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The Speed of Our Body Compared to IndyCars

04/30/2015 | CommunityEventsEveryday Wellness

There’s no doubt in any IndyCar fan’s mind that these are impressive, powerful and fast machines. Average IndyCar speeds reach approximately 227 mph, though some racers have posted even faster laps. It’s expected that the average speed will soon be 230 mph. But what you might not realize is that the human body is as powerful, if not more powerful than an IndyCar, and can boast some impressive speeds of its own. Take a look. Coughs Human coughs come in all sorts of varieties, but…

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The Health Benefits of Childhood Sports

04/30/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

It should come as no surprise that many parents see the benefits in getting their children involved in a physical activity, especially when one in three children in the US have been diagnosed with childhood obesity. Weight management is not the only benefit of childhood sports. Experts find that there are several preventative and mental health advantages too. Flexibility With naturally flexible bodies, children can move and bend with much more ease than adults. Children stretch their muscles while…

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3 Quick and Healthy Dinners for Kids

04/28/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Making healthy meals that kids enjoy can be a real challenge. You probably don’t have a lot of time to cook in the first place and kids tend to prefer sweeter, unhealthier foods. We’ve assembled three healthy recipes that you can make quickly and that your kids will love. Coconut Chicken and Roast Potatoes Ingredients: Serves 4 Shredded Coconut 1 Egg (beaten) 1 lb of Chicken Drumsticks Salt and pepper Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Coat chicken drumsticks…

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5 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home

04/22/2015 | Allergies & Asthma

As winter winds down and allergy season kicks into high gear, you and your family may be experiencing more runny noses, itchy eyes, and sneezing. While over-the-counter medications can help keep your allergies under control, there are steps you can take within your home to limit the burden of allergies. Dust. One of the easiest steps in allergy-proofing any home is getting dust under control. Go through your home and clean the dust off of all surfaces. Vacuum the floor. Make sure you keep this up…

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Technology Alternatives for Kids

04/21/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and ExerciseFamily Care

Technology provides many benefits and can help accelerate learning in a number of ways. However, overexposure to the digital world can also impact a child’s development. Consider these alternatives: Puzzles Even at a young age, puzzles help kids learn the relationship between objects and how to understand logical sequences. A puzzle lets your child feel the fit or misfit of a certain piece in the puzzle. Keep puzzles fun and emotionally stimulating as your child grows by choosing puzzles with…

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