American Diabetes

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Diabetes is a merciless condition affecting no less than 25 million people within the United States. The seventh leading cause of death in 2010, this illness triggers kidney failure, heart diseases and stroke, blindness and lower-limb amputations, hypertension, dental problems and many other health issues. Statistics show one in every 400 children has a form of diabetes, while in adults this percent is much higher: 11% of people aged between 20 and 65 and 26% of elders suffer from this ailment.   Both men and women are affected by this autoimmune disease, which manifests through excessive … [Read more...]

JUICE, “IS IT REALLY THAT BAD, IT’S MADE OUT OF FRUIT?”

If your child eats fruit everyday, she doesn’t need to drink any juice at all.  Yes 100% fruit juice is a quick and easy way to fit in a fruit serving and get a day’s worth of vitamin C. but it does not offer any nutritional advantages over fruit.   And when your drink juice instead of eating fruit, you miss out on the fiber, something your kids need more of.   One apple with skin offers more then 4 grams of fiber, but a cup of apple juice has less than 1 gram.  It is not hard for a child to meet his/her  vitamin C requirements without juice, sliced strawberries or a half a cup of … [Read more...]

ROPE SKIPPING FOR FITNESS AND FUN!

Rope skipping has become a popular exercise, for it is simple, fun, convenient, inexpensive, and good for fitness. What’s more, rope skipping has other functions of keeping healthy. It could improve heart and lung functions, allowing the blood to get more oxygen to maintain a strong and healthy cardio vascular system, improve balance, agility, increase muscular strength and endurance and burn calories. Rope skipping is just the right mix of high –impact and high intensity exercise, making it one of the best calorie-burning exercises.  On average, 150lb-pound person will burn about … [Read more...]

Helping Your Child To Develop Healthy Habits Does Not Have To Be Stressful!

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Motivating your child to establish regular exercise and healthy eating habits from a young age can be a challenge.   A parent is a child’s number one role model.  Therefore your number one priority has to be your own health.  It’s true what the airline flight attendant say, “You must don the mask over your nose and mouth prior to helping your child”!  Decide right now to make your health a top priority, it’s not selfish, in fact it’s the best thing you can do for your child, but you have to mean it, It is amazing how kids pick up on wishy-washy intentions, so get serious and … [Read more...]