You may not realize it but your sleep habits may be directly related to any weight gain. A late night at the office or that Downton Abbey marathon all add up to sleep deprivation. Too little sleep can put on the weight now and in your future. Watch Your Mouth They say everything in moderation, right? Not so with sleep. Too little and you end up short-circuiting your health - mentally, physically and emotionally. And it can add inches to your waistline. When we stay up late, or rise to ... Continue Reading
Learn how a sleep deficit can result in you gaining weight.
Some tips for organizing, preparing, and easing back into back-to-school.
During the summer months, we tend to slip away from our routine and let things be a little more casual. The kids are out of school so there’s no need for structure around that rigid schedule and there’s no homework to look over. The freedom feels great but then, like most good things, it comes to a sudden end. Getting back to school and back into the swing of things can be tricky and stressful - but here are some tips for making it a smoother transition. Organize and Be ... Continue Reading
Tips on how to help kids get to sleep at night without fuss.
It's tough as a parent to get your child to fall asleep and stay in bed all night. They need a glass of water, want a tissue, have to go potty, want another kiss, or are afraid of something under the bed. The excuses can go on and on. As a parent who experienced this, here are some tips we tried during our quest to get our child to sleep through the night. Hopefully one or more will resonate with you. Determine Nighttime Needs When I learned that my daughter wanted more night lights in her ... Continue Reading
Seven tips for relieving stress and sleeping better.
Our technology-filled, multi-tasking lives can become very stressful. By the end of the day we are overwrought and sleepless. The less sleep we get, the higher our stress levels climb. Here are a few tips to help break the vicious cycle and sleep better with a sound, restful night. Strike a pose. Stress and sitting all day long can wreak havoc on muscles and leave us in knots. To ease the tension and clear your mind for bed, try some bedtime yoga positions like Child's Pose, a nice Forward ... Continue Reading
In a culture where children are increasingly sedentary and obesse, adding healthier habits to your child’s routine can be easy and painless.
Raising healthy kids is not easy. Picky eating, video games, piles of homework and fast-food campaigns are just some of the challenges facing parents today. Some days it may seem nearly impossible to instill healthy habits in our kids. The very best, and easiest way, to pass on healthy habits is to model them ourselves. And here are some other simple ways to sneak healthier habits into your kids' routines. Hide the veggies If your kids are notoriously picky eaters, the easiest way to sneak in ... Continue Reading