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12
SEP
2014
fitness fact

FITNESS FIRST: WALKING

If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to stay healthy or lose weight, you need nothing more than your own two feet. Walking is an ideal form of exercise—it’s free, and you can do it almost anytime and anywhere. Walking is also a great way to maintain a healthy weight...
11
SEP
2014
FITNESS FACT

FITNESS FIRST: INJURY-FREE WORKOUTS

Exercise is a great way to combat stress, lose weight and boost energy. To get the most from your workouts, you should add warming up, cooling down and stretching to your routine. These three simple steps are proven to help prevent painful and costly injuries. Warming Up Warming...
10
SEP
2014
Fitness Fact

FITNESS FIRST: EXERCISE AND HEALTHY EATING

In addition to trimming your waistline, regular exercise and healthy eating will help you feel better, think more clearly and live a longer, healthier life. Low-Calorie Options To lose weight, you must eat fewer calories than your body uses. It’s easy to create lower-calorie...
08
SEP
2014

FITNESS FIRST: AVOIDING DEHYDRATION

Dehydration may seem like a minor ailment, but it can be quite dangerous. In fact, millions of people worldwide—many of them infants and older adults—die of dehydration each year. Get the Facts In the simplest terms, dehydration occurs when you lose more water than you take in...
19
AUG
2014
Children's Vaccinations

Children’s Vaccinations

Vaccines have almost completely wiped out several serious childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, whooping cough, smallpox, polio, diphtheria and haemophilus infections. What is a Vaccine? Vaccines contain killed or weakened disease organisms (typically inactive bacteria or...
19
AUG
2014
ORAL HYGIENE

Oral Hygiene

Oral health problems—ranging from cavities to cancer—are painful and costly, and affect millions of people each year. This is alarming because almost all oral diseases can be prevented with the proper knowledge and prevention techniques. Tooth Decay For children, cavities are a...
19
AUG
2014
SPORTS SAFETY

Sport Safety For Children

Each year, over 3 million children ages 14 and under suffer from sports-related injuries. It is estimated that as many as 20 percent of children participating in sports are injured each year. Every day, from soccer fields to ice rinks, millions of youths participate in sporting...
11
AUG
2014
Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 5,000 individuals visit the emergency room each year as a result of backpack injuries. This may seem almost unbelievable, yet what’s more startling is that these injuries can manifest into long-term problems. Carrying a...
06
AUG
2014
MHIB Blog

The Importance of Breakfast

You hit the snooze button one too many times, and now you are rushing to get ready for work. There is no way you have time for breakfast, but that’s not a big deal, right? Wrong. Ever wonder where the term “breakfast” came from? Your body needs to refuel after a long night’s...
31
JUL
2014
Back-to-School Basics

Back to School Basics

First Day Mania The first day of school tends to be hectic for kids of all ages, adjusting to a new classroom or schedule and trying to remember all the books and supplies they need. Or perhaps your child is transitioning to middle or high school, which is even more stressful for...