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Exercise in Early Life Has Long Lasting Benefits

  Exercise is thought of as a necessary evil to many who find it hard to squeeze an hour of physical activity into their already hectic schedules. Exercise is too often thought of as something that should be started later in life to combat extra weight gain, but a study conducted at the Liggins…

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Effects of Positive Emotions and Behaviors on School Aged Children

  Children of all ages, from infancy to adolescence, are in the most crucial stages of developing their individual personalities and character traits. Their biggest example of behavior is seen in their parents or guardians, and the way these authority figures interact with the children and with one another greatly impacts the feelings and…

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Packing Healthy School Lunches

  It’s that time of year again. The time when stores are filled with first time and veteran parents carrying school supply lists up and down the aisles grabbing pencils, pens, and cartoon character clad notebooks for their young protégés. Whether it’s the first day of kindergarten or the first day of senior year,…

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Healthy Sleeping Habits for Kids

  Children crave structure throughout adolescence, and gaining a structure of some kind or another impacts them at any age. One thing that is important to build a routine for is bedtime. No matter the age, proper sleep habits and an ample amount of sleep in general are necessary to the focus and development…

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The Importance of Protecting Children’s Eyes from the Sun

  Many moms, dads, and caretakers out there realize the importance of applying sunscreen to the little ones in our care prior to outdoor activities, but an area of the body that does not receive as much attention when it comes to sun safety is the eye. UV rays are just as harmful to…

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Sun Safety Tips

  The summer months provide sunny weather and outdoor activities for children and their families, but a harmful side effect to the outdoor fun is sun damage. It is important to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays as protection can prevent the onset of skin cancer in the future. Below are…

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Keeping Kids Active and Fit

  In a time when video games, iPads, and other forms of technology reign supreme, it is increasingly difficult to get children outside for the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise. The rise of fast food popularity has also added to the difficulty parents face with keeping their children fit and healthy. Parents hold…

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10 Fun Things to Do with Kids This Summer

  Summer vacation is something students of all ages look forward to throughout the school year. For many kids, their parents do not get to enjoy this break from work alongside their children, but that does not mean that kids are unable to have fun during the summer months. In between family vacations and…

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Children’s Eye Exams and Why They are Important

  Eye exams can alert an eye care professional to deficiencies in vision, but annual eye exams can also reveal other issues not related to the eye as well. For instance, diabetes can be detected through an eye exam, and, for children, suspected learning disabilities can be attributed to a simple vision problem. For…

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Canada’s Food Allergy Awareness Month

  The month of May for Canada is known as Food Allergy Awareness Month, and Food Allergy Canada is dedicated to creating awareness of food allergens and conducting research on how to combat them. Two accomplishments that the group is especially proud of are their part in making food labels easier to read and…