According to the Journal of Pediatrics, dairy and calcium intakes are inadequate in four- to 18-year-olds. In fact, only 30 percent of the US population two years of age and older get the recommended level of calcium or more. Plus, most kids do not get enough Vitamin D, potassium and protein, either. The good news -- all of these important nutrients are found in milk. Shelf safe milk provides an easy and convenient way for moms to make sure their children are getting the nutrients they ... Continue Reading
Learn about how you can incorporate more milk into your family’s daily routine.
Spring may be the season about renewal but for many of us fall is the perfect time to mix it up.
The fall is a great time to change up your workout routine. The cooler temperatures make it ideal for taking your work-out outside or trying that new class at the gym. The pressure of swimsuit season is gone but the holidays and all the excess is looming. Now is not the time to hide behind a chunky sweater! To make the jump into a new fitness routine just remember a couple key things: Taking it Outdoors For some runners, joggers and walkers the end of summer signals a time to ... Continue Reading
20 ways to get out of a rut and into a new routine.
Feel like you're in a rut? Getting bored with your daily routine? It can happen to all of us, especially when we are busy being moms. The key is to try new things that add excitement, meaning and interest to your day. Things that make you feel more energized, empowered, vibrant or relaxed. You can break out of the same old routine by consciously choosing to try new activities and replace old habits with healthier ones. Change requires a certain amount of adjustment but very often it's just ... Continue Reading
Keep the holiday heft away with these fall fitness guidelines.
You know it's coming - lying in wait for you like a spider waiting to trap you in its web - Halloween and all its sticky candy treats. The holidays, which start at Halloween and run to New Years, has Americans consuming a lot of sugary, waistline-destroying treats, an average of 7-10 lbs. per person! Hoping to stay clear of the dreaded holiday heft? There is hope if you follow these guidelines: Mounds & Monsters Halloween marks the beginning of candy madness. You buy a bag (or ... Continue Reading
Fun fitness trends that will have you more motivated than ever to hit the gym, pavement or dance class this fall.
Fall is a great time to re-evaluate the clothes in your closet - and that includes your workout wear. You can always add a new fitness class to your workout routine but adding a new pair of sneakers or tank can also get your heart rate pumping. Go Bare Back You work hard to build those sexy back muscles and this fall you can show them off. The latest in tanks is all about the back. The tanks come with full coverage in the front and criss-cross straps or bars on the back to showcase all ... Continue Reading
Check out some amazing (and fun) mobile apps available to help you transition to a healthy lifestyle.
Nowadays, we rely on our phones for just about everything. It’s our alarm clock, personal assistant, address book, GPS navigator, babysitter (any mom who has taken a child with them to a doctor’s appointment can attest to this) and, occasionally we actually use them to call somebody. It makes total sense, therefore, to use it for a healthier purpose – getting in shape. There are some amazing (and fun) mobile apps available to help you transition to a healthy lifestyle. They vary in ... Continue Reading
Learn how to wear your loungewear without looking like everyone else.
While at my “satellite” office last week, I stared directly into the face of a very disturbing trend. Grown women -- mothers, wives, accomplished and successful people -- wearing the exact same thing. Woman after woman entered the coffee shop dressed, head to toe, in practically the same exact yoga outfit. I applaud these incredible women for their focus on healthy bodies. However, I am somewhat saddened that women everywhere are getting together (not always post-yoga) wearing matching ... Continue Reading
Discover ways to work with your daughter to increase her self-esteem this summer season.
Summer is all around us. It’s not only the warmer weather - it's also in the magazine racks at the store. More and more feature articles about getting a swimsuit ready body. Unfortunately, those articles might be harmful to a young girl’s body image. To make sure these articles don’t negatively affect your daughter’s body image, consider the following tips: Browse the magazines with your daughter. Help her understand that magazines very frequently touch up pictures of models ... Continue Reading
Sneaking in exercise and activity can help you get fit and healthy without a gym membership.
As a busy mom, we all know it can be difficult to get to the gym on a regular basis. It may even be hard to escape to the garage gym you created for yourself. But it isn't difficult to sneak in daily exercise when you're running errands and going about your daily chores. Here are eight simple (and fun) ways to sneak in exercise that you an start incorporating into your schedule today. You've probably read it or heard it somewhere, but do you follow the advice? Park your car as far as you ... Continue Reading
Check out this high quality workout gear and clothes that an athletic mom would love for Mother’s Day.
For the athletic moms, who are willing to give up their valuable free time for the sake of a workout, you probably have specific needs and wants on Mother’s Day. Some of you may want to take a day off and hit the day spa for a massage and relaxing facial. Some of you may want to head out for a special dinner and date night with your husband. Some of you may want a shopping spree for new gear and clothing. Truthfully, I’d take the shopping spree any day of the week, however, that does not ... Continue Reading