Aerobic exercise helps children learn and remember

Do you want to boost your kid's memory and learning? Put them on the trampoline. Or the bike. Or in the pool to swim laps. New research from a study following 9- and 10-year-olds found that the fitter the child, the better they performed on memory tests. Of course, fitness doesn't necessarily give kids an advantage in ALL learning situations.But this research correlates with one done at Michigan State University last year, in which it was found that just 20 minutes a day of aerobic exercise may be enough to boost school performance for kids with ADHD....more

Posh Prepped Meals with a Healthy Twist: K Squared Meals

Huevos rancheros (pictured below) with spicy chili sauce. Tilapia poached in cardamom and ginger broth, mixed fingerling potatoes, and sautéed veggies. Is your mouth watering yet?But wait — it gets better. Each of these dishes contains only healthy ingredients, are appropriately portioned, and are ready to heat — or eat — in individual containers. Welcome to the bliss that is K Squared Meals....more

The Irrational Rationalization of Fat Phobia

Today in more totally not surprising news about fat shaming, it turns out that if formerly fat teens develop eating disorders to the point of damaging their health but become “thin”, their eating disorders are completely ignored. Why? Because they don’t have gelatinous thighs anymore and are thus axiomatically healthy, of course! Don’t you people know that skinny is the only sign of health?? Medical professionals know that thin people are always fit as fiddles!*seethe*...more

Move To Master: Deep Swimmer’s Press

The Deep Swimmer’s Press is one of my favourite weightlifting moves for many reasons, but the most important reason is that it’s a multi-tasker.I love moves that help simplify your workout, so that you can work a maximum number of muscles in less time. The Deep Swimmer’s Press works your Deltoids(Shoulders) and Biceps in one great move!...more

Are Nuts Really Healthy?

Are you buying “raw” nuts that are not really raw? Should you pay extra for Organic nuts? And, why bother soaking them? ...more
Thank you that interesting post. I never knew that raw was not really raw.more

Morning Routine: Starting Off Right

The kids have been in school for about 4 weeks now, and we decided to make a change to how we started our day.  Okay, I decided and had to find a way to get them on board.  Because here is how our normal school/work mornings look.6:30 My first alarm  (hit snooze till it quits)7:00 My second alarm  (turn off then lay there for a few)7:05 Start waking everyone up7:15 Get in shower7:30 Realize that no one is actually yet up and moving though they are awake...more

5 Reasons Why BMI Report Cards Need To Stop

So, I'm a little late to the game.  Apparently, for a few years now, some schools have been including a BMI (Body Mass Index) score on children's report cards.  In 2011, The Huffington Post reports that BMI scores are "the latest weapon in the fight against the growing obesity epidemic in children"....more

The Dreaded Morning Workout

The Ghost of Future Fatness

Like Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, I have just been given a glimpse of what my life could be like if I don't finally get my eating habits under control.  ...more
@AmyGrogan  Thank you so much for the positive reinforcement. You are exactly right about 1 ...more