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How Can I Inspire My Child to Be Healthier?

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic among children in America. Consider the following facts: Since 1980, obesity rates among teens ages 12 to 19 quadrupled, from 5% to 20.6% Today, about 1 in 5 children are affected by obesity. The percentage of students meeting...

What is a Healthy Portion?

Food portions are larger than ever these days—usually much more than we need. Choose your starting portion size by relating food to everyday items. Meat or Fish: A serving of meat, fish, or poultry is equal to a deck of cards. Fruits & Veggies: A serving of fruit...

How to Maintain a Healthy Weight

We all make new plans for the New Year. For many of us that means a new set of goals and resolutions, and a typical new year’s resolution is DIETING. The past year has been full of new dieting methods: the ketogenic, alkali and paleo diets, juicing, carb cycling...

Go Meatless Once a Week and Improve Your Health

According to this article in Medical News Today, data confirms several health benefits of a plant-based diet. Small steps to a healthier life are going meatless at least once a week. A tiny effort that gives a significant impact on your body, many people now consider...

High Blood Pressure in Children

Bad eating habits in childhood can cause early obesity and high cholesterol. More than one-fifth of youth in the United States aged 12-19 years have an abnormal cholesterol level. When Children are above the normal weight range they should have their cholesterol...

Cutting Sugar Consumption Rapidly Improves Heart Health

Investigation Reveals 50-Year-Old Sugar Industry Cover-Up American Heart Month reminds us to take care of one of the most important organs in our body – the heart! Many of us strive to follow established recommendations for a healthy heart. Do regular physical...