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7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy During the Winter

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy During the Winter

As we get deeper into the winter season, a lot of us may be tempted to stay indoors. The abundance of snow, the low temperatures, and the coziness of our homes keeps us looking through a window. However, staying indoors for months on end can take quite a toll on our mental and physical health--this especially applies to children. This year, take a look at the various ways to keep your kids healthy during the winter--their renewed health and energy will thank you.

Dear Dietitian – Avoiding added sugar in your food

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Dear Readers, 

Another year is behind us, and now it's time to get back to our normal routines. Many of us, including myself, have overeaten during the holidays; it's just part of it. It's a great time with family, close friends, and homemade desserts. Every year a family friend bakes a homemade pecan pie using fresh pecans from her own property, and believe me, it is a slice of paradise!

Go Ahead - Take a Nap!

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(SPM Wire) Americans are notoriously sleep-deprived, which can have unpleasant and even dangerous effects. And while a nap can alleviate fatigue, increase alertness and improve mood, for years napping was considered to be a pastime more appropriate for little children and the sick than healthy adults.

But the tides are changing. National Sleep Foundation encourages napping, citing improvements in alertness, performance and mood as benefits. So here are a few tips on getting the most out of your daytime snooze: