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Teaching Healthy Resiliency in Childhood

Almost every major life transition requires passing some sort of test before journeying on to the next phase. We cannot drive a car without passing a test; we cannot hold a job without first going through an interview; we cannot get into college without good SAT or ACT scores; we cannot get married without applying for a license and so forth. However, when it comes to having children, there is no test of parental capability and, needless to say, children are not born with a “how-to” handbook.

Eat Your Breakfast for Better Learning

This year’s mantra for National School Breakfast Week, March 7 – 11, is “Wake Up to School Breakfast” and is strikingly appropriate. Eating a nutritious breakfast is an essential component of academic success as it gives the body the jump start it needs to get going and the nutrition it needs to keep going. In addition, a healthy breakfast keeps away the hunger pangs that cause students to lose focus on their lessons because they are more concerned about meeting the first level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of need—food.

Juicing

Juicing There’s nothing quite like starting your day with a refreshing green juice.  Nixing the coffee for a supercharged fruit and veggies extravaganza wi...

Eat Healthy, Eat Fresh, Eat Local

Not in the mood to cook tonight? Dine out in one of Healthy Magazine’s healthy dining out suggestions! Healthy Magazine presents our new directory, loaded with local restaurants and grocers who've taken the time to cater to those readers looking to form healthier dietary habits. We hope you enjoy them, we sure did, and look forward to expanding so we can continue better to connect our readers with healthy lifestyle options in their communities.

Bad Breath

Do you frequently have a bad taste in your mouth? Do people step back from you when you are talking or offer you mints or chewing gum? If so, you could be suffering from halitosis, a chronic condition of having offensive-smelling breath. Halitosis is embarrassing and can interfere with your social or professional success.

Get Slimmer by Drinking More Water

Water does not burn fat. That’s true, but it does support weight loss through a series of mechanisms. Did you know that the sensations of hunger and thirst are controlled by the same area of the brain? The hypothalamus, which connects the nervous and endocrine systems and ensures proper transmission of nervous signals between the brain and your glands and organs, is involved in controlling the sensations of hunger and thirst.
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Cataracts & Your Eyes

As we age, the lens of the eye can become clouded, impairing vision. These opacities in the normally transparent lens are called cataracts. More than half of people over the age 65 have some degree of cataracts.

Recognizing Verbal Abuse So You Can Take Steps to End It

Recognizing any signs of verbal abuse in a relationship requires a person to be completely honest with oneself to reclaim personal power, stop the abuse and heal the emotional trauma. If you have been denying or hiding the abuse, this may be a difficult step to take. But the stakes are high! Illness, emotional trauma, depression or anxiety can result from failing to face these issues. There are many paths to healing, but one is to seek professional counseling—a key step to understand your pain and fears, and rebuild self-esteem, so you can have an emotionally healthy life.

Plantar Fasciitis

Have you ever felt that stabbing pain to the bottom of your heel when taking the first few steps after getting out of bed or sitting for a long time? You probably have plantar fasciitis or heel spur syndrome.

Diabetes Alert

Diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease that, if left uncontrolled, affects the entire body in the long run. It is characterized by high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia, that occur due to either a deficiency or reduced effectiveness of insulin hormone. Due to a change in lifestyle and eating habits in the current century, diabetes is spreading at an alarming rate. According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, more than 8% of the American population is suffering from diabetes.