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Winter Cautions

We’ve all heard the awful tale of how Grandma got run over by a reindeer, but did things truly have to turn out so tragic? Regardless of your risk of dodging a reindeer or simply maneuvering around holiday decorations in the home, the CDC says falls are the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans. Understandably, these accidents increase significantly during the winter months.

Heat Illness

Heat illness is a major threat to those of us who are spending much of our time outdoors. Heat illness can occur when your body cannot produce enough sweat to lower your body temperature. This can happen when you are exercising or working for too long in the heat and are not drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated. Thousands of workers experience a form of heat illness every year. Many of these could have been prevented by seeking shade and drinking water regularly.

Blending up summer fun!

Little ones find it extremely fascinating to blend things up. They like to watch the way the colors change and try new things. Smoothies are a great way to cool down after a penny hike.

Let them help pick out their own fruits and vegatables so they can make their own smoothie. This blog has some great smootie recipes from around the web. Summer is all about fun and it's always fun to see all of the different fruits and vegetables that taste good together.

Farmer's Market

Schools out for the summer! It won't be long before you are hearing those three dreaded words " I am bored". There is no need to fear, we will keep you and your family busy all summer long with the ultimate list of family fun and healthy activities you can do with your kids this summer.

All of the ideas we will post the summer are designed to encourage your kids to learn what you arty know being active is healthy and eating well can taste great and make you feel even better.

A penny for your hike?

Twenty-first century children growing up in the United States spend an enormous amount of time with digital media. According a Kaiser Foundation study conducted in 2010, children between the ages of eight and 18 spend an average of 7 hours 38 minutes a day with digital media. That is a lot of time to spend on anything that is not heart healthy. Playing outside helps promote a healthy lifestyle and combats child obesity.

National Poison Prevention Week March 20-26, 2016

What is preventable and sends 60,000 kids to the ER each year?

About 60,000 young children end up in the ER each year due to accidental poisoning from medications — that’s more than poisoning from all household products combined. As part of the Poison Prevention Week Council (PPWC), CDC urges parents and caregivers to prevent medication poisoning by keeping medicines up, away, and out of sight of children.