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Posts found under "Behavior & Motivation " within Family Health

Enhancing Confidence In Overweight Youth With Resistance Training

By Anna Renderer on Thursday, November 07, 2013


The playground can be a cruel place for overweight kids, but there is a form of physical activity where they are more likely to feel successful and confident: strength training. Learn how you can help get overweight kids get moving with this basic six-week training program that can create a sense of accomplishment and instill a lifelong habit of being physically active.




Back to School: 5 Tips for a Healthy Start to the School Year

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, August 27, 2013


August is here and that means that most kids are heading back to school this month. As you shop for new shoes and pencils, take some time to think about what new habits your family can work on to make this the healthiest school year yet. Here are some ideas from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to help your family have a productive and energetic year.




Want Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables? New Study Suggests You Can Count on Books to Do Your Bidding

By Natalie Digate Muth on Tuesday, August 13, 2013


At a loss for how to encourage your children to eat more vegetables and fruit? A new research study suggests that reading nutrition-focused storybooks to your children may help turn your child into a veggie fan, even when all other approaches have failed in the past. Pediatrician Natalie Digate Muth explains the new research and suggests some books worth adding to your story-time line-up.




Peace in Parenthood

By Lisa Druxman on Monday, June 17, 2013


Are you an overscheduled, stressed-out parent? If so, you’re not alone. More and more, parents are feeling frazzled, tired and overwhelmed by the countless responsibilities and expectations of modern life. How can you cope? Try these great strategies for carving out a few minutes of “me” time each day, which will leave you feeling calmer, more refreshed and ready to take on whatever life throws your way.




Fitness for Mom at Any Stage

By Lisa Druxman on Thursday, May 09, 2013


No matter your stage of motherhood, fitness is a gift for you and your family. YOU need the strength for motherhood! And they need to learn from you that fitness is an important part of daily life and can be fit in to a busy schedule. Here is Stroller Strides founder Lisa Druxman’s best advice on how to get your body back, based on the ages and stages of your kids.




10 Cooking Tips for Healthy and Delicious Family Meals

By Natalie Digate Muth on Thursday, April 18, 2013


Trying to please picky eaters can make cooking feel like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Dr. Natalie Digate Muth explains how to cook healthy and delicious family meals that are sure to delight even your toughest-to-please family members.




Gardening with the Kids: 8 Steps to Starting Your Own Backyard Garden

By Natalie Digate Muth on Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Thinking about starting a backyard garden, but don’t know where to start? Dr. Natalie Digate Muth shares her adventures in gardening and offers 8 tried-and-true steps that will have you and your kids eating fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden by the end of spring and on through summer.




10 Tips: Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children with Autism

By Natalie Digate Muth on Monday, April 08, 2013


April has been designated Autism Awareness month, a time to bring attention to a condition that profoundly impacts 1 in 50 U.S. children and their families every day. While children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) experience unique nutrition and physical-activity challenges, they also can reap powerful benefits from a healthy diet and regular exercise. Here are 10 ideas to help make mealtimes and activity breaks into positive experiences for children and teens with ASDs.




“Spring Clean” Your Kitchen with a Healthy Pantry, Refrigerator and Countertop Makeover: Part 3

By Natalie Digate Muth on Thursday, April 04, 2013


It’s that time of year when many of us feel the urge to clean and de-clutter our homes and create a healthier environment. Most often, the best place to start is the kitchen. Learn how to revitalize your Countertop in this third of a three-part series on creating a healthy kitchen.




“Spring Clean” Your Kitchen with a Healthy Pantry, Refrigerator and Countertop Makeover: Part 2

By Natalie Digate Muth on Tuesday, April 02, 2013


It’s that time of year when many of us feel the urge to clean and de-clutter our homes and create a healthier environment. Most often, the best place to start is the kitchen. Learn how to revitalize your refrigerator in this second of a three-part series on creating a healthy kitchen.




What Are Some Good Summertime Refueling Options for Active Kids?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Are you paying enough attention to your little athlete? When it comes to kids, what they drink or eat before and after a practice or a game can be crucial to their performance and recovery. Check out some recommendations from registered dietitian Natalie Digate Muth.