August 31, 2013
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HEALTH AND FITNESS: What you do before facing high-calorie food and drink makes a difference
Do not go to a holiday party on an empty stomach. This is a recipe for disaster and sets you up right away to eat too much.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Gifts in jar can be just the thing to mix fun and gift-giving
With three kids in school now, I am always trying to come up with something new, unique, and creative for teacher gifts. I just love the idea of something the kids can help make and that the teachers will enjoy getting (and eating, too).
HEALTH & FITNESS: Options are available that teach the importance of giving to others
Letting your kids keep a few pieces from their trick-or-treating haul and donate the rest to the less fortunate or to U.S. military personnel overseas sends a good message to children.
HEALTH FITNESS: As the weather gets cooler, fun outdoor activities are ahead
Many of the festivals and events in Albany and Southwest Georgia in the coming months include components such as 5K races, fun runs and walks that fit into a healthy lifestyle.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Lunch can bring taste of home to school
If your kids don’t like the choices in the school cafeteria, there are fun, homemade options to try.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Takes some commonsense safety approaches ensure summertime is a fun time
Wearing protective equipment when needed, watching for motorists, staying hydrated, keeping a close eye on the kids and using sunscreen are important steps to take in keeping the good times going.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Letting the kids help choose and make recipes will make them more likely to try them
Spring brings with it a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. There are some quick, easy ways to incoporate these nutritious foods into your family’s diet.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Warmer weather means it is time to enjoy outdoor activities
Turn off the TV, tablet and video games and turn on to some fresh air and sunshine.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Kids can help create healthier alternatives to goldfish and animal crackers.
Eating healthier also can be fun for children if you allow them to help create their snacks.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: You can celebrate Valentines Day without overindulging
Adding a little color and creativity to food and drink makes Valentine’s Day more fun for kids.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Make sure the holiday fun does not remove health and exercise from your to-do list
The busy holiday season can make it easy for exercise to get sidetracked.
HEALTH AND FITNESS COLUMN: The year-end holidays can be enjoyable and healthy with preparation
By making some healthy substitutions and choices, the holidays don’t have to result in unwanted weight gain.
Health & Fitness column
Everyone associates this time of the year with Halloween and, of course, that means … getting lots of candy. Beyond that, though, the fall season means new veggies, including pumpkins.
Health & Fitness column
Now that we have all come to the realization that summer is quickly coming to an end and school is back in full swing, we need to get out of summer mode and back to school mode. I do agree that is went way to fast and on a personal note with my boys starting kindergarten this year, I was not ready for summer to end.