The Washington State Safe Kids Coalition invites parents to take part in Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 18. Local coalitions are holding several events across the state to help parents learn ways to keep kids.
About 20 percent of U.S. adults are meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of the federal government’s physical activity recommendations.
In Washington, drowning risks peak in summer months, but during the month of May, there are usually several drowning deaths on warm spring days when people, especially kids and teens, are eager to get in the water to swim, or go rafting or boating.
Learn free or low-cost ways to be healthy. Making healthy choices may help prevent injury, disease, and disability. Stay healthy on the cheap by including smart choices that are low-cost or free. Many are simple too.
We all had that one vegetable we refused to eat as a child, but times (and taste buds) change!
Don’t let the past prevent you from getting the nutritional benefits of asparagus, Lima beans, peas, Brussel sprouts, or your personal veggie villain.
Treadmill desks range in cost from $400 to $5,000, but the hope is that the state could recoup its expenses through lowered health care costs over the long run.
Have fun staying fit by recruiting a friend or family member.
Not only will you be helping someone else stay active, you’ll be more likely to stick with it yourself!
Don’t depend on multivitamins to cover gaps in a poor diet.
These isolated vitamins and minerals don’t provide the complex nutrient interactions of whole, unrefined foods.
When planning your exercise, aim for SMART moves (specific, mesurable, attainable, realistic, timely): pick a time, place, and activity that fits into your life and stick with it!
For National Heart Month, five Seattle Children’s providers share their tips for helping kids and teens build strong, healthy hearts.
Chronic stress may increase your risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death in America. This week, investigate your stress levels and heart disease risk factors.
For older adults, falls are serious, whether they take place in the home or in a health care setting. More than one-third of adults over age 65 fall each year. Falls can cause bone fractures, disability, and even death. Among people 75 and older, falls are far more likely to cause admissions into a long-term care facility than for adults 10 years younger.
Snacking can boost nutrients and help you eat less at mealtime, or it can add unnecessary fat, calories and sodium; it all comes down to what you choose.
Start out with smaller amounts of exercise at lower intensities and gradually progress to moderate-intensity activity to reduce your risk of injury.
Kathy Del Tonto started cooking school food 30 years ago, when cafeteria workers made everything from scratch, even the ketchup. But then the processing companies started offering schools fast-food kinds of choices . . .