Preventing sports injuries with your kids can seem impossible to do. With the changing of sports seasons it is important to note the specific challenges that these athletes undergo as they progress through their seasons. Unlike the sports of spring athletes often start practicing in the warm summer temperatures and end up competing in the cold winter. Likewise, spring athletes often start practicing outside in frigid end-of-winter temperatures and end up competing in the humid heat of spring.
We know that all sports have a risk of injury, but there are still precautions and measures that can be taken to avoid those injuries. Contact sports might be responsible for more intense and serious injury, but other sports injuries are surprisingly responsible from constant daily wear and tear. Here are some tips for your kids these season, or yourself!
Bones are the building blocks of your body, so it’s super important to focus on keeping your bone health strong. Usually the idea of strengthening your bones probably isn’t your biggest health priority, especially when you’re younger. Worrying about bone health can seem like an afterthought that you’ll eventually get to – but you shouldn’t wait. Don’t worry about starting now, we’re here to help. Here are some things that can be changed to bump up bone health.Read More >
We all try to eat healthy and finding great recipes that are healthy can be a challenge. As we age we tend to focus on keeping our bones strong, something our parents probably instilled in us at a young age, but keeping a balanced diet isn’t always easy. The change of seasons, available good produce, our own personal preferences and specific needs can make it a challenge. We say keep it simple. Here’s a simple, yet delicious salad recipe we found at Eatingwell.com that you can edit to your tastes and even makes a great pack ahead lunch for work.Read More >
Spring is here according to our calendar so it’s time to say goodbye to rich soups, stews, pastas and feel-good desserts and prepare for a lighter and more healthy habit oriented season. It’s no surprise we tend to hibernate and some of our eating habits get thrown to the way side. Aside from the weather, some of our most challenging holidays are thrown in there as well. It becomes even more difficult to make healthy habits stick, but we know how important eating healthy is. Of course, there are other factors that come in to play as well. Here are some tips to help you get back on track this spring.
French Toast is a staple breakfast option in most homes, so dressing it up with a new recipe could be a lot fun. Mother’s Day is almost here and it doesn’t matter whether your Mom is still young, a grandma, or a great-grandma she could certainly enjoy a special breakfast made for her. But this doesn’t have to be “just” for mother’s day. You and the kids can make this great recipe for you all together anytime for any occasion and it doesn’t have to be only for Mom. French Toast is good for breakfast, for a special dinner, and for everyone! We found this recipe at The Pioneer Woman and not only is it delicious, but it’s easy! Make a quick trip to the store and grab the ingredients for a personal present for those you love.
Cucumber, Mint, and Feta. All of the ingredients sound light and fresh, perfect for summer or spring. Perfect for shaking things up during an oppressive winter full of heavy comfort foods. There are a variety of ways to freshen up your salads and bring spring to your table, why not a cucumber salad? Fruit and vegetables are one of my favorite things to add to my salads this time of year. Also, adding mint shouldn’t be limited to drinks this time of year, add it to your salads too! Below is a bright and refreshing salad recipe to igniting your spring.Read More >
Staying active during the cold season? It’s never easy. Without a gym membership, many people lose all motivation when it comes to staying in shape as winter approaches. When the temperatures drop, the sky turns dark, and the wind seems to start pushing you back indoors to the warmth of your couch. But don’t be discouraged. It’s difficult for everyone and we have some tips to help keep you motivated and get you through the long cold season.Read More >
People usually use January as a time to make a “New Year’s Resolution”,but any time is a good time to set a new goal. The trick is to setting goals that will last. The most common resolution people set is to lose weight or get healthy. According to the University of Scranton, only 8% of the people who set New Year’s resolutions succeed in attaining them. Most people fail in achieving their goals because they do not stick to the new habits for long enough. Here are some tips that will help you keep your new goals this year:Read More >