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Back to School: Let Kids be Healthy for Good

Back to School: Let Kids be Healthy for Good

It’s back-to-school time! Children and parents across the country are stocking up on pencils and searching for the perfect backpack. But as kids return to school, what kind of food will cafeterias be dishing up for breakfast and lunch?

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Start kids’ school day with a healthy breakfast

Start kids’ school day with a healthy breakfast

The first meal of the day shouldn’t get lost in the back-to-school rush. Kids need a healthy breakfast that includes fiber, protein and calcium. A little planning can help you kick off the school year on a positive note.

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Tips for a Healthy School Year

Tips for a Healthy School Year

This guest blog written by Dr. Tiffany Kimbrough, pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Summer is winding down and the anticipation of another school year is winding up. Your kids may be excited to pick out new backpacks and school supplies and figure out who’s in their class. But there are other things to consider — like heart health and nutrition.

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6 Tips to Help Your Kids Back to School Sleep Schedule

6 Tips to Help Your Kids Back to School Sleep Schedule

With the lazy days of summer almost over, you’re probably trying to get your kids back on a routine that doesn’t involve sleeping past noon. Check out our tips. Hint: You might adopt a few too!

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Choosing a Healthy Lunch at Work

Choosing a Healthy Lunch at Work

So, you’re at work and it’s lunchtime. Your stomach is empty. What do you do? Whether you reach for that indulgent pepperoni pizza or head for the nearest salad bar might depend on your stress level.

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10 Tips to Reduce Summer Stress

10 Tips to Reduce Summer Stress

This guest blog post was written by Gail Ballin, a fun-loving mom of two adult children, a masters level therapist and a 2018 American Heart Association Forsyth County Go Red Woman.

The weather is warming up and the days are getting longer. That means that summer is finally here. School’s out, the pool is open and for many, suitcases are packed for summer vacation. This is a wonderful time of year to let loose and spend fun, relaxing times with those we love and enjoy most in the world.

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Add Exercise to Your Summer Travel Plans

Add Exercise to Your Summer Travel Plans

This guest blog written by: Jess Murden who is a New Jersey volunteer and has been mostly involved with our Heart Walks. She has hosted many wellness/fitness events at the offices of our local sponsors and AHA events. 

Maybe you’ve been hitting the gym every day, watching your calories and making better choices all around. Now it’s time for that fun summer trip you’ve been planning. 

Are you worried that your break will derail your fitness goals? It doesn’t have to. 

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Protect Your Health in the Summer Heat

Protect Your Health in the Summer Heat

This guest blog post was written by Jeffrey M. Burnham, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM, Family Medicine/ Sports Medicine at Ochsner Health System in Baton Rouge.

As summer temperatures rise, so do the risks of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke — conditions that can seriously affect your health and even lead to death.

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Tips to Stay Hydrated this Summer

Tips to Stay Hydrated this Summer

Summer’s in full swing, and we hope you’re enjoying some fun in the sun. We also hope you’re remembering to stay hydrated. The rule of thumb is to drink more than ten glasses of water per day — or even more if you’re getting vigorous activity on a hot summer day. Here are a few things to consider before you head outside.

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