7 Healthy Gift Ideas for Kids

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Still looking for holiday gifts for those little loved ones in your life? We have ideas, all health-focused. These gadgets and toys are one way to help kids move more and eat well, habits that can help keep them healthy as adults.

And if you’re looking for health-focused gift ideas for your adult friends and family, we have those too.

1. Hula hoops, lighted or not – This gift is for all ages. You can get one for you and one for your child so you can hoop together! Read more… “7 Healthy Gift Ideas for Kids”

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    Want to live a longer, healthier life? Eat nuts, study says

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    A new study published in BMC Medicine suggests that eating just a handful of nuts every day can reduce your risk of developing many chronic diseases, including cancer and heart diseases, which account for more than 25 million deaths per year worldwide.

    Nuts contain protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and many beneficial phytochemicals. Some research suggests that eating nuts might lower cholesterol and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels in people who have diabetes.

    The researchers analyzed the results of 20 population studies of more than 800,000 people. Studies were performed over a period of several decades up to the present to see if there was a relationship between eating nuts and lower risk of disease.  Read more… “Want to live a longer, healthier life? Eat nuts, study says”

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      HealthTalk: How Can I Eat Healthy Portions at the Holidays Without Measuring?

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      Q: I’m trying not to overeat during the holidays, but I hate measuring my food. Is there another way?

      Eating and drinking more calories than your body can burn is especially easy at this time of year. There’s no one-size-fits-all formula for avoiding the calorie overload that can make you feel sluggish and promote weight gain. You have lots of research-tested options, and a combination of strategies is likely better than relying on any one strategy.

      Stay Portion-Aware – Especially when extra-rich holiday foods are around, appropriate portions are more important than ever. If you don’t want to measure portions: Read more… “HealthTalk: How Can I Eat Healthy Portions at the Holidays Without Measuring?”

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