As you travel through out-of-state airports this holiday season, you may want to make a wide detour around those haze-filled fishbowl smoking lounges. A new study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found major airports that allow travelers to light up in designated rooms, bars …
It is ashamed that more parents do not encourage healthy eating for kids. Although many of us were raised with the idea that everyone should eat healthy, many of us sadly fail to actually do so. Instead we embrace the world of fast food, soft drinks, and countless other processed foods that can be eaten on the go. One of the main reasons we all choose these unhealthy foods is because they taste good. However, plenty of healthy foods taste good as well. You just have to give them a shot in order to see. If you are not sure you want to put in the effort, just consider what you would be doing for your kids. Don’t you want them to grow up healthy and live long lives? This is a given!
It is not difficult to get started employing healthy eating for kids in your home. The key is to get them started early on. This way it is what they know. If you eat healthy, you set the ultimate example for the children. Sadly if you fail to eat healthy foods, then your kids may not take you seriously. This means they will probably not want to eat healthy fruits, vegetables and whole grains either. So if you can, instill healthy eating habits into them at an early age. It will make it much easier to keep them eating healthy in the future. These first years are a crucial time in their lives. Think about this when you are feeding your children each day. You are molding them to some degree.
What should you eat? Well, if you are striving to get healthy eating habits for kids started in your home, here are some foods you should move toward. All fresh fruits and vegetables are recommended. The reality is you should be consuming six to eight servings of these each day. Wow! Most people do not do this, but try and eat as many as you can. Healthy eating for kids also involves whole grains like whole wheat bread and rice. Oatmeal makes a wonderful breakfast food for kids. Avoid white breads that break down as refined sugars in your body. They provide minimal energy and get started as fat. You don’t want this, since it will lead to major weight gain over time.
Fast food should be a rare treat! Although the majority of Americans consume fast food twice daily, you should really refrain from eating these unhealthy foods altogether. If you love fast food, try to only eat it about once each month. This way your body has a chance to rejuvenate and heal. If you are considering healthy eating for kids, you should certainly steer clear of fast foods. As for beverages, the primary drinks your kid should embrace are water, low-fat milk and real fruit juices. Soft drinks are horrible for you body, as are many fake juice products out there these days.
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By: Cynthia W
Date Taken: 2008-09-10 11:48:22
Anorexics suffer from a disorder that causes them to have distorted mental images of their body’s causing them to stoop to unhealthy levels to lose weight it very unhealthy and can even be deadly if the anorexic does not get the help that they need.
Everywhere we look, the vision of a beautiful woman always seems to be one who is waif thin. On television or in the movies, any celebrity over a size 2 is considered “fat” and is ridiculed endlessly by the media and other outlets. This kind of thinking has lead to an influx of girls who feel that they need to be thin or die trying. The ideas to lose weight fast like anorexia are popular with teenage girls who think that it is a glamorous way to be skinny, but they do not realize all of the bad things that this disease can cause.
If you are planning to go on a diet to lose weight fast, it is best to eat a healthy, balanced diet. By following a healthy diet of lots of fruits and vegetables, a small amount of proteins and a small amount of complex carbohydrates each day and getting plenty of exercise, you can lose weight much faster than you think you can. There is no need to jeopardize your health over shedding a few pounds. If you are serious about getting thinner and healthier, you must do it in a healthy way. Yo-yo dieting and following severely restrictive diet plans can cause irreversible damage to your metabolism and the functioning of your organs. In severe cases, this way of losing weight can even cause death.
Before taking such drastic measures to lose weight, look around at other weight loss plans that are much healthier. Losing weight doesn’t have to be deadly. There are many safe diet plans out there to choose from that work with your body to burn fat and calories. There is no magic thing that will make the weight disappear. It will take discipline and dedication, but it can be done.
You cannot simply become anorexic just because you think that is the way you want to lose weight. Anorexia is not something a person can turn off and on. It is a disorder that requires professional treatments and is not something to take lightly. If you feel like you are fat when you eat, have stopped eating all together, hide your food so that others do not see that you are not eating, vomit after eating, or other signs of anorexia, please tell someone and get professional help immediately.
By: Stephen Choy: the Lose Weight Expert
Date Taken: 2006-05-29 16:30:34
Eating can actually be healthy and fun. But with the proliferation of fast foods and other tasty cholesterol-rich snack items, making your child see the beauty of eating healthy and natural food may become a challenge. Since access to unhealthy food choices are easy, and the choices are plenty, what‘s the best way for introducing healthy eating habits to your kids? Here are some effective healthy eating guidelines to consider.
Healthy Foods Actually Tastes Good
The typical fast food fare can be very tempting for most kids today. The problem is that the usual fast food fare consists of high-salt, high-sugar and high-calorie food items, which kids find so appealing, and are also easier to eat. For parents who are concerned about their children’s eating habits, learn to keep your cool. The reality is that healthy food can actually taste great. However, making your children love eating healthy food may require more effort and extra planning. While carrot sticks or cauliflower stalks may not be as fun as a plate of French Fries, you’ll require a little time and creativity to make these natural food items appealing to your kids.
Slowly Introduce Your Kids To A Wide Array of Fruits and Veggies
Making your children adopt healthy eating habits need not end up in a shouting match, or a concentration camp forced-eating regimen. Slowly introducing your children to a wide array of fruits and vegetables will help in jump-starting their appreciation of healthy eating. As most fruits are naturally sweet, it should not pose much of a barrier for kids to like. You can even create stories about the fruits and vegetables they consume, to make things more interesting. The most satisfying thing is that, once your kids consume the fruit, you’re assured that they’re getting their fill of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Cook At Home, And Involve Your Kids
According to most healthy eating advocates, every child should be taught how to cook, both in school and at home, and not simply be fed with slogans about good nutrition. The truth is that good and healthy food can actually be cooked in just 15 minutes. Also make it a practice to involve your kids in cooking food at the kitchen. Guide your kids through the recipe. While the older kids can chop the veggies, the younger ones can help toss the salad dressing or veggies. It will also be great if you could bring the kids along to the market when buying your ingredients. The best thing with this activity is that children will easily understand the significance of food preparation, and have a better appreciation of healthy eating.
If you’re kids are initially not receptive to your healthy eating suggestions, don’t worry. Never give up in your quest to make your children find the fun in healthy eating. As most children will outgrow their often limited eating habits, their tastes and food choices shall develop and expand, over time. Although it may take you more than 10 or 15 tries before your kids start appreciating the perks of eating legumes, beans, cabbages, squash, lettuce and other greens. Once they find the fun in eating fruits and vegetables, you’ll soon find yourself with happy, contented and healthy eaters.
By: Dina Brown
I was reading some pretty shocking statistics about how some children are not only not getting enough fresh fruit and vegetables each day – but some are even struggling to correctly identify certain fruits when they are presented with a picture of them. Shocking …..
Like most children, my girls are given the odd packet of crisps, sweets or chocolate here and there, but we always have plenty of fruit on hand as a first choice. Francesca is particularly fond of Bananas – or "Narnna’s" as she refers to them!!
Here she is devouring one earlier!
Date Taken: 2011-07-24 16:07:47
Owner: Steve Tolcher
Health is the foundation of both happiness and success. It is rare and extremely difficult for an unhealthy person to either be happy or be successful.
During Christmas and Christmas gift giving, it is true, we hardly think of health. We, however, do think a lot of love and merry making, which are very necessary for good health. But immediately after Christmas, we think a lot about health and fitness. It is so because New Year follows Christmas closely and when we think of New Year Resolutions health and fitness is our top priority. To go for walking, jogging, swimming, to start playing a game, to join a gym, to be more active and near the nature, to eat balanced food, etc. are some of the New Year Resolutions which people make for good health and superb fitness.
Before we discuss what Christmas gifts we could give for health and fitness, let us see the Fundamentals of Health and Fitness. These are:
- Decide to Be Healthy!
- Condition Your Mind to Health
- Eat Healthy
- Exercise Regularly
- Be Active
- Live naturally and near Nature
- Fast at least once a week
- Be Happy
- Adopt a Regular Life Style
- Keep away from Bad Habits
So, as with happiness, so with health and fitness also mind plays great role in keeping us healthy and fit.
Christmas gifts relating to health and fitness would be appreciated very much. Some gifts which we could give are as under:
Yoga Books and Accessories: I have put yoga books and accessories at the top because yoga is a health system par excellence. Of course, yoga is not just a health system. It is a complete way of life. But it harmonizes body, mind, and soul and for perfect health and fitness this is very necessary. Yoga can be done indoors or outdoors, singly or in a group, nearly any time of the day, and by persons of any age. So, give the gift of yoga this Christmas.
Games and Sports: I have put games and sports in the second place after yoga as games and sports keep us active and interested. If we play some game, we are to a great extent addicted to it. We will make sure that we go to play. In some other activities this sort of commitment is difficult to maintain. Furthermore, most of the games and sports involve partners and teams and, therefore, it becomes sort of an obligation to be present. In a sense, every activity could be termed as games and sports, and many of the following activities could come under this heading, here by games and sports I mean activities like football, hockey, golf, tennis, badminton, etc.
Outdoor Activities: Most of the games and sports are outdoor activities. On the other hand, nearly all the outdoor activities are sports and games. Football is an outdoor activity as well, and skiing is a sport also. However, by outdoor activity I mean such things as camping, hunting, mountain climbing, fishing, and trekking, etc. Being outdoor means being near the nature. Being near the nature means health and fitness, and also peace of mind. Though nature is free (sun, moon, river, forest, mountain, cool breeze, sky, etc. are free) and one could enjoy them freely, most of the outdoor activities require special equipment which may be little costly. Giving a gift of such equipment to an outdoor enthusiast would be appreciated very much.
Gym/Swimming Club etc. Subscriptions: Gym and Swimming Club etc. subscriptions are excellent gifts. They are long lasting also (they would last, at least, the period of subscription). Personally, I have observed, that it is sometime difficult to keep up with such activities. People lose interest. So, such gifts are to be given to the right person if you don’t want it to go waste.
Home Exercise Equipments: These are gaining popularity now-a-days as people are hard pressed for time. They want to include exercise also in their routine of shaving, taking a shower, and eating breakfast. A jogging machine in the bathroom is very convenient. Here also, unfortunately, people lose interest. However, it is still good as the equipment is at home and sooner or later some family member would benefit.
Health and Personal Care Products: These include diet and nutrition, health and personal care, medicines and household medical equipments, etc. These help in keeping good health and personal care. These are also good health gifts.
Accessories and Clothes: Every sports and game and activity require accessories and clothes. A good jogging suit, sneaker, or swim suit is not only necessary; they also inspire to undertake the activity. Giving such gifts is a signal to the recipient to start the activity. They also motivate.
Books, Audios/Videos, and MP3 Downloads: As with happiness gifts, so with health and fitness gifts also, books, audios/videos, and MP3 downloads are very important to inspire and motivate. They also teach. For example, yoga and exercise videos are very popular and many people do their exercise session following them.
Memorabilia and Allied Products: In games and sports memorabilia and allied products are very important. The possessor of an autographed baseball bat or World Series mascot or cards would be very proud and happy. Such memorabilia is available as gift items and would be appreciated very much.
Sports and Games Items to the Needy: It is true that many would be great sports persons could not realize their potential as they had no money to buy even the bare minimum equipments. In the developing countries the conditions is very pathetic. Only rich and well-to-do persons could afford the expenditure. So is the case with health. What to talk of sports equipments many don’t have even enough to buy medicines or food. Hunger is the greatest enemy of good health. Please also think of in this direction also while giving Christmas gifts of health and fitness.
LIVE THE LIFE BEAUTIFUL!
BE HAPPY! BE HEALTHY! BE SUCCESSFUL!
TODAY, TOMORROW, FOREVER!
Date Taken: 2011-09-02 19:12:19
Owner: Loren Javier
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