Family time is a wonderful time for children and parents to explore and engage in activities, learning, and, fun. But often, families have moments when they discover themselves in a boring rut. Between weekly responsibilities and stresses, family weekend activities can become mundane or nonexistent. If this sounds like your family, it may be time to change things up a little. Here are a few fun activities that are sure to add spark back to your family time. [Read more…]
Summer is right around the corner! The time to start getting swimsuit ready is NOW! You can get fit and fabulous in just four weeks, with a little work. This fun yet challenging workout plan is designed for both experienced and novice people who want a reliable and effective fitness routine to get fit. [Read more…]
Runners often have pain or injuries to their hips, thighs, ankle, foot and shin. Running injuries are associated with inadequate core strength, poor flexibility and overuse. Occasionally, seasoned and beginning runners are required to take a hiatus from running.
Taking a layoff from running helps your muscles, connective tissues and bones heal from the stresses of running. Many runners wonder how they can maintain strength and slim legs during a long layoff from running. Always consult your doctor prior to resuming exercises after a layoff from running. [Read more…]
Mindfulness has shown to be valuable for both parents and children. Many studies have exposed both the short- and long-term advantages of integrating mindful parenting routines into families’ lives.
Mindfulness is not just specific practices. They are acts that produce less distress, more dignity, and harmony into your life. Once you understand the advantages of mindfulness and how they motivate your way of life and spirit, there is no other alternative. Practicing mindfulness has a positive influence on you and those connected to you, including your children. [Read more…]
Over the past 30 years, obesity in children and teens has increased rapidly. Currently over 1 in 3 children and teenagers are either classified as overweight or obese, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With these rates continuing to rise, parents frequently question if their teen girls are at an appropriate weight. Several factors determine the average weight of a teen girl including hormones, BMI and energy expenditure. [Read more…]