Kids’ and Womens’ Health

Too much weight gain can be a bad thing, even when pregnant

When you are pregnant you may have many cravings, which in turn may lead to overeating for you and your bundle of joy. However, weight gain while you are pregnant should be controlled to avoid any health problems during pregnancy and at birth, according to a recent study. Therefore, it is suggested that pregnant women keep track of their weight gain, stay as active as possible, and eat no more than 300 calories more per day than would be needed to maintain their weight. A healthy lifestyle during pregnancy can help create a healthy life after birth for you and baby.
Read More . . . 

Create a healthy life before baby arrives

When you get pregnant, it can be very exciting. Planning the nursery, buying baby clothes, and picking out names are all great fun. However, the most important thing you can do to prepare for the arrival of your baby is to create a healthy lifestyle for the two of you. Experts suggest not only eating healthy, staying active, and getting yourself to a healthy weight, but also taking care of your mental health, visiting the doctor often, and making sure your home and those that live in it create a safe and nurturing place for you and the baby.
Read More . . .

Being an athlete may lower risk of diabetes

Staying active is surefire way to rev up your daily calorie burn, maintain a healthy weight, and control blood glucose levels for those with or without type 2 diabetes. A recent study looked at how being an athlete may help older adults lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes. It was found that those who were former athletes had a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes than those who were not. Those who were former athletes that still worked out had an even lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes. It is suggested that athletes have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes because they most likely have more lean muscle mass and balance than others that keeps them mobile and able to live a healthy life on their own.
Read More . . . 

Carb counting app helps kids with diabetes

Having diabetes can be difficult for anyone to manage with all of the lifestyle changes involved in managing the disease. Controlling blood glucose levels can be even harder for children with diabetes who may not fully understand what is going on in their body. Therefore, a new app has been created by Medtronic, called “Carb Counting with Lenny,” that allows children to play games to help them learn how to count the carbs in their food so they can better control their diabetes. This app is helpful to both children with diabetes and their parents to help improve diabetes management.
Read More . . . 

TV time can create unhealthy habits in children

Spending time in front of the TV or playing video games can encourage inactive behavior in children that has been found to contribute to the high obesity rates in children recently. A recent study in New Zealand has found that this increase in obesity risk may be due to the high-calorie snacking that children engage in while in front of the TV. The study provided a group of children with healthy and unhealthy snack options while they either played video games or watched tv. The children were more likely to choose unhealthy snacks in both cases, but were found to consume a greater amount of calories when watching TV. More studies need to be done, but this study reveals how important it is to get kids to stay active and decrease screen time to lower risk of unhealthy habits and obesity.
Read More . . .

Good health may equal good grades

When you eat healthy and stay active, your energy levels increase, you feel more motivated, alert, focused, and more positive overall. A recent study has shown that this healthy feeling may lead to greater success in school for children. A survey of 5th and 6th grade children in a low-income neighborhood found that those who maintained a healthy weight, got enough sleep, stayed active, and had access to healthy foods had improvements in test scores compared to those children who had less healthy home environments. Therefore, it is suggested that family-based programs to teach healthy living may help bridge the gap between poverty and school achievement.
Read More . . .

  • Remind Me About This Event

    We will send you scheduled reminders about this event via email until the day of the event.

    Simply enter your email address below and click on the "Remind Me" button.