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Fun ways to teach your kids about healthy foods

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We all want our children to live long, happy, fulfilling lives. Teaching your kids about the importance of good nutrition is one way to set them up with healthy habits as they get older. Eating a healthy diet helps lower their risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other serious problems commonly associated with poor nutrition. September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. In honor of this cause, take a look at the following …

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What are your non-scale victories?

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Standing on the scale is just one way to measure your weight-loss success, and it doesn’t tell the whole story. Weight constantly fluctuates, which is why you shouldn’t be discouraged when you’re falling a bit short of meeting your weight goals, or even if you gain a few pounds. Instead of focusing entirely on what the scale tells you, set a series of non-scale victories that will help you stay motivated and excited about losing …

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Keep your weight loss on track during back-to-school season

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Whenever your daily routine changes, it’s easy for certain habits to get lost in the shuffle. The start of a new school year is a prime example: maybe you’ve done a great job eating healthy and being active all summer, but as soon as you’re back to making lunches and driving the kids to and from activities, you find that it’s harder to focus on your own goals. The good news is, with some forethought …

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How to get your kids to eat more veggies

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Children can be picky eaters — which is why many parents struggle with influencing their kids to practice good nutrition and healthy eating. Vegetables are packed with the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants your kids need for improved energy, mood, and cognitive function. Getting your kids to eat more vegetables can help them develop healthy habits guaranteed to improve their overall well-being, and lower their risk of illness and disease as they progress through life. June …

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10 benefits of gardening

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Gardening is more than just a hobby, and offers a number of lifelong health benefits. This highly therapeutic activity involves lots of movement and exercise, and works all your major muscle groups as you perform tasks such as raking, digging, and planting. Better yet, gardening allows you to produce fresh, healthy foods that drive weight loss and improve overall health. National Gardening Exercise Day is observed every year on June 6. In honor of this …

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How to eat healthy while you’re on vacation

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We all love vacations. They’re a chance to relax, spend time with the family, and explore a new place — maybe even a new culture. They’re also a time notoriously associated with indulging. Calories consumed on vacation don’t count, right? Unfortunately, they do. Have you ever gone on vacation only to come home and realize you’ve gained weight, or you feel terrible from eating too many sugary treats and simple carbs (or drinking too many …

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Lose weight by walking 30 minutes a day

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Walking may not immediately come to mind when you think of exercising, but maybe it should. Not only is walking one of the simplest and easiest ways to be active, it helps reduce stress, increase energy, and reduce the risk of serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Studies show that moderate walking is just as beneficial to cardiovascular health as running. And if you’re trying to lose weight, walking is an …