nutrition

Teach Kids to Be Active

By Patti Teel

(Excerpt from The Floppy Sleepy Game Book by Patti Teel) www.pattiteel.com » Read more

Sugar Addicts: 4 Simple Tips to Resist Tempting Cookies, Candies & Chocolate

By Connie Bennett

Is that tantalizing chocolate candy bar over there is calling out to you? Does that decadent dessert in the window beckon you? Is that donut saying, “Eat me!” » Read more

Is Skipping Breakfast Really That Bad For You?

By JustMommies

Breakfast literally means breaking the fast your body has experienced since last night’s dinner. It’s very important to start a new day with a healthy breakfast, which can be a quick bite or a sit-down meal. If you skip breakfast, your body thinks it’s still fasting, so your mind, body and metabolism don’t have a chance to get properly energized in the morning. » Read more

How can I diet when I love to eat?

By Linda Spangle, RN, MA

It’s not your fault you fell off your diet. Your excuse is “I just love to eat!” Of course you do. And because food is such an important part of life, you are entitled to love it. But like any amorous relationship, if your lover is causing you pain, it may be time to re-evaluate the picture. » Read more

Healthy Habits: Starting the Day Right with Breakfast

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

Eating a good breakfast can do a lot more for your children than you may realize. There are many studies that conclude that eating breakfast has many health benefits, including reduced risk of obesity, better school performance -- both learning and behavior -- reduced tooth decay, and children who eat breakfast are more likely to get a full day’s supply of calcium. » Read more

Got mommymuscle®?

By Mary Beth Knight, Chief Fitness Director for StrollerFit Exercise with Your Baby

Motherhood is a marathon, an extraordinary feat of stamina, strength and grace. Who among us wouldn’t give her eyeteeth for a little more “oomph”? There’s one proven way to get more energy -- and the beautiful part is, it’s the same way we boost a slowing metabolism and burn more calories. It’s called MUSCLE. » Read more

Food—Both Important and Unimportant

By Linda Spangle, RN, MA

The day is filled with questions! Shall we have lunch at that snazzy new restaurant? What’s your secret for that delectable salmon on the grill? Who made that wonderful carrot cake? Do you think I can I get the recipe? » Read more

Fitness for Busy Parents

By Tracey Mallett

We all know how difficult it is to stay in shape and find time to exercise - but most especially for parents with babies or small kids. There’s the sleep-deprivation factor, lack of time and priority changes. So what are the options for busy parents? » Read more

Eating for Weight Loss

By Elizabeth Yarnell

Healthy weight is just one part of an overall healthy lifestyle. The conclusion of all the research conducted by so many respected organizations is that people are overweight because not only do they intake more calories than they burn, but overweight people also tend to eat too many rich foods high in fat and sugar and devoid of nutritional value. I'll bet this sounds familiar. » Read more

Considering Gastric Bypass Surgery?

By Rebecca Pillar

It seems these days, everyone knows at least someone who’s had gastric bypass surgery. Many celebrities in Hollywood have even had the procedure done. If you are drastically overweight, are suffering from potentially fatal complications related to your weight, and diet and exercise alone have not remedied your situation, you may be a candidate for gastric bypass. » Read more