"Come and get it!" It may be dinnertime, but when was the last time your family sat down and enjoyed a mealtogether? With music lessons, ball practice, play rehearsal, and work schedules, it can be tough. Rounding up the troops for an eveni... Read more
Do you have to hit the snooze button over and over before you can finally drag yourself out of bed in the morning? Are you nodding off in math class on a regular basis? If you’re exhausted all the time but you don’t know why, your electro... Read more
Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free.
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Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
I know I'm having lunch at a Thai restaurant today. I can usually look up the menu and nutrition info for most of the places I go if I am eating out. This is different - this restaurant is a local place with GREAT food, but no nutrition info to rev... Read more
My daughter who is 18 is probably in the obese category. I have asked her directly to take a look at SparkTeen but she refuses. What I realized is that the indirect approach seems to have more effect. I make sure to track when she is in the room. I... Read more
Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison Chicago TribuneKevin Trudeau, who for decades fraudulently sold weight-loss books and programs via infomercials, h... Read more
The topic of childhood obesity is interesting to me, both personally and professionally. My job is to help people create a healthier lifestyle, and I’m also the mother of three small children. But I’ll be honest, when I see st... Read more
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