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Sweet Snacks

Dennis Hutchinson —  January 5, 2016

If one of your New Year’s goals is to drop a few pounds, the good news is that doesn’t necessarily have to mean bye-bye to sweets.

SWEET SNACKS

Try to snack on things that are real food.  You know sweet cravings were put into the human body for a particular reason, and the reason is is because when you have a nutritional deficiency you naturally crave sweets.  Back before humanity started engineering their food, where did God put the sweet things?  He put it in the fruit, but also in the fruit you find your antioxidants, your vitamins, your minerals, your amino acids.

Nutritionist Doug Ingoldsby says listening to your body is important, especially when those sweet cravings come, but your body will be just as happy with an apple as it will with a cookie. Just don’t dip that apple in chocolate. :)

Pets For Health

Dennis Hutchinson —  January 5, 2016

If 2016 is the start of a new, healthier you .. maybe you should make your first stop at the pet store.

PETS GOOD FOR HEALTH

Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression.  People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets.  It’s been proven, actually, that pets can improve levels of serotonin and dopamine.  Those are things that calm and relax us.  And pet owners have a proven lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels than those without pets, and those are indicators of heart disease.

Paul Mann with Fetch Pet Care says kids with pets also have fewer allergies than those without, & our little furry friends also help if you’re feeling lonely.  Not to mention how cute they are. :)

Happy New Year!

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Fit Kids

Dennis Hutchinson —  December 31, 2015

Losing weight is usually #1 on the list of New Year’s Resolutions, & it’s not just for mom & dad anymore.  22 million kids under the age of 5 are now considered overweight.  One of the big reasons is probably the growing amount of screen time kids get, but fitness coach Kelli Calabrese says we can use that to our advantage.

FIT KIDS

Kids are so in tune to apps so they’re always downloading these different games to play, so let’s find a game they can use that’s really a good tool for them.  One of them is called Kids Making Healthy Choices.  It gives them additional tools & information that they can use to learn about anti-bullying, about recipes, & if they are overweight it helps them to really deal with that so that they learn how to make the best choices possible.

& she says you can even make this an interactive family time.  More at Kidnetic.com.