Archive | April, 2010

Swim Your Way to Health

Posted on 30 April 2010 by

Swimming is a fantastic exercise. It helps build stamina, keeps your joints and muscles supple, develops strength and releases stress. Swimming is also quite therapeutic and many people feel very relaxed from being in water. It’s a great way to unwind and even come up with creative ideas for life and work. Here are a […]

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Learn to Be an Optimist

Posted on 29 April 2010 by

Do you ever wonder how some people manage to bounce through their life without seemingly having a care in the world? When you see someone who is consistently looking at life in a positive way, it doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have any worries. It simply means they have learned the skill of being an […]

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Green Toys for Your Child

Posted on 28 April 2010 by

One way to teach your child to be environmentally friendly is through their toys. Toys make up almost half of a kid’s belongings. Aside from keeping them busy, toys help develop children’s sensory skills and brain functions. By buying green toys for your kids, you teach them a lesson in consumer choice and environmental responsibility. […]

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Help Your Child Deal with Peer Pressure and Teen Cliques

Posted on 28 April 2010 by

Peer pressure – it’s every parents nightmare. When our children are young, we have a large say in their lives. They look up to us with awe and love. When our children grow, they still love us, but rather than looking at mom or dad as their “idols” they turn to others. For many parents […]

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Jumpstart Your Metabolism

Posted on 27 April 2010 by

We can all use a metabolism boost once in a while. Sometimes we just feel sluggish or heavy and other times we’re ready to embark on a fitness routine and need a little “oomph” to get us going. Whatever the situation, these tips will help you kick-start your metabolism into its optimum point. #1 – […]

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Potty Training Made Easy – Strategies That Really Work

Posted on 26 April 2010 by

Potty training can be a process of trial and error. It can be both exciting and quite frustrating. Rest assured, eventually your child will be potty trained. There are very few teenagers running around in diapers! That being said, there are proven potty training strategies that have worked for parents over the years. Let’s take […]

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Slow Food versus Fast Food

Posted on 26 April 2010 by

Have you heard about the slow food movement? A lot of people have had enough of junk food and what it seems to be doing to our health and society as a whole. For these reasons, the slow food movement was set up. The basic ethos of the movement is about getting back to basics […]

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Homework Help Strategies to Help Your Child Do Well in Math

Posted on 25 April 2010 by

Math is a subject that many kids find difficult. It seems for a lot of children you either have a natural knack for math or you don’t. However, even a child that is struggling in this area can make very good progress with the right strategies in place. For some children it’s not a matter […]

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How to Avoid Shopping Mall Tantrums

Posted on 25 April 2010 by

Going to the mall with a kid in tow is fun but complicated at the same time. Most kids love the change of scenery while their parents enjoy spending leisure time with them. In a perfect world, the child will happily tag along and keep himself amused as the parent unwinds and casually goes on […]

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Garden Pond Maintenance 101

Posted on 24 April 2010 by

Many people have installed garden ponds at their homes. They add interest to the garden, encourage wildlife to visit the garden, and provide a place for peace and contemplation. Using these garden pond maintenance 101 tips, it won’t be long before your pond is ready for spring’s visitors. Ponds require regular maintenance. The better care […]

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How to Spring Clean Your BBQ Ready for the Warmer Days

Posted on 23 April 2010 by

One thing people look forward to once warmer weather arrives is grilling outdoors. Is your barbecue grill ready? If not, here’s how to spring clean your BBQ ready for the warmer days. Start with the foundation. If your patio or deck isn’t in good repair, it won’t do you any good to set your grill […]

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Why Running Is a Natural Stress Buster

Ask a runner why they run and you might get a variety of reasons. Maybe they needed to lose weight for their health’s sake. Perhaps it was a requirement from being in the military and they decided to continue it. Others began running in school and continue because they enjoy the “runner’s high”. Whatever reason […]

Why Gardening Is Good for Your Health and Life

Gardening is a fantastic activity in many ways. It’s a great form of exercise, stress reliever, creative outlet, and just plain old good fun. Studies have shown that regular exposure to nature and fresh air is good for us. Not only will you feel energized and refreshed after a gardening session, but you’ll also feel […]

Natural Steps to Control Your Pain

If you are in pain, especially if it is nagging or chronic, you may be hoping to avoid taking medication but still want relief. Or maybe you would like to save money by managing your pain without resorting to chemical means. There are many non-medical, sometimes inexpensive ways to manage your pain. Chiropractics A good chiropractor can […]

Summer Fitness & Health Tip: Warming Up and Stretching

Summer’s in full swing! It’s a time when the entire family is active doing everything from biking to swimming to tennis. You may even be trying new physical activities, like hiking and a pickup baseball game now and then. To get you off on the right foot, here are some helpful ideas. Try them together as […]

Why Should You Start Exercising Now?

We will always have reasons why we prefer to set aside exercise for other activities. It is also a known fact that a lot of people have dropped out of fitness programs, or have given up trying to exercise because of countless reasons. Some individuals may have given up exercise because they want to see […]

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