Keeping Your Child Healthy This School Year

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The school year has started. No matter what grades your children are entering, they cannot avoid the bugs that they are exposed to on a daily basis. Staying healthy can be very difficult, but not impossible.
Help your children start the year off right with these tips:

Make sure your child gets enough sleep – Children and teenagers need at least nine hours of sleep each night to promote good health. Enforce an earlier bedtime a few weeks before school starts to get your child’s internal “clock” adjusted to the new time.
Reinforce regular hand washing – This is one of the easiest, yet more effective ways to keep contaminants away from your child’s body. Hand washing protects against colds and the flu and many other possible diseases. Instruct them to wash their hands before they eat and after using the bathroom.
Make sure your child has a healthy breakfast …

Why Should We Be Healthy?

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Food gives us life. Food makes us feel strong and gives us the energy to go about our everyday lives. Just two short weeks of not having access to food and we’ll die. Considering this, you could say that food is important. Why should we be conscious of what we are constantly putting in our bodies? Many philosophies have been brewed up and I will tell you mine.
Basically I want to be the most well rounded person that I possibly can be as I get older and gain more life experience. I want to become healthier, both mentally and physically. I think eating right is quite important considering it plays a big part in determining how we feel and how well our bodies are running underneath our skin. With food playing such an important role in our life, it’s not something we should take for granted. It’s something to …

Healthy Food Tips: Top 5 Best Foods to Prevent Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a ubiquitous “silent” disease of the bones that leads to fragile bones and increases the risk of fracture. Certain foods can help you prevent this disease and improve your overall health. Eating an alkalizing diet with foods high in calcium and avoiding sodas, sugar, coffee, and alcohol are the best ways to fend off osteoporosis. While women are more prone to develop this condition, men may also be affected. Your diet should provide at least 1,200 milligrams of calcium each day. Here are top five best foods to prevent osteoporosis:
Dairy Products
Dairy products are rich in calcium and vitamin D. If you are on a diet, choose low fat milk, yogurt, and cheese to reduce calories and saturated fat. Those who are lactose intolerant can drink milk with added lactase enzymes. Some dairy products are fortified with vitamin D.
Broccoli
Broccoli is an excellent source of calcium, …

Healthy Food Tips: Smart Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Recent studies indicate that humans have an innate preference for the taste of sugar. If you’re like most people, then you haven’t quite figured out how to satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your diet. The good news is that there are plenty of snacks and sweet treats that can be part of a balanced diet if enjoyed in moderation. You can have your favorite cake and eat it too, as long as you don’t go overboard. The following substitutes have an amazing taste and are much more wholesome for you than their junk food counterparts:
Eat Dark Chocolate
If you are craving for chocolate, go ahead and get some – but make sure it’s dark chocolate. Researchers have found that dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids and antioxidants. Some varieties are loaded with calcium and probiotics. Dark chocolate supports cardiovascular health and increases your energy levels.
Get Some Yogurt…

Follow These Tips To Get Your Healthy Skin

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One of the most important things in life is knowing that you have good skin. Beauty derives from the skin because it is what a lot of people spend time looking at. Your face should look as beautiful as it can by taking care of your skin, and your arms and legs should equally be objects of desire. Good skin is a big part of these parts of your body, this is why you should try your best to take care of your skin and make it look beautiful.
Gently wash your skin, this helps your skin stay moisturized and clean for a long time. Avoid scrubbing your skin too much because it will only harm it if you do this. Your skin should be clean and smooth. Even if it takes longer for you to take a shower, you are going to want to wash your skin thoroughly, and …

7 Reasons For A Healthy Lifestyle Change

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So, you’re sitting there on the sofa, watching TV and eating your favorite snack food, you know what I’m talking about – chips, cookies, ice cream and the like, when you look down to brush the crumbs away and the thought hits you. Wow! I really need to do something about this (poor eating, belly rolls, thighs like tree trunks – the giant trees kind of trunks, couch-potato-ness). I will run, umm… drive, to the store and grab the latest, greatest diet book and hit it hard, not not on your forehead, get the new diet going with a grand new desire to recommit to get that weight off.
Problem is, you never get to the book/magazine section of any store. Or say you do, but never actually even open the book/magazine. Okay, for the sake of argument, you do the diet. You actually lose a little something, but it …

Healthy Childhood

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America is a country of innovation and over the last two or three decades, much of that innovation has been focused on improving the lives of children. Unfortunately, the law of unintended consequences sometimes has the last laugh and things that were intended to make things better, sometimes end up doing more harm than good.
Advancements in the food industry to make food cheaper and more abundant, in addition to the entertainment industry catering to children has made it difficult for our kids to do what seemed natural to them just a few decades ago: go out and play. Video games and unlimited television channels can now be used by remote controls without ever getting up. Children eat terrible foods at home and at school. It is well-documented that the children of today have sedentary lifestyles which cause onset of obesity and diseases.
To help our children be more healthy, …

Drawing Up A Healthy Skin Care Plan

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Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and taking care of your skin properly can be rather difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. Continue reading to find out helpful tips and hints for devising a solid skin care regimen.
First, you need to figure out what aspects of your skin that you want to fix. While you must take care of your skin overall, you are going to notice areas of your unhealthy skin that you want to focus on as you get started. This is normal, and it should be done in order to help you set both your short-term and long-term goals. At this point, you should have a notebook in front of you so you can start keeping track of everything.
Research online and with people in person that may know what you can do to fix these aspects of your skin. You …