Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
Imagine that you are the same age as your child…
What grade were you in?
Who was your teacher?
Your best friend?
Imagine that you are outside…
Did you have a place that you considered your own?
A treehous... Read more
Ever notice how you can’t spell "workout" without the word "work?" Most of us view work as something we have to do, not necessarily something that we want to do. It's the opposite of leisure and the killer of fun. We all... Read more
Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add... Read more
When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
Attention those with kids: batting around balloons is a good workout... Even when you're not batting around your own balloon, if your kids are little you will do plenty of retrieving the ballons when they get stuck on or around furniture.... Read more
Finally I am back to working out!! The kids caught it first then I caught the flu. Seriously, just before our appointment for the flu shot. Thanksgiving was rough and we hardly ate anything. I did not gain much but lost some stamina. Back at it!!... Read more
St. Nick visited the kids & I last night. He brought Clif Z Bars & Larabars, freeze-dried fruit, V8 V-Fusion, natural pudding packs, & a natural dark chocolate orange instead of candy! He must have known we're going healthier this year! :P... Read more
What kind of activities can my kids (ages 5,7,9) do at the gym while I am exercising? The gym has a daycare where they show them videos, but I think that they can work with me to be healthy, too.... Read more
move like a kid, laugh like a kid, be in awe like a kid, love freely like a kid, live like you are a kid, be silly, have fun, laugh at your own jokes and the people that don't get them, smile at life from your heart, who knows we might start a trend... Read more
To get my kids involved in their nutrition, I challenged my children, now 14,12 and 9 to see who could come up with the most nutritional meal. Each kid gets to cook one meal per week and we have an pride wall to show off the kids favorite recipes. We... Read more
Last week I wrote a blog regarding National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month with resources on how to encourage your children to become more active while pursuing a healthy lifestyle. But if you are at a loss as to what you can do to motivate your c... Read more
I've blogged about my kids' diets many times in the past. I try hard to provide them with good, wholesome meals. Fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy and lean meats are the norm in my house. My kids have treats, but in moderation, so overall, I feel p... Read more
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