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Teach Kids to Be Active

By Patti Teel

(Excerpt from The Floppy Sleepy Game Book by Patti Teel) www.pattiteel.com Physical activity is one of the simplest and most effective ways to help reduce stress and ensure that a child gets a good night’s sleep. It releases both physical and emotional tension and has a positive effect on the neurotransmitters
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The Problem with Fad Diets

By Maria T. Pepin

A fad diet is a quick weight loss plan that becomes very popular with the public and then may fall out of favor, usually shortly thereafter. Most of these diets promise immediate results, sound too good to be true and eliminate one or more of the five basic food groups. From Atkins to South Beach to
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The Whole Story on Whole Foods: Why they’re important for a healthy body

By Elizabeth Yarnell

Less than a century ago, our diet was made up entirely of whole foods. Nowadays, many people in our society wouldn’t know how to prepare a whole food for eating if they were stuck on an episode of Survivor. Yet to have a healthful and nutritionally-sound diet, highly-processed foods should make up
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Tips for Dealing With a Picky Eater

By JustMommies staff

Many parents of toddlers are concerned about their child’s picky eating. It is not uncommon for toddlers and preschoolers to be picky about what they eat, in fact, according to a recent study by the American Dietetic Association, as many as 50 percent of caretakers considered their child to be a picky
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Tips for Dealing With a Picky Eater

By JustMommies staff

Many parents of toddlers are concerned about their child’s picky eating. It is not uncommon for toddlers and preschoolers to be picky about what they eat, in fact, according to a recent study by the American Dietetic Association, as many as 50 percent of caretakers considered their child to be a picky
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Tips for Eating Healthy during Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” But did you know that what you eat while expecting a baby affects your baby’s health for life? Recent research found that eating healthy during pregnancy shapes not only your own well-being, but also helps lowers the risk that your baby
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Tips for Overweight Kids

By Rebecca Pillar

In the age of fast convenient foods, busy lifestyles, fun video games and T.V programs, children are eating more and exercising less. Since the 1970’s, the problem with overweight children, teens and adult’s has almost doubled. The key to teaching healthy eating and an active lifestyle begins by
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Top Ten Exercise and Training Related Mistakes Of Women Over 35

By Michele Howe

Trainer Maryellen Jordan, owner of Positively Fit, makes the following observations regarding general oversights women over the age of thirty-five make in regard to exercising and training most efficiently. 1. Not making exercise a top priority. Women commonly forfeit budgeting in time for regular exercise
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USDA Replaces the Food Pyramid

By JustMommies staff

On Thursday, the Surgeon General, Secretary of Agriculture, and First Lady Michelle Obama revealed the USDA’s new nutrition guide, “My Plate”. The new visual food diagram replaces the almost 20 year old Food Pyramid, according to the Associated Press. My Plate differs from the Food Pyramid by
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Weight Gain and Pregnancy

By JustMommies staff

The Institute of Medicine has released their newest stats, so if you are of a”normal” weight, you should be gaining between 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. AP reported on the new statistics, revealing that 55% of women of childbearing age are considered overweight. The institute recommends achieving
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