What Counts as Exercise?

This is one of my favorite questions to answer as many people assume that all exercise needs to be vigorous like running. Exercise also includes walking, swimming, bike riding, skateboarding, gardening, weight lifting, yoga, pilates, rollerblading, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, dancing and participating in sports such as basketball, gymnastics, tennis etc. For children, playing…

Exercise Guidelines

The many benefits you may gain from exercise include: Reduced risk for depression Decreased risk for cognitive decline in older age It is a major contributor to reaching and/or maintaining a healthy body weight Decreased blood pressure and triglycerides Increased HDL (your good cholesterol) Overall reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease Decreased risk of developing…

1 Big Salad

Almost a year ago I wrote about a board book for kids that roots for vegetables (all puns intended!). Recently I found another great book about vegetables for kids; this one is a picture book called 1 Big Salad, a delicious counting book written by Juana Medina. Not only does the book help your little…