Healthy for Good Blog
This guest blog post was provided by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
"Can we bike today? I want to meet Paco along the way so we can ride together." – Eli, age 9
"I am making Vision Zero holographic bracelets for students to wear. They are fashionable and keep students safe when they walk to school.” – Zion, age 12
“I like biking to school because my teacher said it’s good for the planet!” – Sage, age 4
This guest post was written by Sydney Cummings, BS, NASM CPT, FNS, owner of Royal Change, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and former high jump athlete.
No matter your financial situation, you can afford to work out.
Your pet might already think she’s your security guard or rodent-wrangler. Has she ever tried out for fitness coach?
Maybe she should. Fido and Fifi can be your secret weapons to better health, because they provide a great excuse to move more.
If you’re like most American adults, you spend most of your waking hours at work and little time — if any — engaging in physical activity.
This guest post was written by Lisa A. Yarah, M.Ed., RDN, CDN, CDE, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator.
Getting kids to eat healthy can be tricky. You can get that message across by talking with your kids about the food they put into their bodies, why it matters and how they can make healthy choices. Here are some tips to help you along the way.
It’s no secret: how you live can determine your health.
Health experts have identified several key factors that help us stay well and prevent heart disease and stroke.
Smoking has been a health no-no for so long that we take it for granted. Surely, everyone understands the risks by now, right? Smoking by U.S. adults has declined from 21 percent in 2005 to 14 percent in 2018, and that is good news. But the outlook is not so rosy for kids.
This guest blog was written by Andrea Sharkey, MPH.
As many of us take charge of our health, the need for clear nutritional information about the foods we eat becomes more and more important. That’s why it’s vital that the food and beverage industries communicate openly on labels and lower the amount of added sugars in our food supply. Make no mistake, sugar is everywhere.
New Sodium Recommendations Help You Take Back Control of Salt in Your Food. Here are Four Simple Steps.
New sodium recommendations have come out of the National Academies. The good news? The recommendations tell us what the American Heart Association has been saying, too: eat less sodium! The not-so-great news? More than 70 percent of the sodium we eat in America comes from processed, prepackaged, and restaurant foods. Today, let’s talk about four simple steps that will help you take back control of the salt in your food.