It’s almost Easter, for Peep’s sake! Growing up, we'd come home from church on Easter morning to a basket left by the Easter Bunny full of assorted candies, which always included those colorful marshmallow treats,
I LOVE Peeps! But, I also love staying healthy. You see, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2008. While I have success in maintaining good blood glucose levels for long periods at a time, this was not always the case. Knowing the triggers is always top of mind.
This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.
Poor sleep may contribute to increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and depression, yet physicians often forget to ask their patients about their sleep habits until it becomes a crisis. Sleep specialists recommend that insomnia be treated at the same time as other medical conditions. It is common for clinicians to hope that if the other conditions are treated first, good sleep will follow. But that is rarely the case.
What parent doesn't struggle sometimes with their little ones? I'm certainly no expert, but I think we're doing pretty well with our toddler. Sure, I've turned to Google at times -and found varying opinions on almost EVERYTHING! (Hint: the freshbenies Doctors Online service is a GREAT way to ask specific questions and get expert advice from a pediatrician).
Today, I'm sharing some of the best tips I've learned to help you rock parenthood during the toddler years!
Remember that song from The Lion King, "The Circle of Life"? That soundtrack plays in my head these days.
As a teenager I thought, "Wow, my parents have a lot of people to take care of." We lived in New York City with one set of grandparents next door and the other set across the street. My parents had all of them plus three daughters depending on them for A LOT.
Are you a runner? I’m not - never have been. Honestly, if I’m running, something’s probably chasing me.
A few years ago, my awesome husband signed us both up for a Walk/Run group. Now, other than the fact that it was the middle of winter and the group met at 7:00 AM on Saturday mornings, this seemed like a great idea (note my sarcasm here). The program offered 3 groups: Runners, Walk/Runners, and the slow pokes…um, I mean the Walkers.
As I ran (or more accurately, limped) down the street wondering how much further our stopping point was, this famous quote ran through my head: "The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back."
I'd been invited by a co-worker to join a Team in Training running team. Before that day the only running I did was....OK, I never ran! :-) However, this was worth it because I could accomplish 2 goals: raise money for a great cause (The Leukemia Society) AND get in shape.
Ah yes, the holidays…mix all your favorite high-calorie foods with more stress, less time, less sleep, strained family dynamics and what do you get? Weight gain!
According to multiple studies, the not-so-merry news is that we can’t just “blame it on the holidays.” Americans tend to gain .4 to 1.8 pounds each year. At that rate, a 20-year-old who weighs 130 pounds could weigh 148 at age 30, 166 at age 40, 184 at age 50 and 202 at age 60 (does this sound familiar to anyone else?).
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