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Taming Your Child's Sweet Tooth

Tame that Sweet Tooth Sugar is a habit that can be tough to break. In fact, many people don’t realize just how much sugar they eat every day. It’s often worse for children who tend to eat things parents are unaware of. That makes it even more important for parents to be vigilant at home. Need ideas to [...]

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How to Help Children Create a Positive Self Image

How to Help Children Create a Positive Self ImageWith all the media messages surrounding our children, it’s amazing that they grow up to be healthy. And children today are exposed to more media messages than ever before. They watch more television, see more music videos and advertisements and they play more video and computer games. It’s tough to develop [...]

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Healthy Homemade Treats for Kids – Quick and Easy Baking Strategies to Stay Healthier

Healthy Homemade Treats for Kids – Quick and Easy Baking Strategies to Stay HealthierKids love to snack. Who doesn’t? Snacking is fun and it feels like a special treat. Snacking also helps keep blood sugar levels even so children have energy all day. However, snacks and treats can also be jam-packed with sugar. Too much sugar wreaks havoc on blood [...]

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Getting Children Outdoors

Getting Children Outdoors Ah, the health benefits of fresh air and sunshine are incomparable. Vitamin D from the sunshine helps everything from our metabolism and bones to improving our skin. It’s an essential vitamin. And there’s something that’s just good for the soul when you spend time outside. Children often need to be motivated to get outside. There are [...]

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​Easy Five-a-Day Strategies

Easy Five-a-Day StrategiesIt’s tough for parents to make sure their children get all the nutrients they need. This is particularly true if you’re the parent of a picky eater. Picky eaters rarely like fruits and vegetables. Here are five tips and ideas to help you get more fruits and veggies into your child’s body.#1 Smoothies - Children love [...]

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Creating Healthy Habits For Life

Creating Healthy Habits for Life One of the best ways to prepare your children for a long and healthy life is to get them started early with their own healthy habits. This is best taught by example. When the entire family practices healthy habits, they’re more likely to stick with your children for life. Here are six healthy habits [...]

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Ways Family Fitness Can Encourage Kids to Exercise

Ways Family Fitness Can Encourage Kids to ExerciseThinking about joining a gym or going for a run? What about kayaking? If you consider making your own personal fitness a family activity, you’ll not only have a fun activity for everyone but you’ll also encourage your kids to exercise - not just today, but you’ll be establishing healthy fitness habits [...]

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Walk the Walk with Family Trails

Walk the Walk with Family TrailsNext time you’re thinking about what to do on the weekend, consider taking the family out on the trails. Family trails in your local or provincial parks are an excellent way to get fit together and get some fresh air and nature while you’re at it.Healthy Fitness for People at All LevelsWalking is a good way for [...]

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Make Healthy Eating and Exercise a Family Affair

Make Healthy Eating and Exercise a Family AffairHave you ever noticed that it’s much easier to stick to a diet or exercise plan if you have someone in the trenches with you? Have you ever been the person eating carrot sticks and celery while watching someone else eats fat-drenched carbs with sugar on top? Why not make healthy [...]

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Making Fitness Fun For Kids

As we spend more and more time plugged in and settled on the couch, it’s increasingly important that we make fitness a fun activity for kids. When children learn from your example, they will lead more active lifestyles and set themselves up for a lifetime of cardiovascular health. Here are some ways to make fitness fun for kids:GamesWhat [...]

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