With all of the headlines out there on what you should or shouldn't be doing for your health, taking care of yourself feels like a full-time job.
Today I'll present a few things for you to do on a regular basis to help take care of yourself. You need to get into good routines if you want to improve and maintain your health long-term.
Regular physical activity is important, especially for kids.
Team sports are also important for interpersonal skill development.
The choice on what sport your child plays should ultimately up to them but is often influenced by the culture of where you live and especially by the sports a parent played.
Another factor hitting the headlines now is contact sports and risk of concussions. With results from research in the NFL particularly, we now know the harmful effects of even the most "minor" seeming contact hits and the accumulation of harm over time.
So before you insist on your child following in your footsteps to play football or hockey or any of the other "Big Six", take a step back and consider these factors.
Taking care of your health may seem like a never-ending project, with endless "tasks" that headlines tell you to do, or not to do.
Don't eat this! Don't eat that!
Adopting some healthy habits doesn't have to feel like a burden. Incorporating small changes can make a bigger difference than you think.
Usually we talk about maintaining a healthy weight, but today we'll talk about 2 things you may take for granted: your eyesight and your hearing.
Self-employment is on the rise, even in times of unemployment. Many dietitians know early on in their education that they’ll open a private practice, providing nutrition counseling outside of traditional healthcare settings.
Some of us may be basking in the middle of the holiday season, but others may be thinking ahead to the new year.
As we push forward and set goals for the new year, we may reflect and take stock of the past year. If this year was a tough one, spend some time dissecting the root of those troubles. Making improvements in those areas are a great way to set meaningful new year resolutions.
If you can't drill down to specifics, or if this year went pretty well for you, don't give up on us just yet. In today's post, I have 3 things you may consider in your new year resolutions, and you may not have thought of them before.
Whether you've never taken the RD exam or if you're quite familiar with it, these 10 tips will help you keep your nerves and take advantage of the hard work you've put in so far.
Often when people think about getting in shape, they turn to cardio fitness. They think - if I run more, I'll lose weight. This strategy falls short in several ways - the most common cardio activities, such as running or jogging, are pretty tough on the joints, and upping your cardio leads to fat loss, but no muscle gain. Muscle is the Midas gold of exercise - the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn (even when you're not working out).
Over the past few years, you may have heard "sitting is the new smoking". And what makes sitting even worse? Poor posture. Staring at your phone or computer can give you tech neck, leads to rounding of the upper back and shoulders, and weakened abdominal and back muscles. The answer? Core strengthening!
Whether you have a exercise regime in place and are looking for new activities to spice it up, or want to jump right in, we'll talk about several activities that are not only great to strengthen your torso muscles, but fun, too.
Active learning techniques utilize different brain pathways to consolidate information efficiently and effectively.
I often talk about studying for the RD exam, and I'll use it as an example in this post, but active learning techniques can be used at every stage of school and life.
The figure below shows the movement of information from resources like textbooks and study guides, to your typical type of notes, but then we go a step further with active learning. I talk about these in my post Study Tips for the RD Exam so head over there for a more in-depth description. But for now, we're going to talk about these active learning techniques in the context of studying overall.
I've been meaning to write this post for awhile, as most of my workouts are outdoors, at a local park, with my dog!
Jogging, walking, and hiking are great cardio activities and combine the beauty of the outdoors with improving your heart health. (Did you know even 10 minutes of continuous aerobic activity can improve your cardiovascular fitness? So get that lunchtime walk in!)
Colleagues often talk about how bad they feel about staying indoors, working, on a beautiful day. Not only does enjoying the fresh air and being in the moment make you feel centered, but pining away looking out the window can do the opposite.
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