As a mom, I’m always concerned about the health of my boys — but not just their physical fitness. With kids back in school, the focus is now on their mental toughness. You want to be sure they’re getting the nutrients their growing brains need to absorb every ounce of information (hey, a Mom can dream, right?).
Your kids are moving on up! With new subjects, more work load and maybe a tighter schedule, your young ones are going to need to be on their toes this school year. For these super-hero students, be sure to pack them snacks which are jam-packed with super foods (read: super nutrition!). And set an A+ example by eating these snacks yourself and ridding the pantry of any high-calorie, sugary no-nos.
I love chips. Lentil chips, potato chips, veggie chips, tortilla chips – it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s in crunchy, salty and within arm’s reach.
But lately, I’ve discovered a healthier way to curb those chip cravings — with homemade baked kale chips! They take only minutes to prepare and are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium and other nutrients.
It’s well-known that our obsession with white refined sugar is not so good for us. Excessive amounts can contribute to weight gain and a host of other health concerns. The great news is that there are a bunch of great-tasting, natural sugar alternatives to use in your everyday cooking, baked goodies and sweetened drinks. Read more →
Turn a family weekend on the lake into a wellness retreat! There’s nothing like waking up to ta sunrise over still water. That’s why you have to grab those few precious moments of quiet, untouched nature while it lasts. Make the most of a long weekend by reveling in what the great outdoors has to offer from dawn to dusk. Read more →
By now the snow has melted from the mountaintops, which means only one thing…it’s time to go hiking! Climbing to new heights is a workout in itself. But when you want to dial up the calorie-torching benefits, you need to add a few “exercise enhancements,” as I like to call them.
What’s your vacation destination this summer? Most likely you’ll be hitting the sea shore at some point. And as much as we all love a luxurious beach resort, high-calorie cocktails and tiki bar snacks can quickly derail your fitness train. Stay on track by packing a healthier beach bag.
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