Research has shown that children who lose weight are far more successful at keeping the weight off than adults who lose weight. In other words, changes in childhood could well mean lasting change. “That’s why it’s so important to act now if you have a child who is overweight,” counsels Dr. Coral Arvon, Behavioral Health and Wellness Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, Florida.
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Below are common allergy symptoms in children. It’s not just foods that can trigger these symptoms. Other triggers include irritants like cigarette smoke and perfume; outdoor conditions such as tree pollen, insect stings, and insect bites; and indoor issues like mold, dust mites, and pet hair or fur.
“One of the biggest gifts we can give our children is a healthy lifestyle,” says Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center. “And yes, they can actually learn that they like healthy food like fruits and vegetables.”
The more preparation you do, the more you reduce the temptation to pick up the phone and dial for greasy, salty take-out just because “there’s nothing else in the house to eat.”
At the Pritikin Family Health Camp, the whole family can bond while developing a healthy lifestyle.
This year, opt for a summer vacation at Pritikin that will change your family’s life.
The scientists, from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, focused on five key lifestyle factors: Not smoking Not being overweight Low alcohol intake Being physically active (exercising at least 30 minutes daily) Following a diet low in fat and high in whole foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains that are naturally rich in fiber,…
AARGH! You give your little ones carrots. They want French fries. You offer strawberries. They fuss about the seeds. What to do?! Pritikin dietitian and mother-of-four Kimberly Gomer reveals her own tried-and-true secrets for healthy, tasty food for kids.
Unfortunately, children and even some adults associate healthy food items with foods that are distasteful. This, however, isn’t necessarily true. There are plenty of foods that are tasty and nutritious. In addition, courtesy of the Internet and public libraries, people can find healthy ways to prepare these foods in an enticing way. To ensure that…
Healthy Kids Resource Guide Being healthy is extremely important to maintain a well balanced self. But sometimes we forget to make those healthy choices when we are traveling or busy! Sometimes it is just easier to grab fast food because it’s quick and you don’t need to leave your car. But there are plenty of…