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Tag Archives: health and fitness

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She intended to work with children, but her love for health and fitness ultimately took over her career ambitions.

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An effort to help the family of a 5-month-old Missouri boy with cancer has inspired thousands of people across the U.S. and even abroad to take a plunge into cold bodies of water.

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Young people are ingesting the nicotine used in e-cigarettes, leading to an increase in calls to poison control centers in Nebraska.

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Children love silly pranks and jokes.

In addition to the pure fun of telling jokes, kid experts say there are educational benefits of exercising your family’s funny bone.

“When children tell jokes, they are actually playing with language and vocabulary, making associations between words and concepts. This is an important component of literacy education,” said Richard Peterson, vice president of education, Kiddie Academy. “Sharing funny stories and jokes also offers a safe format for children to showcase their attempts with language — not only is it OK if people laugh at them, it’s a bonus. Making someone laugh also helps to build a child’s self-esteem.”

Get ideas for adding humor to your family’s life…

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From cutting back on caffeine to putting the kibosh on workouts, find out what’s fact and what’s fiction.

Don’t do this. Don’t do that.

With all the pregnancy “advice” out there, it’s hard to know what to believe — or whom to believe.

But remember, every pregnancy is different, so follow your doctor’s orders above anything else.

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“The Doctors” discuss the recent ruling of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Is a treadmill desk worth the high cost?

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Four months ago, I gave birth to my fourth child.

It was beautiful. Really, it was.

Tick-tock. Tick-tock.

Here we are four months later, and I’m still wondering when my sex drive will return.

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Researchers say it could lead to weight gain — on average of one extra pound every year.

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Dust off those sneakers and find your path to fitness on-the-go, working mom style.

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The fundamental rules for human interaction – kindness, fairness and respect.

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Hitting the gym is tough, but even rougher when others annoy you with their bad habits

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How are those resolutions working out for you? Yep… Mine to.

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I’m here to tell you not to worry because it’s totally safe!

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The dinner table doesn’t have to be a battleground.

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Read about five ways to feel more sexually empowered about your body.

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We are raising the first generation of youth who will live sicker and shorter lives than their parents, according to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Beads of Courage encourages people to sew bags and make beads for the children as a way to denote their journeys through serious illness.

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Apple slices instead of fries.

Fruit bowls instead of bread baskets.

Vegetables instead of chips and salsa.

If you haven’t noticed already, more American restaurants are adding healthy food options on kids’ menus — a good thing, right?

While the restaurant industry supports more healthful menu options for children, its biggest obstacle may be the people who demanded the changes — parents.

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