Today, concussions are one of the hottest topics of conversation in sports and fitness. Research studies continue to come out with new and improved guidelines for prevention, rehabilitation and diagnoses of concussions. The media has engaged in endless documentaries, movies and shows advertising to the public key messages that health care professionals are trying to get across. While most parents and coaches understand the importance of physical rest following a concussion, many are still out of the loop on the importance of cognitive rest. Cognitive rest is loosely defined as the cessation of activities that stimulates your brain. For the first 24-48 hours following a concussion, this is critical.
Getting your little ones to eat healthy — and enjoy it — can be difficult, especially if they’re picky eaters. Loading up a plate full of unfamiliar food can be daunting for kids, so it’s important to find fun and creative ways to get them to eat and appreciate healthy foods. One of the keys is to give them plenty of options. It’s also a good idea to let them know that if they try a new food and don’t like it, they can try something else. Never try to force a child to eat, as this can have damaging consequences.
Exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma attacks, or trigger allergies, and these pollutants include smoke, pet dander, mold, cleaning products, and other chemicals. Keeping the air inside your home clean is extremely important for everyone, but it’s especially true if you have kids. Below are a few helpful tips and tricks for keeping the air inside your home healthy and clean.