Children learn by observing their parents. If you smoke or drink, your children will most likely pick up the habit. If you spend your free time watching TV, they will too. If exercise is not part of your daily routine, they will never know what exercise is or how to achieve it.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children under the age of 15 should not engage in weight lifting, power lifting or bodybuilding.
Due to the fact that lifting weights builds body mass that, as we all know, is a great calorie burner and causes weight loss, it is not recommended for children. Teens [...]
When we become parents, we want the best for our children. This is especially true for their health. We view sonograms anxiously before they’re born, and we await word from the doctor that everything is as it should be when they arrive in this world. We take heed of every little cough [...]
When your house has a gas leak, you know it – right? Well, that all depends on what gas it is. When the natural gas reserves in your house leak, you can smell it so you know there’s a problem. However, like many other gases, carbon monoxide has no smell, taste or [...]
One of the most pleasing aromas in the world is that of fresh tomatoes prepared for canning. While most vegetables will dissipate during the winter months, isn’t it great to know that people can still enjoy a healthy menu due to canning their favorite foods at the end of their season.
Stock up on those [...]
Studies show that cod liver oil can prevent dry skin, help individuals who have arthritis and aid in increasing vitamin and omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for cardiovascular health. But the question some have raised is: can cod liver oil help asthma?
There is a definite link between asthma and cod liver oil. [...]
Yes, all sexually transmitted diseases can be treated, but for some, there is no cure.
Let’s look at the more common STDs and their treatments.
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is the newly discovered virus for which there is no cure. However, there is a vaccination which may prevent it.
Chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics.
Herpes, on [...]
For many people, losing weight seems like a constant uphill battle. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, the weight just won’t come off. A lollipop may sound like the last thing a dieter needs, but you might be surprised to find out how many people swear by them these days.
Of course you can’t lose [...]
Do you subscribe to the philosophy that resolutions are made to be broken, or do you believe the New Year’s holiday is an opportunity for change?
Resolution makers generally fall into one of three categories. There are the serious resolution makers who, year after year, dedicate themselves to self-improvement and use the holiday [...]
When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, it may suddenly become the only thing that matters to you. While it is important for you to spend time thinking about your treatment options and other arrangements, your cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to become your whole life. With a bit of effort you can help take [...]