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All Hail the Kale

Posted By on May 12, 2015 in Uncategorized |

All Hail the Kale

Kale is finally getting the recognition it deserves. That’s because this leafy green vegetable is sweet and earthy, very versatile and incredibly nutritious. Winter is peak season for kale; in fact, many people say it actually tastes sweeter and more flavorful after being exposed to a frost. The veggie contains beta-carotene and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin—which are associated with eye health—as well as potassium, vitamins A and C, fiber, iron and calcium. Plus, there are two grams of protein in a serving. Consider...

5 Benefits of Family Time

Posted By on April 27, 2015 in Uncategorized |

5  Benefits of Family Time

Spending time together as a family is important for building strong family ties, making lifelong memories and creating an environment that builds self-esteem and character in children. When asked, children say the number one thing they want most from their parents is time. Parents don’t have to spend a lot of money to spend quality time with their children; any time spent together sharing an activity is considered quality time. Here are five reasons family time rocks. Builds self-esteem in children Children who spend...

Amped Up on Energy and Sports Drinks – The Harm and the Hype

Posted By on March 9, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Amped Up on Energy and Sports Drinks – The Harm and the Hype

Energy and sports drinks are taking over kids’ health. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “sports and energy drinks contain substances that could be harmful to children.” Sports drinks, flavored drinks such as Gatorade containing carbohydrates and electrolytes as well as some vitamins and minerals, and energy drinks, which contain large amounts of stimulants such as caffeine and guarana as well as carbohydrates, protein or amino acids, are being marketed to children and adolescents. While sports drinks are used to re-hydrate and replenish...

Biking with the Family

Posted By on March 9, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Biking with the Family

Recreational biking can be a fun, affordable family activity that is appropriate for every family. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on fancy family activities; a simple bike ride to the park or bike ride in the country can be a fabulous way for the family to spend some quality time together. When you go biking with the family though there are a few things to keep in mind before you hit the road to make sure that everyone enjoys the...

Health Benefits of Cycling

Posted By on March 9, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Health Benefits of Cycling

Cycling is one of the easiest ways to exercise You can ride a bicycle almost anywhere, at any time of the year, and without spending a fortune. Many people are put off doing certain sports because of the high level of skill that seems to be required, or perhaps because they can’t commit to a team sport due to time pressures. Most of us know how to cycle and once you have learned you don’t forget. All you need is a bike, a half...