5-2-1-Almost None, A Practical Guide for Wellness

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  5-2-1-Almost None is a simple formula created by Nemours Children’s Health System. Nemours is a nonprofit pediatric health system that provides life-changing medical care and research, helps kids grow up healthy, advocates for kids nationally and trains tomorrow’s pediatric experts. It stands for: 5- or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day 2-hours of screen time or less per day 1- hour of physical activity Almost None- Sugary Beverages Vegetables are full of phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Vegetables keep skin, hair and eyes glowing while helping us maintain a healthy weight by regulating digestion. A serving..

Family Traditions Matter

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The importance of being deliberate with your family According to an article published by the Atlantic Daily, forty-seven percent of the time, the average mind is wandering. Many phycologists believe that a wandering mind is not good for ones well-being. As humans (kids and adults), we have a hard time staying focused and living in the moment. There are breathing and meditation techniques that can help us be more present in our daily lives, but chances are our minds will wander. If our minds are going to wander (and they are), research shows that wandering minds focused on upcoming..

4 Simple Steps to Staying Healthy

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We are just a few weeks into fall and already the classroom doors have warnings alerting us of signs and symptoms of aliments to look for in our children. Here are a few tips to keep yourself and your family healthy during the school year and beyond. Wash Hands- often Bacteria lives on fingertips, and research shows that adults touch their face, mouth, eyes and nose about 16 times and hour. Kids might touch their nose and eyes for the entire hour. Hands must be washed on a regular basis to keep germs off and out of the body...

The Holiday Season is here with all its Sweetness

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Tis the Season to eat sugar, fa la la la la la la la la….you know the tune, it starts with Halloween and it doesn’t end until the Easter Basket is empty. The American Heart Association and World Health Organization recommend that children age 0-2yrs have no added sugar in their daily diet, children ages 3-18 yrs are recommended to have no more than 6tsps per day, women are also recommended to have 6 tsp or less per day and men are recommended no more than 9tsp per day. There is one teaspoon of sugar per 4g, children and..

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