Category Archives: Education

If Your Child Isn’t Getting Enough Sleep – He May Have Other Unhealthy Habits

Did you know that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that children 6 to 12 years of age sleep 9-12 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health?  …

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Men – Do You Want Healthy Kids in the Future? Exercise Now

Most parents know that the diet and exercise habits of a pregnant woman impacts the health of her baby, but little is known about how a father’s health choices are …

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Stopping Bullying in the Special Needs Community

In honor of this week’s celebration of Anti-Bullying Week, let’s highlight bullying in the special needs community.  Whether face-to-face, nasty notes, harassing cell phone voicemails or cyber stalking, bullying has …

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Are the Midterm Elections Stressing You Out? Exercise

Are the statewide and national elections stressing you out? Try exercising. The endless hours of news coverage about the “fate of national politics” and potential xenophobia have taken a toll …

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“Chemo Brain”

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’d like to highlight “Chemo Brain” today. If you or a loved one has suffered through breast cancer, you may have heard …

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Strength Training Fights Childhood Obesity

Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises — such as squats, push-ups and lunges — could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research suggests. Taking part in exercises …

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American Obesity is Rising in 7 States

Seven states in America had obesity rates among adults at or above 35 percent. This record number is an increase from five states in 2016. In addition to the increase, …

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Begin the School Year by Celebrating Recess

Happy first day of school to many students – and their families – within the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area! Are you celebrating the new school year by recognizing the importance …

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