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Let’s Change the Way We Relate to Food

Childhood obesity is out of control and the poor quality of the food we give our children has been blamed for years. However, this epidemic does not have a single culprit; there are many other situations that are responsible. One of them, and my personal pet peeve, is using food as a reward to stimulate repeat performances or results, such as winning at a competition or earning good grades.

The Path to Obesity Starts in Kindergarten

Childhood weight plays a major role in future obesity, according to a study of more than 7,700 kindergartners. Researchers measured the height and weight of a cohort of children seven times during the course of nine years and found that those who were overweight in kindergarten were four times as likely as normal-weight peers to become obese by age 14. In fact, nearly half of all cases of obesity observed between kindergarten and eighth grade occurred in children who were overweight at age five. This major study suggests that efforts to curb childhood obesity need to start before children enter school.
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Pilates …The Next Step

For most participants, Pilates is safe enough to do every day and it is recommended that beginners do so in order to obtain the desired rhythm and develop consistency. Once comfortable with the movements, you may want to take advice from Joseph Pilates himself who said, “I recommend four times a week.” Sounds like sage advice.
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Dr. Jaclyn Tolentino

Dr. Jaclyn Tolentino The possibility for fresh starts has always been important to me. ELITEHEALTH 360 APPROACH MEDICAL WELLNESS, STRESS MANAGEMENT, LI...
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Exercise on the Go… Anytime. Anywhere.

It doesn’t matter if you already exercise, if you are just starting out or simply thinking about it, the concerns are the same: what to do when things come up and you have to change your routine. You are left wondering how to make time for or start your exercise regimen.

CALORIC DENSITY

Most of the time, we don’t realize the caloric value of what we are eating because we are often misled by sizes or portions. Watching out for the caloric densit...