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Category Archives: Healthy Mind Body and Spirit

Tips for Staying Hydrated this Summer

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger Finally! The warm weather is upon us, and people are heading out of the house to soak up some sun and get a head start on the summer. But hot weather brings dehydration, especially when you’re participating in sports and other outdoor activities. Make sure you and your loved ones [...]

Get Out! Benefits of Outdoor Yoga and How to Zen-it-Yourself

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Posted by  Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Most of us want the benefits of a yoga routine, but the same old space you practice in can sap your motivation. That’s why you should revive your workout outside. Outdoor yoga combines the health advantages of exercise with the freshness of nature. Studies reported by The New York Times [...]

Healthy Homemade Baby Food

Posted on July 15th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger A balanced diet is important, but not just for you. An infant’s development depends on healthy baby food, and this is particularly true for their teeth. Homemade baby food can reduce your baby’s sugar intake, which is important in avoiding tooth decay. Foods that are high in sugar and starch, [...]

Fun Outdoor Activities to Battle Summertime Heat: Water Activities in Your Backyard and Community

Posted on July 14th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger My family loves warm weather. After a harsh winter, we can’t get enough of the outdoors. Warm turns to hot before long, though, and the children start complaining. Sometimes, the best way to handle the summer heat is to be ready with a few fun outdoor activities. Let’s Pool Our [...]

Baby Swimming Lessons: Four Questions to Ask

Posted on July 10th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Preparing your child for water safety is important, but don’t get ahead of yourself. You shouldn’t expect your child to master the backstroke after his first few baby swimming lessons. Early childhood swim lessons emphasize water safety and gaining comfort in a pool rather than specifically teaching kids to [...]

Three Healthy Snack Ideas for the Road

Posted on July 8th, 2014

Posted by Karen Lac, guest blogger It can be a challenge to stay healthy while on the road. Whether traveling for work or leisure, it’s easy to give in to temptation when you’re hungry and need something fast. Restaurants, cafes, and convenience stores are often filled with fattening and greasy options that, although they may taste [...]

Four Ways Fresh Herbs can Spice Up a Meal

Posted on July 7th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Using herbs in your cooking is a great way to add flavor, keep your recipe healthy, and add antioxidants to your diet. Learning to cook with herbs can take some practice, but once you understand the basics, you can experiment with your own concoctions. Here are four herb projects [...]