Balancing Sedentary Activity with Exercise and Play

August 12th, 2013 . by admin

If your little one spends a lot of time sitting down or lying down on the couch, you should first know that he or she is not alone. Children already spend a lot of time sitting down during the day while they are at school, and it’s perfectly normal for you to want to have a bit of quiet time in the home in the evenings. However, failing to balance sedentary activity with exercise and play can cause your child to become overweight or Read the rest of this entry »

How Much Regular Physical Activity Is Enough

June 20th, 2013 . by admin

Physical activity is essential for everyone. Physical activity helps promote weight loss, restful sleep and helps you feel good. It also decreases your risk of developing numerous chronic health conditions and increases your chances of living a long, healthy life.

However, the actual amount of physical activity that you need per day is dependent on your age. If you are an adult who is between the ages of 18 and 64, then you will need to get 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity physical activity per week or 1.5 hours of vigorous physical activity. Those are the minimum requirements, but studies have shown that you can Read the rest of this entry »

Teaching Children Healthy Eating Behaviors

April 25th, 2013 . by admin

Child obesity often starts at an early age. Good nutrition in the right portion sizes will help in the battle against child obesity. If you have a child who may be approaching the obesity chart, consider changing the meals you prepare. Parents are often busy and don’t have time to make a healthy meal. More kids are eating their dinners at fast food restaurants where the fat content is high and the nutrition is low. There are many healthy meals that can be made quickly. Check out nutrition Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance: It’s Part Of A Healthy Outlook

March 2nd, 2013 . by admin

If you think insurance is a waste of money, you should think again. Having adequate levels of insurance can protect you when you may be too sick to work or provide for your family. There are several different insurance products that you need to look into.

Medical Insurance

Medical insurance allows you to go see the doctor when you are sick or to the hospital when you need an X-ray. If you can get to the doctor before your symptoms get to a severe level, you can usually reduce the severity of any illnesses that you may get.

Life Insurance

Life insurance provides protection for yourself and/or your family in the event that you become disabled or die. Life insurance policies can be purchased at almost any age and can help pay your mortgage, auto loan and even college tuition for your kids. Many life insurance policies will even provide money for daily expenses.

Dental Insurance

The health of your teeth is directly linked to your overall health. If you are able to go to the dentist on a regular basis, you can reduce your risk of heart disease or infections that can result from chipped or broken teeth.

Auto Insurance

If you are injured in an accident, you want to make sure that you have insurance to help pay your medical bills. Having a good auto insurance ensures that your car will be repaired and you can get to the job that pays for the majority of your other insurances.

You can find insurance quotes online through a variety of different websites. Most of these sites are clearinghouses which will send your information to many different insurance companies. Once your information is received, you will be able to choose from many different plans at prices that fit your budget.

The Best Exercises to Keep Children Fit

November 2nd, 2012 . by admin

Exercise is an important part of maintaining overall health especially in childen. In today’s society it has been proven that the sedentary lifestyle is negatively affecting the health of young children. The best exercises to keep children fit would be many of the cardio workouts such as walking. Walking is an exercise that can be performed at any age. It inceases the heart rate and is low impact.

The next exercise is jogging. Jogging is also a Read the rest of this entry »

Ways The Entire Family Can Help Children Slim Down

October 30th, 2012 . by admin

Helping a child slim down can be difficult when the rest of the family continues to take part in the behaviors that caused the weight gain. However, with the help of family members, overweight children can change their bad habits and the entire family will be healthier.

Exercise can be a great way for a family to spend time together. Learning a new sport together or participating in one you haven’t done in years can help you get in shape and bond with your family.

Making Read the rest of this entry »

Should Overweight Children Be Placed On A Diet

October 29th, 2012 . by admin

Obesity is a huge problem in the United States. There is an abundance of weight related deaths in the U.S. each year. To try and correct this dilemma, proper eating habits should be established at a young age. If your child is obese, do something about it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with putting a child on a diet.

If your child is overweight and you believe that a diet will help them, go for it. You are doing it for their benefit. Keeping your child healthy should be a top priority. The frequency Read the rest of this entry »

How to Determine If Your Child Is Overweight

October 25th, 2012 . by admin

It is hard to determine if your child is overweight. If you have concerns that your child may be overweight, it is better to deal with it as soon as possible. Too many children today are overweight. This is very unhealthy for children. There are steps that can be taken to determine whether your child is overweight.

One step that can be taken is to compare your child’s weight to the other kids in their school. Observe the sizes of the kids Read the rest of this entry »

Causes of Childhood Obesity Doubling in Past 20 Years

October 23rd, 2012 . by admin

Over the past twenty years, childhood obesity has doubled for school-aged children (and in-fact has tripled for teenagers). Overweight children have medical issues that can move into their future as adults. That includes hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea and high cholesterol. Also there are issues of low self-esteem, depression and anxiety.

There are many factors that contribute to childhood obesity. Too many kids drink sugar-sweetened drinks and sodas. Larger portions of food at restaurants can be blamed. Television, allowing for Read the rest of this entry »