How To Evaluate Your Teen’s Sleep Schedule Teens require anywhere between 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night. This is the ideal length of sleep to ensure that teens are well rested for school, sports, and work. Parents should get in the habit of monitoring their teen’s sleep schedule for irregularities and inconsistencies that can cause unnecessary daytime fatigue or may be the sign of a more serious health condition. Sleep Warnings Signs The amount of sleep your teen gets at … [Read more...] about The Importance of Sleep for Teens
Make Physical Activity A Priority For Your Family As a parent, one of the best things you can do right now is encourage healthy habits for your children. Staying active and eating right can help kids and adults achieve healthier weights, stronger muscles and bones. Here are some other ways to make physical activity a priority for your family: Let Your Child Pick Activities Considering participating in a physical activity with your child? They might get even more excited about it … [Read more...] about Making Family Fitness Fun
Are you wondering if strength training and lifting weights is good for your son or daughter? Ease your mind, strength training is a huge health benefit so long as the movements are performed properly. The Mayo Clinic backs me up in this. Strength training refers to physical exercise that uses resistance against muscles to build strength. This can be done through lifting weights and using your body weight. A good time to start strength training with your kids is around 7 or 8 years old or … [Read more...] about Get Active: Is Strength Training Safe for Your Kids?
What is the 'common cold'? Each year more than 200 viruses cause what we refer to as the 'common cold'. These 200 join together to produce up to 1500 different virus combinations our bodies may need to fight, according to the CDC and the American Lung Association. How are germs spread - and how long are they active?Germs are surprisingly active, resiliant things. Consider these facts: A person sneezing propels more than 100,000 germs up to 3 feet at a velocity of 200 miles per hour.A … [Read more...] about Fighting the Common Cold
Valentine's Day, a day meant for love. There are all these romantic notions associated with February 14, but as parents, we know not to get our hopes up. You won't find me in a red dress with heels on. Instead, I will be celebrating this day of love as an entire family. I will be wearing my favorite slippers and cooking up a storm with my family. My hot Valentine's date can wait until after February 14 when the wait-times aren't as long and bouquets of roses are cheaper. Cooking with … [Read more...] about A Valentine’s Day Family Dinner: Lasagna Roll Ups