Category Archives: Health Tip

Health Tip: Treat a Toddler to a Picnic

And make healthy eating fun (HealthDay News) — If your child balks at sitting at the table, why not take it on the road? Treating your toddler to a picnic can encourage healthier eating and outdoor activity. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions: Don’t worry about planning a long car trip —…

Health Tip: Exercise to Combat Stress

It will help you feel better (HealthDay News) — Exercise helps more than just your physical well-being, experts say. Plain and simple, says the American Council on Exercise, exercise makes you feel better. The council offers these potential examples: Exercise can help reduce anxiety and help you feel less jittery. Exercise can boost your mood…

Health Tip: Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Creative suggestions for healthier meals (HealthDay News) — You should fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies at each meal, experts say. But that can be a challenge. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these creative suggestions for boosting consumption of fruits and vegetables: Keep a big bowl of fresh, brightly colored…

Health Tip: Kids on the Run

Precautions before they begin (HealthDay News) — If your child has a desire to run, you should encourage this great form of exercise that requires very little equipment. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take precautions, the American Council on Exercise says. Here’s the council’s advice: Check with your pediatrician before the child starts running,…

Health Tip: Make Your Recipes Healthier

Cut down on fat, salt and sugar (HealthDay News) — Your favorite dishes may be laden with fat, salt and sugar, but that doesn’t mean that you have to ban them from your rotation. Just make healthier substitutions. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions: Season with herbs and seasonings, instead of salt,…