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Cutting Sugar Can Improve Children's Cholesterol Levels in Just 10 Days |

Cutting Sugar Can Improve Children’s Cholesterol Levels in Just 10 Days

Most children are constantly surrounded by sugary treats (in large part due to their own persistence — and their grandparents), so it might be unrealistic to think that a child could grow up in a sugar-free environment. But there’s a huge difference between kids eating an occasional sweet treat and eating cookies after every single


11 Healthy Holiday Treats

Candy canes, gingerbread, cookies of all shapes and sizes, marshmallows floating in mugs of hot cocoa…sugary treats abound this time of year. If you want to get your family into the holiday spirit in a healthier way, try some of these adorable and easy-to-make holiday-inspired snacks we found.

6 Ways to Be A Great Role Model for Your Kids

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Learn Healthy Habits

“Raising kids is easy!” Said no one ever. But, it’s also incredibly rewarding. We know you work hard to be a role model for your kids. You teach them how to make healthy choices, you show them the importance of being active, and much more. Here are 5 ways you can help your child to


Is Your Child Overweight?

The beauty of one’s child is boundless in the mind of the parent, who sees only intelligence, humor, and limitless potential — and the tremendous responsibility to ensure that child’s health, welfare, and happiness. But that devotion can cloud an important reality: the child’s weight. With 17 percent of children in the U.S. qualifying as

Mother with postpartum depression

What You May Not Know About Postpartum Depression

It’s not surprising that many new moms find themselves in a funk right after having a baby. Hormones are out of whack, sleep is a distant memory, and your entire life has been turned upside down by an adorable little squish, who is (no pressure!) totally dependent on you for everything. So, yeah, a mild

father hugging his children

10 Reasons You Love Your Dads

Happy Father’s Day to all those amazing dads out there. A few days ago, we asked you to tell us how your dad inspired you and we loved the response! Here are just some of them! Want to have yours added? Post a photo on your Instagram (make sure it’s public), and tell us your


U.S. Kids Are Not Drinking Enough Water

The kids are thirsty. At least that’s the conclusion of a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which sampled more than 4,000 children and young adults ages 6-19 over a three-year period and found that more than half of America’s

Man Runs to Pay For His Son’s Medical Bills

Man Runs to Pay For His Son’s Medical Bills

Why do you exercise? For Bryan Morseman, he runs for his son. Morseman’s son was born with the most severe form of spina bifida (a condition that occurs when a baby’s spinal cord fails to develop properly). Morseman and his wife take their son to physical therapy multiple times a week in hopes their 9-month