Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids

Summer is a season of relaxation, especially for school-aged children who are not yet old enough to work. Such youngsters no doubt enjoy the chance to spend summer days lounging poolside or at the beach, all without a care in the world or any homework to complete. Though summer is…
Playing sports has evolved from kids playing for fun to athletic programs on a much more competitive level than ever. This competition has created a world where kids spend more time on sport-specific training to enhance skills in one area, creating a disadvantage for young athletes. Studies have shown that…
Routine dental examinations and cleanings are an important component of oral healthcare for both children and adults. However, many children do not visit the dentist until well after the time recommended by medical and dental professionals. Parents may be unaware of the dental health timeline, or they could be reluctant…
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, chronic ear infections, headaches, colitis, leg cramping, autism, scoliosis and many conditions are often the result of a difficult birth. But not of the mom. We are referring to the stress of delivery on the baby. Imagine being squeezed through a 10-centimeter opening. Someone grabs your…
Protecting the planet is a global responsibility that requires the cooperation of every man, woman and child. Many eco-conscious adults likely adapted their lifestyles over the last several decades, when the movement to live in a more eco-friendly way took off as more and more people recognized the importance of…
Adults know when they are beginning to experience trouble with their vision. In such instances, men and women will book appointments with their eye doctors to determine what’s causing their problems. But whether it’s a fear or eyeglasses or simply feeling their symptoms are normal, kids might be hesitant to…
Many families spend winter figuring out how to chase away cabin fever and endure frigid temperatures until spring and summer mercifully return. Parents thinking ahead to swimming pools and days lounging on the beach can put their daydreams to practical use by planning ahead for their youngsters’ summer vacations. Youth…
In Wisconsin we have to take advantage of our great resources! For example, you can take some of your favorite fitness classes outside! Most local gyms offer outdoor boot camps that are guaranteed to give you an amazing work out and deliver results. You can also check out the local…
Sports may be the first thing that comes to mind when many parents think of extracurricular activities for their children, but not all kids are cut out for or interested in competitive athletics. But just because a youngster may not be the next star quarterback or captain of the soccer…
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day. While fulfilling those requirements might not have been a problem for kids who grew up before the dawn of the Internet, nowadays kids are…
Millions of people celebrate Halloween every year. Borrowed or adapted from a few different festivals that once took place in Europe, Halloween has origins in the Roman Feralia festival, the Celtic summer’s end festival Samhain and the Catholic All Saints Day. Trick-or-treating is a significant part of the Halloween festivities,…
Nash Riemer is an adorable three-year-old any parent would be proud of. But he’s never said “Mama,” “Daddy” or “I love you” to Tammy and Terry Riemer. Undoubtedly he would if he could, but Nash suffers from autism and is completely nonverbal. His parents met in Tennessee where Terry, a…
It’s the beginning of a new school year! And with that comes a rise in depression and anxiety in my clients. So we may ask, is it the transition back into school after the summer break? Is it getting back into the routine and schedule of school? Or is it…
If kids had their way, pizza, chicken fingers and French fries would make up a significant portion of their diets. But parents know they must make kids’ culinary choices for them so youngsters get all of the vitamins and nutrients they need to grow up strong and healthy. Parents also…
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