I take it for granted that I can bring my daughter to any playground and let her climb the monkey bars. I can send her to school without worrying that lunchtime could be dangerous. Boarding an airplane doesn't put me on high alert, and I never fret that another mom may have left peanut butter residue on the cutting board where she is now making my child a snack. I have the luxury of never worrying that what my children eat might kill them.One of my daughter's friends does not have this luxury. Because she has a severe food allergy, she and her parents must be vigilant about what she eats. They are not alone: About 8 percent of American children, which works out to one in every 13, has an allergy to everyday foods such as peanuts, almonds, walnuts, dairy, eggs, soy, wheat, fish or shellfish. Assuming your child, like mine, is friends with one of these kids, what do you need to know to guarantee this child is safe while in your care?Reach outI spoke with Jennifer Eagen, a food allergy … [Read more...] about Your kid’s friend has food allergies. Here’s how to host a safe play date.
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The old adage “practice makes perfect” applies to your posture, too.“If you’re training for a sport, you need to practice that sport,” says Justin Strause, P.T., D.P.T., a physical therapist and the clinic director of Apex Physical Therapy - Emmaus. “Your posture is no different.”And there’s good reason to straighten up: poor posture can have all kinds of physical effects, including headaches; neck pain that may radiate down your arm; shoulder pain, which over the long-term can cause rotator cuff issues, and low back pain.And these ailments aren’t just an old man’s game. Strause says he sees posture problems pop up starting in high school-ers, thanks to all that texting: “Doctors are calling it ‘tech neck’ now.”Even more commonly, pain stemming from a slumped spine hits the desk jockey set—those who sit at work all day.To remedy this, and get in that posture practice, Strause suggests making a … [Read more...] about The One Exercise That Can Improve Your Posture
Earlier this week, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady revealed the ins and outs of his extremely specific diet as he dropped his new book, The TB12 Method. In the book, he discusses exactly what he eats, what he doesn’t, and why he chooses to follow the regimented plan. One detail that caught our eye? Brady revealed, per an early look from the Boston Globe, that he drinks anywhere from 12 to 25 glasses of water a day. That doesn’t even cap his fluid intake—Brady likes to have multiple protein shakes, too.Mocha Protein Shake:That seems like a ridiculous amount of water. And while he has made other dubious claims about H20—like the fact that he thinks water can prevent sunburns (which is completely unproven)—we decided to delve into the question most readers probably have: Do you really need to drink that much to stay hydrated?So we turned to hydration expert J. Luke Pryor, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., director of elite athlete performance at Central California … [Read more...] about Does Tom Brady Really Need 25 Glasses Of Water Per Day?
“The heart of the home beats in the kitchen and a healthy one beats three times a day” Rightly pointed out by some wise man! It is noted that for over 90% of the houses, kitchen has proved to be the hub of activity. More than just being a space of cooking and eating, the kitchen is the arena where many significant actions take place right from amusing the guests to enjoying family time every Sunday morning. This is how the kitchen is in its “literal” sense the “heart” of the homes. And, when it comes to renovating this area, it scares us being heavy on the wallet. But my dear friend, breaking the bank is not always the case! There are many untold ways with which we can enhance the look, convenience, and storage of our kitchen. Here, I present you easy and pocket-friendly ways to refurbish the most functional room in-and-out. Have a look! Renovating The Kitchen From Inside: Boost The Cabinet Storage Employing Pot … [Read more...] about 10 Pocket-Friendly Ways To Refurbish Your Kitchen
I have an obsession with all things DIY thanks to Pinterst. My obsession is often kicked into high gear when it comes to making beauty products for myself, loved ones and friends. I can’t help that I thoroughly enjoy being able to provide myself and others with safe, natural alternatives to many store bought products for a fraction of the price. There’s no shame in my DIY game, so I’m going to share five of my favorite all natural and affordable DIY skin and hair care recipes! I am a pretty big fan of a good wax job despite the pain that can often accompany it. Unfortunately, my skin doesn’t like it nearly as much as I do and turns into a angry red mess soon after the actual waxing is done. After much research, I am fairly certain that the reason for my skin sensitivity is due to something in the actual wax used in the salon. I’m a problem solver by nature, so I figured it was high time I take the situation into my own hands by … [Read more...] about 5 DIY Beauty Treatments For Smoother and Healthier Skin