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  • Kids and Exercise for Parents
    Kids and Exercise for Parents

    When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym, running ona treadmill, or lifting weights.But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, during recess, at dance class or soccer practice, while riding bikes, or when playing tag. The Many Benefits of Exercise Everyone can benefit from regular exercise. Active kids will have:Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, fit kids...

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  • Which is more important: exercise or sleep?
    Which is more important: exercise or sleep?

    Many of us don’t get enough sleep and even fewer do enough exercise. So, do we hit the snooze button to get an extra hour of sleep or drag our sorry selves out of bed to squeeze in a workout before work?The short answer is: it depends.Sleep or exercise, that is the question. Or is it? If you are already getting eight or nine hours of sleep a night, then shaving an hour off won’t hurt so slug back a coffee (it can improve your workout) and do not miss the chance to move.On the other...

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  • Physical education makes you fit and healthy
    Physical education makes you fit and healthy

    Abstract The purpose of this study was to assess physical activity levels during high school physical education lessons. The data were considered in relation to recommended levels of physical activity to ascertain whether or not physical education can be effective in helping young people meet health-related goals. Sixty-two boys and 60 girls (aged 11–14 years) wore heart rate telemeters during physical education lessons. Percentages of lesson time spent in moderate-and-vigorous (MVPA) and...

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  • 7 Signs You're Ready for a Major Life Change
    7 Signs You're Ready for a Major Life Change

     There are moments in life when we know we need to drastically shift the course of our lives in order to live a life we love and truly be happy. Moments that while sometimes scary, will lead to a change that allows us to grow, evolve, and finally become who we were meant to be.Wondering if you're ready for that level of change and the joy that follows? Here are seven sure-fire signs you are ready and open for the big changes ahead.1. You're going through a life upheaval....

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  • The 12 Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism
    The 12 Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

    Certain foods can increase your metabolism.The higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to maintain your weight or get rid of unwanted body fat.Here are 12 foods that rev up your metabolism, which may help you lose weight.Protein-rich foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, nuts and seeds, could help increase your metabolism for a few hours.They do so by requiring your body to use more energy to digest them.This is known as the thermic...

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  • 24 Hours For Your Health - How To Detox In A Day
    24 Hours For Your Health - How To Detox In A Day

    If you’re feeling a bit sluggish or want to give your body a quick boost – don’t worry. By making some small changes to your daily routine you can give yourself a mini detox without having to splash out on a spa or follow a strict diet. Plan to be healthy A healthy lifestyle won’t just happen. To make those healthy choices and give your body a detox, it is important to plan and schedule them in throughout the day. Rather than making vague plans to “eat more healthily” or “do some exercise”,...

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  • Top 10 Most Hated Foods That Are Actually Good For You
    Top 10 Most Hated Foods That Are Actually Good For You

    Many people claim to hate the texture or taste of mushrooms. However, if you can get past this, you could be doing your health a big favour. Mushrooms are not only a good source of protein, but they also are rich in B vitamins and are the only vegetable to naturally contain Vitamin D. To give the healthy fungi another shot, try using it as an ingredient in burgers to help disguise their texture.Celery is a commonly disliked vegetable. However, the crunchy veg is packed with nutrients...

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  • Fitness and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old (for Parents) - KidsHealth
    Fitness and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old (for Parents) - KidsHealth

    The following article is from KidsHealth. Fitness and Your 6- to 12-Year-OldKids this age need physical activity to build strength, coordination, and confidence — and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle. They're also gaining more control over how active they are.School-age kids should have many chances to do a variety of activities, sports, and games that fit their personality, ability, age, and interests. Brainstorm with your kids on activities that feel right. Most kids won't...

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  • Size Does Not Matter 3 Things I've Learned from Being a Curvy Yogi!
    Size Does Not Matter 3 Things I've Learned from Being a Curvy Yogi!

    by: Melinda Parrish I’m a size 16/18 woman and I’ve been practicing yoga for over ten years. Throughout my journey as a curvy yogi, I’ve learned so much about my body, about the yoga community, and about the practice of yoga that has all really enhanced my life! When you’re a curvy woman, it can often feel like your size limits you or keeps you from having things you want in life. Friends, this is simply NOT TRUE in general, but it’s especially not true in yoga. If you’ve been hesitating to...

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  • 7 Mocktails For Booze Free Weekends
    7 Mocktails For Booze Free Weekends

    Surviving a boozy night out on the town sober is hard, but doable. With the right friends and the best mocktails, staying booze-free can be (shock horror) fun! Forget tap water, there are so many delicious alcohol-free drinks just waiting to be tried and tested – with health benefits to boot.Ready for an amazing sober night out? Get behind the bar and rustle up one of our 7 favorite mocktails.Transport yourself to the busy streets of Barcelona or golden sands of Marbella with alcohol-free...

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  • How Much Exercise Is Good For You?
    How Much Exercise Is Good For You?

    30 minutes of exercise a day is good for youIn the UK the recommendation from the government and the British Heart Foundation is for 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week for adults who fall into the 19-64 years of age category. However, there are various forms that this exercise can take and the UK’s National Health Service breaks that down into 3 sections. Either 150 minutes or two and half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week plus muscle-strengthening activities...

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  • The Five Healthiest Breads
    The Five Healthiest Breads

    Is bread healthy? Well, bread gets a bad press in the weight loss industry with low-carb eating plans dominating the diet market. However, there there are many types of bread that are healthy and can easily be included in a healthy eating plan.end : intro paragraphWe have tried, tested and chosen our top five healthy loaves of bread, so even if you are cutting your carbs you can still indulge in your daily bread. But what makes healthy bread? Here are five of the healthiest breads that...

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