Even though most of your baby weight seemed to melt off easily after your baby was born, it’s not uncommon to have 10 stubborn pounds still hanging around, despite the fact that you exercise and eat well. If you lost the initial baby weight by cutting your calories and adding exercise, your weight loss may have slowed to a halt because your metabolism has slowed to make up for the loss of calories, according to Dr. Barry Levin in “Fitness Magazine.”
Working out and exercising can do wonders for your health. Getting too much exercise and working out too hard can also do a number on your health, especially if you are planning on becoming pregnant in the near future. Too much exercise can prevent ovulation or cause you to skip your period. You should still strive to workout, though. Just keep the workouts moderately tame, and don’t start training for a triathlon.
Teaching your children to jump rope is a great way to encourage them to exercise each day. Jumping rope can keep children busy on a day off from school or on a warm summer’s day when their friends are away. If your child seems confused or unable to jump rope at first, don’t worry. It’s a simple enough skill that takes some getting used to in the beginning. Be patient with your child and demonstrate the technique until he gets it.
Coming down with influenza or the flu is never a fun experience. The flu usually leads to a fever, cough, chills and body aches. It can leave you bedridden for a few days, but it often leads to more serious complications in young children and older adults. Fortunately, the flu vaccine can prevent the disease.
“But all my friends have one,” may be a constant argument if your child really wants you to get her a cell phone. While some parents may fear giving their child a cell phone opens the door to danger, such as the child contacting undesirable people without the parent knowing or a teenager texting her boyfriend at all hours of the day and night, other parents view the cell phone as a safety tool.
One out of every 10 couples may find they are infertile when they attempt to conceive a child, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Infertility can occur if a problem happens during any part of the conception process, from a woman not being able to release an egg to a man having a low sperm count or deformed sperm. About half of the cases of infertility are due to the womanl the other half are due to the man. An examination by a doctor can determine if a man is infertile.
When you have a strong core, that is, strong abdominal, back and pelvic muscles, you are more likely to have good balance and will notice an improvement in your ability to perform other physical tasks, such as playing your sport of choice or simply have more stamina to go about your day. You can work your core without ever leaving home or buying any fancy, space-hogging equipment.
So you want to start a vegetable garden, but you aren’t sure what to plant or when to plant it…. Don’t fret – we’ve got you covered! While it does take time and effort to become a master gardener, getting a garden started is not terribly difficult. You don’t need to have a large outdoor area to grow your own vegetables. In fact, you can grow herbs, salad greens and other small plants on a window sill or in a tiny, concrete city backyard.
When kids have braces, there’s probably a lot of focus on the foods they CAN’T eat, such as sticky candy, hard fruits, popcorn and chewing gum. But it doesn’t all have to be bad news. Distract your little one from craving the foods he or she can’t have with some delicious braces-friendly foods that are good for the rest of their bodies as well.
Halloween means candy, pumpkins and a lot of fun for preschool-aged kids. Since a lot of the things commonly associated with the holiday — ghosts, jack-o’-lanterns and spiders — are simple geometric shapes, there are several craft projects easy enough for a preschooler to make. Remember, Halloween can be fun, not frightful, so when choosing crafts, stick with the silly instead of the scary so that nobody gets upset! Egg Carton Spiders