How Fit Is Your Kid

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I read an article the other day entitled “How Fit is Your Kid?” Research found that 1/3 of all teens would fail an 8-minute treadmill test. Pretty scary! There are reasons for this of course, like:


What To Do If Your Child Has Chicken Pox

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Chicken pox is a common affliction that affects people of all ages but is most commonly seen in children. The symptoms of chicken pox are red bumps on the body that turn into blisters and that increase in quantity over several days. The bumps may look like insect bites or a rash and is often […]


Easy Backpacking Dinner Recipes

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As you already know if you’ve read our other easy backpacking recipes, it is very important to eat nutritiously and drink plenty of water while backpacking. We’ve already mentioned a few meal ideas for breakfast and lunch, as well as a few energizing backpacking snack suggestions. Dinner is the backpacking meal that most backpackers settle […]


The Bad Golf Swing

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We all can’t be pros, but we can avoid making simple mistakes. If you have a bad golf swing, it may not be because you’re a bad golfer! Here are some simple things to keep in mind that may help you avoid a bad golf swing. Don’t Underestimate The Set-up The main ingredient in most […]


Easy Weight Loss With Healthier Meals

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Meals at home and with family do not have to be fat-laden affairs. Nor do they have to be boring, tasteless times of celery mashing around the table. A few subtle adjustments in your food choices will make a big difference on the scales. Think Lean Meat Don’t give up meat, just make smarter choices […]


Diet Facing Lousy Choices

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It’s 11:30 AM. You’ve been up since 5 o’clock and the hunger meter is on high. “What to eat?” you think to yourself. You pore over the menu for the deli downstairs but nothing you can allow yourself looks that good. Sure, you could go out for fast food but there’s a meeting coming up […]


Weight Loss Tips

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Here are 10 tips for helping to lose weight by using healthier meals and 10 tips for helping when you are eating out. 10 Tips for a better healthier meal When it comes to cooking a meal for the family, don’t let your diet take a back seat. Just because you’re on a diet and […]


Crockpot Recipes For Low Fat Dieters

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You may not believe this but there are actually a countless number of crock pot recipes for people who are on a low-fat diet. Apparently, such low fat crock pot recipes are intended for people who are watching their health and their weight very carefully. In this regard, we would want to share at least […]


They Say Look In The Mirror Don T See Fat See Beautiful That S Not Going To Make You Healthy Or Unclog Your Arteries

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My husband was 241 lbs. and had a triple bypass six years ago. Today he weighs 178 lbs. and his cholesterol is 108. I never lied to him about his food; I just neglected to mention that I did things like replacing the ground beef in his chili with veggie protein crumbles (from the frozen […]


Food Poisoning An Overview

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What is Food Poisoning? Food poisoning results when you eat food contaminated with bacteria or other pathogens such as parasites or viruses. Your symptoms may range from upset stomach to diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps and dehydration. Most such infections go undiagnosed and unreported. But the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each […]


Kitchen Shortcuts For Busy Families

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Do you need to save some time in the kitchen, but are not quite ready to tackle a lot of freezer cooking just yet? Here are some shortcuts that work for my family, and might just fit with your family, too. Most of the meals my family eats start with the basics, like chicken and […]


Eating In Thailand

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The first time I went to Thailand was back in 1973. I was a young soldier in the United States Army and Bangkok was my first duty station. I was there for 18 months and my first meal back in America was a Big Mac, fries and a Coke. Times have changed and fast food […]


Making The Right Fast Food Choices

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Every now and then, even with the best of intentions, we find ourselves looking to a fast food restaurant for lunch or dinner. Maybe a lack of time or a lack of planning is to blame for forcing this upon us. Maybe something came up beyond our control that is making us resort to this […]


Delicious Do It Yourself Snacks For Kids

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Nearly seven million American children come home from school to an empty house, clamoring for a quick, appetizing snack only to settle for junk food. But instead of reaching for the sweets during those cool after-school days or hot summer nights, kids can put on the chef’s hat and prepare their own easy, tasty snacks […]


Kids Calcium Consumption Is Key Concern For Parents

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Parents play a key role in ensuring their children meet the daily requirements of calcium intake, according to a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report also states that most children and adolescents are at risk for bone fractures and osteoporosis later in life due to low calcium consumption when they’re young. […]


Speaking Of Diets Talk To The Hand

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Forget measuring cups, clunky scales and painful pinches with that body fat caliper. What if a tool to better health were right there in front of you? According to one nutritional expert, you need look no farther than the palm of your hand. “Most Americans are tired of decoding nutrition. It is easy to eat […]