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It is an undeniable fact that manual labor is one huge part of a mom’s job description. You will be running after your toddler all the time and whenever you go out with your little angel, you will have to lug a jam-packed diaper bag along with so much more. Even minor parenting tasks can take a toll on your body and leave you stiff and achy. Fortunately, you can try some pain-relieving stretches that target the spots that bother moms most. Stretches for Back Pain A stiff back is more like a part and parcel of parenting. Every time...

Many studies have found that making young kids jump, run, hop, squeal, and chase after each other can help improve their ability to think. There is a positive link between physical activity and cognitive performance in kids, but getting young folks to be more physically active is not always simple.  Even some adults do not like the idea of getting up and start working out in the gym. So, the question is, “how do you get the kids to exercise?” Here are some  simple tips and activities that will help keep your kids active...

The modern world is only just starting to really explore what traditional societies have known for thousands of years: the old ways of preserving food through fermentation not only give you a great-tasting result, these techniques also add concentrated nutrition and amazing probiotic benefits. Today, you can take advantage of these traditional methods in your own modern-day kitchen, using simple ingredients and common household utensils. What’s So Great About Fermentation? Traditional fermentation techniques for most food products...

Medicaid is a very valuable financial assistance program which provides funds for health care costs for individuals and families of low income. It also provides assistance for families with limited resources and families with children who have disabilities. Anybody who is eligible for Medicaid can receive its coverage as there are no waiting lists. If you qualify you will receive the coverage. Medicaid is jointly operated together by the federal government along with the state which runs it. Like the other programs, each state has a different...

Your feet are a vital part of your health. Many people don’t consider just how important your feet — and their health — are until something goes wrong. If you are a mom, you are no doubt on your feet for significant parts of the day, caring for the kids, working, and doing household chores. If you are particularly active on your feet (you do a lot of running) or you are heavy, you are potential at risk for a foot condition called ‘Plantar Fasciitis.’ You may never have heard of this condition, but let me tell...

It’s 7:00am and you have another busy day ahead. Your kids are fighting over who gets the last of their favorite brand of cereal, you’re almost out of coffee and toilet paper, and you’re going to be late for work because you have to stop by the DMV to renew your driver’s license. Your daughter has to be at a friend’s house by 5:00pm for a birthday party and your son just told you that he needs a new pair of shoes. Exercise is the last thing on your mind today, but if you’re trying to stick with a healthy...

According to the 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (a study sponsored by the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance) more than 75% of the children in America aged 6 to 15 years old don’t get enough exercise every week. Using the basic guidelines of 60 minutes of “moderate to vigorous physical activity” per day, the researchers looked at the overall physical activity levels of the average child in the U.S., which included the following factors:how much time they spent sitting down whether...

It’s easy to make a resolution to get healthy and get more exercise, but it’s often hard to get into a routine that fits into your busy day. Many women start out the new year with a schedule that looks good on paper, but after the third week of postponing exercise classes, doing last-minute projects instead of jogging, or just feeling too tired to get off the sofa and move, a lot of schedules and resolutions get abandoned. You can fit exercise into your day more easily than you think, if you just think about exercise in a different...

“Clean your plate!” is something that you probably hear yourself say regularly, especially when it comes to unpopular foods like spinach, cooked carrots and peas, or any vegetable that isn’t buried under a layer of cheese sauce. You may find yourself adding that extra cheese just so that your kids will eat their dinner, and for the kids, that’s not so bad. Growing children need extra fat and protein in their diets – but you don’t. Worse, a lot of parents choose to avoid the picky-eater argument by buying...