has been one of the keys to survival—but what good can it do for us in modern times? Turns out, more than you may think.
You may select whole foods and put careful thought into preparing healthy meals for your family.
But did you know that everyday items in your kitchen have the potential to make your family sick?
Don’t risk it. Learn about common places toxins lurk in your kitchen and how to limit your family's exposure.Read More
Pop open your medicine cabinet and count how many NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium) you have on hand. (Common brands include Bayer, Excedrin,
Advil, Motrin and Aleve.) Or walk down the pain reliever aisle at your local drug retail store and see hundreds lining the shelves. We're all pretty
used to these seemingly benign over-the-counter products and many people use them quite liberally.
It might not cross your mind, but it’s important to protect your skin even in the wintertime! During these months,
you can be exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation, which is reflected from the snow. While sand reflects only 25 percent of UVA radiation, snow reflects
80 percent of harmful UVA radiation. The American Cancer Society notes that sunlight is the main source of UV rays. Skin becomes susceptible to cancer
when unprotected by defenses like clothing, shade or sunscreen. Other effects of long-term exposure to the sun include wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity
and early skin aging.
For many, many people, the holidays are a time to travel and visit loved ones.
Whether you're piling into the family car, jumping on a train, taking a bus or catching a flight,
keep these tips in mind to keep you and your family in tip-top health for the rest of this holiday season.
Whether you’re in a snowy state or just experience a drop in temperatures, parents sometimes struggle to find ways to keep children active during less
than desirable weather. There’s a well-known saying in Norway that many Norwegian kids grow up with, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only
bad clothing.” What a great way to view unfavorable weather!
From the mad rush to buy the ideal gift to the spending sprees and splurges to fighting the store crowds to planning traditional,
holiday season is rife with bounties, including heaps of stress! No need to panic. We’ve come up with stress-relief
techniques to bolster your
health and well-being during this very stressful time of year.
We all have our favorite comfort foods, and when winter strikes, we tend to rely on them more than ever.
Looking to add more to your list of favorite
things? Here are a few healthy comfort food ideas to warm up to this winter!