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The key to shedding pounds is choosing foods that fight hunger. Avoid Starchy Carbs If your child had a bagel for breakfast this morning, it wasn’t much more nutritious than eating a bowl of sugar, says Parents advisor David Ludwig, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Optimal Weight for Life Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. That’s because most starchy carbohydrates, like bread, white rice, and potatoes, dissolve into glucose soon after you swallow them. Starting the day with eggs or another source of protein instead will not only help your child feel fuller, but it will help him lose weight. Click Image below for full article.
Not enough time or money to plan a long vacation to the tropics? You don’t have to travel around the world to have a relaxing vacation this summer — there’s plenty to do right in your own neighborhood. We can get so caught up in our daily routines that we lose our creativity and curiosity, and a staycation offers the chance to be a tourist in your own town. Don’t be foiled by Netflix and your bed, check out this list of things to do without going anywhere near the airport. Click image below for full article.
We all enjoy the summer sun but nobody enjoys sunburns! New research shows that sun damage is much more dangerous for children than for adults. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner walks us through the procedures for proper sun protection. She gives and in-depth explanation of UVA, UVB and SPF. She also gives some sound advice for adults, babies, and teens in tanning booths. Click image below for full story.  
You’ve got your Father’s Day card picked out, but what about making a handmade gift for your old man? From wine bottle tumblers to homemade beef jerky, here are 40 DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day!   Click image below for full article.
Are you prepared for those last, hectic weeks of school? These 10 tips will help your family through the May and June chaos. Take a deep breath and focus on keeping yourself and your family organized and excited for summer.   Click the picture below for the full article.  
There are many benefits of drinking water, from helping to accelerate weight loss to healthier and younger looking skin. Unfortunately, most people are not drinking enough every day. Until recently, water was the 2nd most popular beverage in the US, behind sugary soft drinks. Water is one of the most important elements in the human body. It makes up about 60% of our bodies, more or less. Every single cell in your body needs water to function properly.   Click the picture below for the full article.  
Stress and anxiety are common experiences for most people. In fact, 70% of adults in the US say they feel stress or anxiety daily. Here are 16 simple ways to relieve stress and anxiety. 1. Exercise Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to combat stress. It might seem contradictory, but putting physical stress on your body through exercise can help relieve mental stress. And the benefits are strongest when you exercise regularly. People who exercise regularly are less likely to experience anxiety than those who don’t exercise (1). There are a few reasons behind this: Stress hormones: Exercise lowers your body’s stress hormones in the long run, such as cortisol. It also helps release endorphins, which are chemicals that improve your mood and act as natural painkillers. Sleep: Exercise can also improve your sleep quality, which can be negatively affected by stress and anxiety. Confidence: When you exercise regularly, you may feel more competent and confident in your body, which in turn promotes mental well-being. Try to find an activity you enjoy, such as walking, dancing, rock climbing or yoga. Activities that use repetitive movements of large muscle groups, such as walking or jogging, can be particularly stress relieving. […]