For Healthier Kids (05)
Healthy Reading for Kids
Every parent wants their kids to be healthy. However, there is no single way to raise kids into being fit and healthy individuals, as each parent has his or her own particular way of doing so. PBS Parents, a resource that provides information on child development and learning, offers parents a way to drive home the fitness and nutrition points they want their children to learn: books. PBS features lovely illustrated books about nutrition and fitness with lovable characters and relatable stories children can surely relate to and love. What is good about this collection of books is that they are categorized according to children’s ages so parents can make sure that the titles they are getting for their children are age-appropriate.
Puppy Training Tips for a Kid-Friendly Dog
The site has easy and effective tips to train puppies and older dogs to behave in a safe and amicable manner around kids. Childproofing pets is not an easy game, but the site offers a few offbeat pointers, such as miming kids' behavior around dogs, to ultimately render it effective. Other posts cover topics like preventing unnecessary rivalry from brewing between your dogs and infants as they vie for your attention, preventing destructive tendencies in dogs that sprout from bouts of boredom. The healthy approaches and positive reinforcement methods advocated in the site, assure that pet dogs and toddlers are in good shape.
Eating Well in School Lunchrooms and at Home Key to Kids' Health
This informative article points out that good health for kids starts with parents educating themselves about what healthy eating for kids means. Parents also need to help children understand that they should be focusing on eating well, not whether what they are eating measures up to what their friends at the school cafeteria table have on their plate.
Healthy Food for Kids
A healthy diet is beneficial for growing children. Proper nutrition sharpens the mind, gives stable energy and prevents health issues. There is no mistaking how busy the parents of today are, which is why many children have diets consisting mainly of takeout and convenience food. Contrary to what many parents believe, giving children a healthy diet is not all that difficult. This article offers parents tips on how to instill healthy eating habits in children. The suggestions are divided into 8 headings, which are then explained in detail. Suggestions include encouraging healthy eating habits, being smart about fat, limiting simple and refined sugar intake, and opting for healthier alternatives to junk food.
All the News You Need About Your Chiropractor Found at Chirowatch
Chirowatch focuses on news stories on chiropractors and chiropractic care. It includes stories from people who claim to have been injured by chiropractors, ones about whether vaccinations are effective at preventing disease, children and chiropractors, chiropractic treatments and cures for cancer, and many more. The history of chiropractic is addressed, along with the ways that practitioners offer additional services to their patients to generate income. Find out about the risks associated with chiropractic manipulations of the neck. Links to a number of Canadian television and radio shows have also been provided.
Why Your Kid Needs Physical Activity
Physical inactivity has become a serious problem in the U.S. today. More than half of U.S. adults do not meet recommended levels of moderate physical activity, and one-fourth engage in no leisure time physical activity at all, according to this site. That’s why it discusses why physical activity is important, with an emphasis on the growing problem of childhood obesity, which includes more children overweight than ever before. Actually, 20 percent of kids are over the recommended weight for their individual height. More information and kids obesity statistics are included.
Giving Your Child a Balanced Diet
Many parents are told their toddler should eat a mixed diet, but what does that mean, and what should you do when your toddler doesn’t like any of the foods recommended. A mixed diet is when a variety of foods are eaten in different combinations on a daily basis. A person who chooses this diet is certain to get everything her body requires under all circumstances. A toddler who has some meat or fish and/or some beans, nuts and pulses, some cheese, eggs, milk or yoghurt, will be getting more than adequate protein whatever the quality of each item, the article states. And if she also eats a range of vegetables and fruit, boiling the vitamin C out of that portion of cabbage will do no harm to her diet (though it may offend her taste buds) because there will be plenty in the baked potato or the fruit salad.