Another essential ingredient for good bone health is vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Your body can make vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. However, at Northern latitudes it can be more difficult to achieve an adequate amount of vitamin D. Sunscreen also limits the amount of vitamin D that your body can produce. Foods containing vitamin D include oily fish, eggs and some fortified breakfast cereals, milk, yogurts and orange juice.
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For optimal satisfaction, snacks should contain TWO important food groups...The 'Quality.'
The 'Quantity' of a snack is also important. Snacks should contain NO MORE than 150-200 calories, and no more than 5 grams of sugar per serving.
My son Logan has type 1 Diabetes and he wears an insulin pump. The one he uses is called the Omnipod and it is a small device that attaches to either the back of his arm, back, abdomen or leg. He prefers to have it on the back of his arm, as a lot of children do. Unfortunately it can get bumped or can rip away from the adhesive backing at times. And although you can wear it in the water it can start to peel away from the skin when it is wet for a long period of time. While away this past week on school vacation we meet another little boy when we were swimming who also wears the omnipod and he had a fabric band over his arm that he was wearing to protect it. I learned that there is a website where i can order the same. Check out www.bands4life.net. Not only do they have arm bands for adults and children but they also have medical ID's for purchase. It was started by a family with a son who wears the omnipod as well.
This Easter, we decided to slightly to offer a few healthier and non food options in the Easter basket and Easter egg hunt for the kids. I'm always ovewhelmed by how much chocolate and candy the kids end up getting. They tend not to eat most of it and it ends up in the trash after a month, but it's still a lot of unncessary extra sugar in the house.
Did you know that bones are constantly “remodeling” themselves? It’s true – old bone is replaced by new bone. From childhood to early adulthood, your bones lay down most of their foundations. From mid-thirties onwards, bones naturally begin to lose some of their strength each year. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become thin, weak and can fracture easily. It often referred to as a silent disease, because it has few, if any, obvious signs or symptoms. Sometimes, it is only after a bone breaks that someone realizes they have osteoporosis. Approximately 10 million Americans have this condition (8 million women and 2 million men), while 34 million are at risk.
Now our new house has enough bedrooms that the boys could each have their own space. BUT the boys really enjoy being together, the chat and laugh and run around and when one has wandered away the other goes and finds him. It is just as cute as it sounds. Here is the dilemma, at what age do you try to foster a bit of independence with twins?
If arriving to a restaurant extremely hungry, immediately order a garden salad or broth based soup. This way you, can avoid the high calorie appetizers and