Is your child getting enough exercise?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in

Obesity rates have more than doubled among children over the last 30 years. Nearly one-third of all children in the United States are overweight or obese. This is a serious health issue because it increases the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and asthma. Like adults, children need exercise. Children need at least an hour of physical activity every day. Exercise helps children: • Keep a healthy weight • Sleep better at night (an added benefit for parents) • Feel less...

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Simple Lifestyle Changes for Pre-Diabetics

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in

About 16 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, out of those 16 million people it’s estimated that 6.2 million are not aware they have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a  condition that exists before type 2 diabetes develops, it means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but it is not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Symptoms of pre-diabetes include: Increased thirst Frequent urination Daily fatigue Blurred vision A person with...

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A Winter Workout!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in , ,

Looking for a fun and new way to get your exercise in this Winter? Check out “snowshoeing”, footwear specifically made for walking over the snow. Snowshoes are shoes that distribute the weight of the person over a larger area of ground so that when walking, the person doesn’t sink into the snow. Don’t be overwhelmed by the large size of these shoes, as they appear to be several sizes larger than regular walking shoes. These shoes are believed to have originated in Central...

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