Healthy Halloween! Doesn’t that statement just make you want to throw eggs at my windows and TP my trees? Those two words are totally contradictory, right? You definitely don’t want to be “that house” in the neighborhood that gives out raisins and apples to all of the little witches and werewolves on Halloween night.
Welcome back to school! Your kid is fat! It is a disgusting statement, but with the implementation of September as our first-ever National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, what else are we left to conclude? This nation’s childhood obesity epidemic is probably the largest threat to the future of our healthcare system.
Can exercise improve my mood? There are many studies that show exercise actually can boost your mood. First, aerobic exercise like running, biking or other cardiovascular activities can prompt the release of mood-lifting chemicals. These endorphins create a feeling of well-being, power and control.
Childhood obesity is quickly becoming a serious problem all over the world. The problem escalates as overweight children often grow into overweight adults who face serious medical issues. Overweight and obese children are at risk for developing medical problems that affect their present and future health and quality of life, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, bone and joint issues, shortness of breath, disrupted sleep, liver disease and other issues.
Question of the Month:
I was in the gym the other day and I overheard a guy talking about his “No Pain, No Gain” weightlifting philosophy. Do I need to adopt this attitude for my own workouts to see results?
Nighttime is generally devoted to slowing down and relaxing. Our busy lives are filled with stress and we require downtime to prepare for the next day. Generally speaking, evenings are the only time when we can get away from all the stresses of life and just relax.