There's no better way to teach kids about healthy lifestyles than by setting a good example.
A healthy diet often is mistaken for one that is devoid of desirable foods. But just because a diet is healthy doesn't mean it can't be delicious as well. A few easy modifications to your favorite recipes can make a diet healthier without sacrificing taste.
Approximately 33.9 percent of adults in the United States are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control's website, www.cdc.gov. An additional 34.4 percent are overweight. In 2010, approximately 30.4 percent of Georgians were obese.
One of the greatest ironies of our time: Today's women have inherited from their mothers the freedom to claim authority in the military, corporations, churches, the professions, politics and higher education, but have been persuaded, largely by their own gender, to all but completely abdicate their authority over their children.
Students in Dr. Jana Shields' health, safety and nutrition class at Liberty County High School recently were certified in CPR and first aid. Shields and 13 students participated in a day-long training session with firefighter Casey Hale. At the end of the session, each participant took and passed a skills test.
NEW YORK - A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese - not merely overweight.
NEW YORK (AP) - As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.
I estimate that one-fourth of the questions parents ask me involve issues or behaviors that merit little - if any - concern. Some of the "problems" in question are normal to certain stages of development. Others are nothing more than little glitches that will resolve themselves in time (and might develop into real problems if people respond to them as such). And some are reflections of personality (or temperament), which is inborn and therefore fairly fixed, although not immutable. These include things like shyness, which most shy people figure out how to successfully compensate for by early adulthood. Here's a short ...
WASHINGTON - It sounds like good news: Annual premiums for job-based family health plans went up only 4 percent this year.
WASHINGTON - Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?
With the advent of a new school year, it seems appropriate to tackle the issue of homework: more specifically, the question of how involved parents should be and how parents can limit their involvement to only what is necessary.
Arthritis can make physical activity more difficult. In spite of that difficulty, exercise is an important part of staying healthy for men and women with arthritis. Even moderate physical activity can strengthen bones and muscles and increase joint flexibility, making it easier for arthritis sufferers to perform daily tasks.
Q: My two teenage daughters, 13 and 15, constantly are begging me to buy them clothes. It's become highly annoying. To stop the constant whining, I've decided to stop buying them any clothing and give them each an $800 annual clothing allowance. Should I give them the whole amount at once or give it to them on a monthly basis?
About 80 percent of the people who are bitten by mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus won't develop any symptoms, according to Maj. Mark Potter, entomologist with Winn Army Community Hospital's environmental health department.
Grilled cheese on a pretzel bun; maple burst pancakes; cold nachos; breaded chicken nuggets - these are some of the lunch options in school cafeterias across the country. Following streamlined government regulations aimed to make school lunches healthier, some parents are left scratching their heads wondering if anything has changed.
Italian researchers say pasta eating is linked to a healthy body weight. Before you roll your eyes, know that an older study in the U ...
Pregnancy is not an excuse to skip your workout, a new study confirms.
Kids are natural climbers. They climb trees, fences and just about anything they can grab hold of.
Recently, my 6-year-old daughter, Azure, was sitting at the computer when some instructions popped up that required some reading that she had difficulty doing herself ...
Young adults are staying on their parents' health-insurance plans longer, and they're seeing their childhood pediatricians even when they're old enough to have ...
Everyone knows they shouldn't eat cookie dough because of the risk of salmonella from raw eggs. (Not that this stops many of us from ...
With modern life as fast-paced and busy as it is, many of us find ourselves exhausted not only by the end of the day, but ...