In many schools, water play is a staple of the preschool and early elementary years. But your student doesn't need to be in school in order to participate. You can also accomplish water play at home with any number of common items — buckets and cups, paintbrushes, sprinklers, wading pools, etc. And there are powerful reasons to try water play with your child. Here are just five:Read Full Story
Vegetable noodles are all the rage these days, and you'd have to be hiding under a rock not to have heard of them. Kitchen gadgets, like vegetable spiral cutters, make it all the easier to replace heavy pasta with healthier options like zucchini, cucumber, carrots and sweet potatoes. And with summer in full swing, vegetable noodles can make light summer meals a snap.Read Full Story
Feeling stressed is normal, and unless you're the Dalai Lama, you probably experience daily stress. What's important to know is that there are two types of stress: acute stress (temporary, i.e. losing your keys) vs. chronic stress (constant, i.e. your work environment). Chronic stress can sabotage all the hard work you put into being healthy, so it's important to recognize if you are chronically stressed so that you can make changes!Read Full Story
Decorating your home can be challenging: Where do you start? How do you know what makes a room "work"? Where should we invest for a lifetime, and where can we save? Often, we're so afraid of making a mistake that we keep putting it off. The key is making smart choices that make the most of your decorating budget, while giving you the freedom to express your personality.Read Full Story
As a Dietitian who specializes in weight loss, I am forever analyzing my clients daily food records with a fine toothed comb. I assess the good, the bad... and those calories we forget even exist. I am sometimes relieved when, halfway through a session, my client chimes in with an "I almost forgot, I drink coffee... with cream and sugar... three times a day."Read Full Story
School is out for a few more weeks! For kids, summer break is one of the most anticipated times of the year. But for some parents, it can be a period of anxiety. As most parents don't have time off during their child's vacation, it means leaving them either in the care of a relative, a nanny, or even home-alone. With statistics showing that children gain weight two to three times faster during the summer than during the school year, it's important to make sure that they're staying healthy during their summer break. Use these tips to help make the rest of summer a little bit healthier!Read Full Story
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