Now that August is here, school is on the horizon. No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos like shopping for school supplies, filling out permission forms and, of course, scheduling your child’s pediatric visit at Care Resource. The back-to-school season is a convenient time for putting the exam on your family’s schedule and make sure that your school-age children, from preschoolers to college students receive their vaccines.
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.
Do you have a college-bound student in your household? You’re not alone. College attendance has spiked, with 20.2 million students planning to attend colleges and universities in the U.S. during the fall of 2015. That’s up five million from five years ago, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
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.
The funny thing about water is that we don’t really think about it until we’re thirsty. Our minds are on other things—sports, taxes, Coca-Cola, the weather. But our bodies? They think about water more than we could ever comprehend. And how could they not? Almost all life functions rely on it, which explains why about 65% of the human body is composed of it. Water is as essential to life as the air we breathe and it’s ridiculous to think of it in any other way.
There’s nothing better than the smell of campfires, the sound of crickets, a twinkling sky and a lemonade in hand. Noses twitching from the smell of a grill, sun dusted cheeks and the gentle glide of sailboats add to the experience. Complete with the joyful noise of children playing outside, this summer scene sounds pretty much perfect.