Health is a Way of Life
We live in a goal-oriented society. Most of us imagine a healthier version of ourselves and make plans to achieve it, with mixed success and satisfaction. Instead, let's look at health as a process, informed by knowledge, which we practice a little bit every day.
Youth Football and Concussion Risk: Should You Say No?
Football season has arrived, and hockey season is nearly here, too -- not to mention basketball and soccer. If your child is one of the millions who begs to play a contact sport each fall, you may find yourself hesitating over concerns about concussion risk. If so, you're not alone. One third of parents say they won't let their kids play football due to the potential for brain injury, as research from the Barrow Neurological Institute reports.
What Is Postpartum Depression, and How Can You Help?
Giving birth to a child is one of the happiest occasions in life, but many new moms find that life after childbirth includes some unexpected struggles. Postpartum depression is a serious illness, and it can be very trying for the moms who experience it, as well as for their family and loved ones.
Kitchen Education: 10 Healthy, Easy Recipes for Kids
Inviting your children into the kitchen is a great way to introduce them to new foods while instilling healthy eating habits they can carry with them throughout their lives. But how do you get your kids started when they're likely a bit intimidated by the prospect of cooking?
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How to Choose the Best Frozen Products for You and Your Family
With winter upon us, local and seasonal produce will be less readily available, driving up prices for fresh fruits and veggies and making some varieties much tougher to find. A great way to save money without skimping on nutrition is to take advantage of the frozen products in your grocery store. Frozen fruits, veggies, and even proteins are a great way to stock up on your favorites while also saving money. To help you shop smartly and nutritiously in the freezer section, here's a quick crash course on your frozen food options.
Healthy Pantry 101: Tips for Instilling Good Food Habits in Your Kids
You're the grocery decision-maker in your household, and you want to buy food for meals that your kids will love and snacks they'll look forward to after school. But you also want to be health-conscious and instill good food habits in your children. When your kids are begging for candy, what do you give them as a healthy alternative?