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Exercise is incredibly important, no matter how old you may be. Keeping active will help ensure a longer and healthier life - an active senior is a happy one! According to the National Institutes of Health, regular exercise can help delay the onset of diabetes and heart conditions and help reduce pain from arthritis, as well as minimize depression and anxiety. There are plenty...more
Ear infections are incredibly common in children. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, three of every four kids will have gone through one by the time they turn three. As a parent, it's important to know how to help your child get through the infection without complication. Though most ear infections will clear up on their own, they can still be quite...more
As you've probably heard, childhood obesity is on the rise, and budget restraints have forced many schools to cut back on their physical education programs. It's becoming increasingly important for parents to instill a love of activity in their kids at an early age. Luckily, children are naturally full of energy - as a parent, all you need to do is teach them how to focus that...more
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is commemorating the 40th annual Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15. The organization encourages smokers to either set up a long-term strategy for quitting or to simply quit on that day. The concept of the Great American Smokeout was invented by Arthur P. Mullaney in 1971. The Randolph, Mass., native asked his fellow townsmen to forgo...more
It goes without saying that happiness and health are at the top of almost everybody's priorities. Our lives are simply better when we feel emotionally fulfilled and physically able. As such, it's important to keep a positive outlook in all facets of your life, whether it's work, family or personal aspirations. But do you know just how important happiness really is? Keeping a...more
Berry, Berry Good Berries are among the tastiest sources of antioxidants around. Why are antioxidants important? Antioxidants are compounds that counteract the damage to cells that occurs with age and in response to environmental factors such as pollution or smoking. The best way to promote healthy cells is to get your antioxidants from healthy foods, such as...more
Diabetes Myths Debunked There are many myths that persist about diabetes. Here are four myths you may have heard that are simply false: Myth: People with diabetes should eat special diabetic foods. Fact: If you have diabetes you should eat the same healthy, balanced diet as anyone else. There are no special benefits for people with diabetes if they eat foods...more
If you have diabetes, you should know that what you eat and drink affects your blood sugar levels, which makes it important to keep track of what you ingest. A diabetes diet isn't really restrictive - so don't worry about not being able to enjoy some of your favorite foods. Rather, this type of medical nutrition therapy focuses on eating a variety of healthy foods in moderate...more
With so many popular video games, television shows and other sedentary activities, young people these days simply aren't getting enough exercise. The Mayo Clinic recommends that kids age six and older should get at least an hour of physical activity a day. To ensure that your child is participating in the right amount of exercise, consider these simple ways to get him off the...more
In the course of a single day, your child is inevitably going to be exposed to countless germs and viruses, whether from his or her peers, teachers or simply the surrounding environment. You probably can't protect your little one from every single illness that comes his or her way - but on the other hand, you don't necessarily want to. Speaking with Parents.com, Charles...more