In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), adults aren't the only ones at risk for heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases—kids are too. More and more children of all ages are overweight than ever before. As a result... Read more
The fitness universe always talks about Nutrition and Exercise as if these are the only two options for getting in shape.
Want to lose the post-pregnancy padding? Nutrition & Exercise.
Want to look 10 years younger? Nutrition... Read more
Balanced breakfast? Check
Mid-morning snack? Check
Healthy lunch with your co-workers? Check
Passing up your friend's homemade cookies? Check
Coming home in the evening and going on a feeding frenzy? CHECK!!
Does this sound... Read more
Arg. I am up to day 3 in my "fast break" stage. I set myself 4 goals.
1- Track food daily
2- Go to the gym 3x per week
3- Get at least 8 hours of sleep per day
4- Cut back to coffee only 2x per week
I am doing pretty well so far...exc... Read more
Does it count for my 8hrs of sleep if I only sleep 6.75 hrs and then take a 1.25 hour nap at some point in the day?
Also, I wake up anywhere from one to 4x per night and it takes me 5 to 10 mins to get back to sleep. Last week, one night was RE... Read more
When I was a kid, I used to play badminton. I really liked going to my neighbors' houses and we'll play. But there was one particular girl that was a parasite! It's not that her parents can't afford a racket, so I don't know why she always wanted to... Read more
Don't write our American children off, and those identifying with pushy "Tiger Moms" and the more laid-back "Swedish Moms" and happy-go-lucky "Dolphin Dads", take note:
South Korea seems to get great math students spending at a bargain price per... Read more
An earlier post about passing on fast food had a poster who said that with her 4 kids it was hard some times to say no to "junk foods".
Thinking about all of the brilliant people on here and how I'm sure many of you have come up with healthy alt... Read more
I always heard that exercising first thing in the morning was the best b/c you're more likely to stick to your routine and you get it out of the way. This never worked for me, maybe b/c I'm not a morning person. I work out usu between 9:30 pm and 1... Read more
Everything counts! That's a good secret. Not only every bite of food counts, but every single activity counts too! Stand when your hopping on the computer to track your food or check your e-mail. Walk in place while cooking dinner. Always take the st... Read more
My kids have always been pretty good about going to bed when I tell them it's time. I'm someone who likes to stick to a schedule, so we stay consistent with bedtimes (although what time they get up and how long they nap is a totally different story.... Read more
In an attempt to do more laundry or squeeze in another episode of The Good Wife, almost all of us skimp on sleep. And that includes the Lehmans and Avaglianos. So we used data from their Fitbit Ultra activity and sleep trackers as... Read more
So my two kids had 6 of their friends over for a sleepover for their birthdays. I did okay on my diet. I did eat 4 pieces of pizza between last night for dinner and today for lunch but I have been very good other than that. I had all of the kids d... Read more
. . .we are planning our family prank - good for unstoppable laughter 100 Check out this link if you enjoy a bit of fun!
In the age of multi-technology, it is quite convenient to set our childr... Read more
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