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child fitness, child obesity, child health, child nutrition

Eating Disorders Overview

Eating disorders are growing in incidence throughout the world. Here are the three primary types: Anorexia nervosa (severely restricted eating) Bulimia nervosa (binging with purging) Binge eating disorder (compulsive overeating) Eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating disorder are characterized by extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding weight…Read More

child nutrition, child obesity, fitness

Wellness vs. Weight

The terms wellness and health and fitness are often used interchangeably to define the condition of good overall physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits. However, many people define health and fitness by the number they see on their bathroom scale. When a person…Read More

child fitness, child nutrition, fitness, child health

Big Game Tomorrow? Eat Right Tonight

What are you doing the night before a big sporting event? If you want to perform at your best level tomorrow, the food you eat tonight can have a positive impact tomorrow. It’s called carb-loading, and it’s the best way to make sure your body has the reserve of energy…Read More

child health, child nutrition, child obesity

A Healthy Breakfast to Start the Day

As concerned parents it’s important that we look for breakfast cereals that are low in sugar but still contain at least 5 grams of fiber in one serving. Eating a healthy breakfast is particularly important if your child is overweight or has trouble keeping their weight under control. No matter…Read More

childhood obesity, child health

An Overweight Child? Whose Fault is It?

I was reading an article in the paper the other day about childhood obesity. With all the challenges that our children are facing now a days I would have thought this was no big deal… boy was I wrong. The statistics were shocking. I never realized all the medical problems…Read More

anti-bullying, bullying, child safety

Bullying – What Can You Do?

Recently I saw another story on the local news about a teenager committing suicide because of bullying. Unbelievable! Isn’t the school supposed to be watching what’s going on with these kids? And just last week there was another story about a Dad who had enough of kids bullying his crippled…Read More

bullying, online safety

Cyber Bullying

Studies have recently revealed that cyber-bullying is one of the fastest growing styles of bullying in our children’s lives today. I know… I’m shocked, too. But statistics don’t lie. According to an article I just read on the internet concerning bullying a survey of 1,500 students between grades 4-8 reported…Read More

child health, child obesity

Fix a Healthy Snack for Your Children

I don’t know why, but let’s say for some reason you went for that bag of potato chips instead of the carrots and hummus as your snack. All is not lost if you can find the time to burn off some of those extra calories with some additional activity. Just…Read More

adhd & focus, focus attention

What is ADD?

You just got the report from the school psychologist and you are confused and frustrated, what the heck is ADHD and how did my child end up with it? Rest assured that it was not something you did or didn’t do. More and more children are being diagnosed with ADD…Read More

adhd & focus, focus attention

Causes of Attention Deficit Disorder

Researchers are unclear exactly what happens within the brain of an ADD child. Medical science is sure that ADD is caused by abnormalities in neurological function. Chemicals known as neurotransmitters are improperly balanced in an ADD child. The average person can automatically communicate thoughts from the left side to the…Read More

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