Wellness Outdoors

Many parents look back to their childhood and can remember riding bikes down the street, playing ball with friends, or climbing trees and digging in the dirt. Where do all of those things take place? Outdoors.

Did You Know…Flip Flops & Plantar Fasciitis

Flip-flops, once relegated to gym locker rooms, the beach, and poolside areas, are showing up on summertime feet everywhere these days. But most of these thin-soled rubbery sandals do little to support your foot—especially at the arch. And that lack of support can cause a painful condition known as plantar fasciitis.

A Good Night’s Sleep

As adults our bodies require a minimum of eight hours of good restorative sleep, and children require substantially more depending upon their age.

Meal Planning for Wellness

We all want to raise healthy children, and one of the most important things we can do is feed them right. But cutting back on sugar, dairy and fast-food is just one step. The most important thing we can do is begin helping our children have a healthier relationship with food by knowing and learning more about what’s behind it.

Did You Know…Preservatives & Immunity

Anything that reflects the slightest thing wrong with a child will cause concern in a parent. A fever, for example, is one of the primary reasons that parents will call their child’s pediatrician. Yet, the truth is, what many of us have been told is a “low-grade fever” is a natural body temperature for some children. Much of what we’ve believed for years is just not true.

The Facts About Fever

Anything that reflects the slightest thing wrong with a child will cause concern in a parent. A fever, for example, is one of the primary reasons that parents will call their child’s pediatrician. Yet, the truth is, what many of us have been told is a “low-grade fever” is a natural body temperature for some children. Much of what we’ve believed for years is just not true.