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Helping Families Stay Fit While In Home Confinement

April 21st, 2020

Coronavirus concerns, social distancing, gym closures, playground restrictions, and home confinement may tempt you and your family to just curl up on the couch and binge-watch Netflix. But, regular exercise is critical for weight management (especially if you did spend the whole weekend watching Stranger Things), improving your mood during social distancing from friends and

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Get Your Hip and Knee Joints Moving Again with These 5 At-Home Exercises

April 20th, 2020

Are your hips and knees feeling stiff, achy, or even painful? Noticing more discomfort in your joints when standing up and moving around? If so, you’re not alone. This quarantine has taken a toll on many people’s bodies, as it has become much more difficult to maintain the same levels of physical activity at home.

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Get Back to Comfort with These Back Exercises – All of Which You Can Do at Home!

April 13th, 2020

Are you feeling back pain after being quarantined to your home? You may be wondering, “Why is this? I’ve barely left the couch!” Well, therein lies the issue. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one

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3 Reasons Why it’s Important to Play Outside with Your Child 

March 26th, 2020

Playing outside with your child offers developmental opportunities that many kids are lacking today. It’s not simply a cliché to think that children benefit from playing outdoors. There’s a growing body of scientific research that has found some incredible advantages for a child’s development if you engage them in outdoor activities. As your child’s physical

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Giving Thanks During the Coronavirus

March 24th, 2020

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty throughout the world, it is important to remember that good things can come out of bad situations.  Although it is scary that schools and public areas are closed and those with health conditions have to take extra precautions, the world can take this time to remember that we achieve

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How to Talk to Your Children About the Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020

Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19).   Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and

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The Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity for Caregivers and the Individuals Receiving Care

February 27th, 2020

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Deborah Jaffe. While working with special needs children for many years, in both public and private schools, she became inspired by their strength and determination in facing their challenges. Out of that inspiration, she created a Facebook support group dedicated to special needs children

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Belly Fat Can Lead to Brain Shrinkage

January 13th, 2020

Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage.

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Thirteen New Year’s Resolutions Every Special Needs Parent Should Make

December 31st, 2019

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article that was originally published in 2016. Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Don’t fret. You have 363 days left to accomplish your goals. If you are the parent of a child with special needs, try these great family-oriented resolutions to make your life

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Holiday Stress Busters for Parents of Children with Autism and Special Needs

December 17th, 2019