Fresh and Budget-Friendly Easter Basket Ideas

Fresh and Budget-Friendly Easter Basket Ideas

When you’re putting together your child’s Easter basket this year, why not consider some healthy alternatives to traditional candy bunnies? Instead, think about giving your child treats which are just as fun, but promote her well-being. Here are some fresh, budget-friendly ideas for assembling a basket full of goodies that are not only enjoyable, they are also good for your kid.

Parenthood: A Rewarding New Challenge

Life changes in the blink of an eye when you find out the stork is en route. That’s a fact for all parents, and all parents have to get themselves and their homes ready for the arrival. As a person with a disability, there are a few extra steps you can take to help you tackle the challenges of parenthood, since children don’t slow down for anyone.

Stress and Digestion: Could The Way You Eat Be Adding To Your Stress?

Stress and Digestion: Could The Way You Eat Be Adding To Your Stress?

In our modern times and fast-paced lifestyles, most of us feel “stressed” at least some, if not a majority of the time. If you take a minute to think about all the things in your life that can promote stress you might come up with things like: tension in relationships, deadlines at work, family obligations/ expectations, school assignments, a traffic-filled commute, financial worries or your feelings when reading political posts on social media. These are some examples of stressors that are obvious to us. When we are stressed because of them, we actually feel the stress. We feel anxious, worried, rushed, pre-occupied or upset. We know for sure that certain situations or people can spike our stress levels. But what about the stressors that we cannot see…the “hidden” stressors?

Sunup to Sundown: Your Activities Affect Your Sleep Routine

Sunup to Sundown: Your Activities Affect Your Sleep Routine

If you lay awake tossing and turning half the night, you’re not alone. There are more than 70 recognized sleep disorders that affect 40 million adults in the US each year — 20 million more people have occasional issues with sleep. It’s not just the 18-plus crowd either. Children are not immune to sleep issues, and this lack of slumber has dire consequences.

Why You Should Be Thinking About Air When You Think About Your Family’s Health

Why You Should Be Thinking About Air When You Think About Your Family’s Health

Are you worried about the air inside your home? If your kids are constantly coughing and sneezing, you may need to take a hard look at it. The dangers of indoor air pollution are very real for families, but they are something that many moms and dads forget to think about. So, if you want to better protect your family’s health, you should start by bettering the quality of the air in your home by knowing these helpful tips.

4 Powerful Self-Care Tips for Healing Your Mental Health

4 Powerful Self-Care Tips for Healing Your Mental Health

It’s easy to forget to take care of ourselves when we have so many responsibilities. Although unintentional, this can have disastrous effects on our physical and mental health. Even the smallest of actions can have huge consequences when it comes to our overall well-being, so try to make self-care a priority in your life. Here are the most important self-care acts to practice if you want to improve your mental health.

Physical vs. Cognitive Rest for Children Suffering from Concussions

Physical vs. Cognitive Rest for Children Suffering from Concussions

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.

Dirty Home Air? Here's How to Fix It

Dirty Home Air? Here’s How to Fix It

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.

Stop Neglecting Yourself: Why Self-Care Is Essential and How to Practice It

Stop Neglecting Yourself: Why Self-Care Is Essential and How to Practice It

There’s no question that a solid fitness routine can improve your life immensely. We know that regular exercise and a healthy diet can lead to more energy, better sleep, higher self-esteem and more self-confidence. But there’s another aspect to wellness that many people neglect: self-care. Self-care is essential for our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Here is how you can incorporate it in your life.