Archive for 'Health'

Ecoholic Home

Ecoholic Home

We all know the earth is in dire straits because of what we do to it and dump on it every day, but we’re often at a loss about how to change things. How can we [...]

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

According to a recent study, childcare settings can have a big impact on a child’s weight and activity level.  The study found that children in certain childcare settings are about one and a half times more [...]

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How physical education and academics can go hand in hand. Phys. Ed. and Academics It’s recommended that school-aged children and teens get sixty minutes of exercise each day. Considering that a good part of their day [...]

Water Safety

Water Safety

Preventing the tragedy of drowning.  Kids and water play. Water Safety From backyard pools to beaches, summer and water go hand in hand. But because drowning is the second leading cause of death in children, we [...]

Heatstroke

Heatstroke

When getting too hot and dehydrated spells danger for your child. Heatstroke Leaving a child to wait for even a few minutes in a car on a hot summer day or the hot sun without any [...]

Eliminating Pesticides

Eliminating Pesticides

Why you’ll want to avoid the use of pesticides in your home. Eliminating Pesticides When summer comes, so come the bugs, and for many out comes the pesticides.  But pesticides are toxic and dangerous not just [...]

Sunscreen Safety

Sunscreen Safety

Just how safe is the sunscreen our children wear?  Sunscreen Safety While protecting our children from the sun is important, so is knowing what we are using to do so. Studies show that in some sunscreens [...]

Sun Safety

Sun Safety

How much unprotected sun exposure is safe for kids? Sun Safety Recently we’ve been hearing how low levels of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, has been linked diseases and health issues in children and adults. On [...]

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

Why Active Children Do Better in School

Why Active Children Do Better in School

There’s a lot of concern about how sedentary our children’s lives are becoming. So how much exercise do they need in order to be healthy? According to some studies, one out of three American children are [...]