As a homeschooling mom of two boys that have never been interested in playing sports, I’ve had to use some creativity with their physical education. When the weather is conducive to playing outside, getting exercise is easy. Going for a walk, running around the yard, or enjoying a playground are great ways to be active.
Shorter days and colder weather can lead to some bad habits. People who normally exercise and eat their vegetables may find themselves sitting indoors and eating junk food during the winter. Your health is important through each season of the year and even more so during the winter months. Here are five tips for
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder, the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizures. A person is diagnosed with epilepsy if they have two unprovoked seizures. What happens in the brain during a seizure? The electrical activity is caused by complex chemical changes that occur in nerve cells. Brain cells
Exploring dietary options to serve our children for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is always a challenge. We have to prepare meals that are feasible for our busy schedules but also nutritious and good for their growth and health. How do we make this fun for the kids (and also fun for us)? The answer
Your child’s brain needs four main things to function and grow. One of those things is food, but not just any food will do. The brain requires large amounts of certain nutrients. While it can be overwhelming to research the exact nutritional needs of your child and even harder to plan that perfect diet
I’ve never been an exercise junkie. I have friends that are avid runners, pro hikers, and even cyclers. Our family enjoys being active though, just as a family instead of separate pursuits. While we love the outdoors when possible, many day to day factors may keep us indoors. So it has always been a
I enjoy working out. It keeps me feeling energetic, and takes away the “grumpies.” Yet, when you are homeschooling a large family from early morning until late in the afternoon, it can be really hard to sneak in a workout. Exercise We Need Our bodies require several different kinds of exercise. Stretching keeps
Grab a head of lettuce and a fork – it’s time to celebrate greens! Why is it crucial to munch on green vegetables? Vegetables are important when living a healthy lifestyle. They improve your health in general, and keep your body nice and strong. Green vegetables are full of antioxidants; these are vitamins that help