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What You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Exercise

10/06/2015 | Family CareExpecting MothersPlay and Exercise

Whether you are an avid exerciser already or just want to start getting in shape before your baby arrives, working out while pregnant presents some challenges. You want to make sure not to do anything that would hurt you, or your baby. You also want to keep fit and healthy. Here are 5 things you should know about pregnancy and exercise: 1. Exercising can make your pregnancy easier. Exercise can lessen the discomfort of pregnancy by making your body stronger and better able to deal with the pressures…

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Warning Signs- 5 Signs Your Child May Be Suffering from Depression

10/06/2015 | Mental Health

If your child has a cold, or the flu, you would treat it. If they have a more serious condition like asthma or juvenile arthritis, you would take them to a doctor and come up with a plan to deal with the disease. Depression in children, while it’s not always as visibly apparent as some other diseases, also needs to be treated. It can be difficult to determine if a child is suffering from depression. The signs aren’t exactly the same in kids as they are in adults. Here are 5 signs that…

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Bullying Prevention- 5 Tips to Help Kids Build Self-Confidence

10/06/2015 | Mental Health

It’s incredibly challenging as a parent when your child is being bullied at school. Bullying can be damaging to your child’s self esteem in ways that can seem impossible to recover from. You need to address the direct cause of bullying by working with teachers and school administrators. You also need to manage the mental effects of the child who has been the victim of bullying. Here are 5 ways to help bullied kids re-build their self-confidence: 1. Invest in something they love. If your…

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Cool Running: 6 Ways to Keep Warm When Jogging in the Fall

10/06/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you maintain a regular jogging routine, the cool weather of fall and winter can be challenging. Cold air makes it less comfortable to run outdoors but you don’t want to let it keep you from exercising outside altogether. Here are 6 ways to keep warm when jogging in the fall and even into the winter: 1. Warm up inside. Before you head out into the cold, warm up indoors. Stretch, run in place, and do jumping jacks. Warming up will decrease the likelihood of injury from cold muscles. When your…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes Your Family Will Love

10/06/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

When you get home after a long day, you want to put together healthy, hearty meals for your family’s dinner.  Here are 5 recipes that you can make quickly that are also delicious and healthy. Slow Cooker Chicken and Salsa Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 16 oz container of your favorite salsa Salt Pepper Instructions: Before you leave for the day, toss 4 chicken breasts (lightly seasoned with salt and pepper) and 1 16 ounce jar of salsa into your slow cooker. Set to low…

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