Healthy Aging and your Quality of Life

Healthy Aging and your Quality of Life
The quality of healthy aging From the day we are all born, we age everyday. As a young person, we don’t think about the later years in our life. We live in a very fast pace world today and it causes a lot of stress in our lives and as time goes on, the stress will affect us increasingly. Everyone young and old, we all need to take care of our bodies and minds. By taking care of ourselves,

The Stressful Actions behind Healthy Aging

The Stressful Actions behind Healthy Aging
Learning to manage stress can help you feel better about you, since you will feel healthier. Stress can be a bad thing, yet you have the power to control stress. If you let stress control you, it will affect your health. You will likely feel sick all the time, or feel like there is not hope in your world even if there is hope. For this reason, you want to learn how to take control. How can I take

Fishing for Better Health: The Benefits of Fish and Other Food Sources High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Fishing for Better Health: The Benefits of Fish and Other Food Sources High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Word Count: 1384 Summary: It may surprise you to know that fishing is not only a favorite pastime for countless men, women, and children. The fishing pole may very well be the best weapon yet in the fight against stroke! This article offers convincing proof –- scientific evidence, and documented data –- as to the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids. It is thorough and complete, expounding on the best type sources, quotes from health professionals, and results from

Eating Healthy In A Fast Food World

Eating Healthy In A Fast Food World
Word Count: 806 Summary: Rushing to Eat People’s lives have become so busy and rushing around, that we no longer eat the way we should. In some places, there is a McDonald’s on every major corner, if not some other fast food restaurant. Watching TV, you see a commercial for some kind of food place almost every time commercials are on, urging you to eat there because it’s good and you can get it fast and cheap. With so

Let Go of Your Poisons

Let Go of Your Poisons
Word Count: 1223 Summary: Let Go of Your Poisons A Special Excerpt from The 21-Day Ultimate Energy Plan By Stephen Adele, Editor-in-Chief Keywords: muscle building, fat burning, fitness and weight training Article Body: It's never become more apparent than in the 21st century that the earth is saturated with poisons. It's nearly impossible to avoid them, despite our best attempts. The media, coupled with the "all-knowing experts," advise us to steer clear of pesticides, household cleaners, processed foods, food

Lack of basic nutrition creates generation of criminals, prison system society

Lack of basic nutrition creates generation of criminals, prison system society
Word Count: 1561 Summary: The Health Ranger Mike Adams discusses a recent study showing that children who experience malnutrition exhibit strikingly increased behavioral disorders and aggressive behavior as they grow older. What specifically was missing from their diets? What's the nutritional solution for this damaging national trend? Keywords: nutrition, supplements, nutritional behavior, behavioral nutrition, crime rate, high crime rate Article Body: Copyright 2006 Truth Publishing A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that children who

Need for after school activities

Need for after school activities
When children are literally up to their gills with the learning and sport activities in school, it may seem superfluous to enroll them for after school activities. In spite of this, after school programs are sprouting up in large numbers and most of these are booked full. This shows that there is a real need for after school activities. The unavailability of parental supervision is the leading cause for the surge in after school programs. It is seen that

How to find after school activities

How to find after school activities
Start off by making enquiries. Nothing can beat the power of information. Approach the school authorities first. Find out if they are offering any after school activities. Get a list of the various classes that are available in your school. In case the school does not provide any extracurricular activities for the child, approach your neighbors. Collect information about any after school programs, the quality of the courses taught and the timings etc. Also, check out some of the

How much is too much?

How much is too much?
Should your child go for the football practice 5 days a week? Are 3 days enough? It is common for parents to be a little confused when it comes to deciding how much is too much with reference to after school activities. They argue that since most of the activities are fun (as different from studies), children will simply lap up these classes. But, too much of fun can also make a child sick. Here is a simple guide

Effective after school activities

Effective after school activities
When there are so many activities on offer, and each one looks as good as the next, how do you gauge the worth and effectiveness of these activities? Sure, you want an activity that junior enjoys. But, we really cannot afford to waste time on pleasure for pleasure's sake, do we? There needs to be a grain of gold somewhere in there. Given below is a list of characteristics that any good after school activity must possess. Clarity in

Developmental after school programs

Developmental after school programs
As a child grows into an adult, different aspects of his physical, emotional and mental self needs development. To help a child reach his full potential, it is necessary to recognize the child's developmental needs and abilities. To be effective, after school programs should assist children with tasks they must accomplish during each stage of development. A child's growth curve can be divided into three main parts: 1) Young child (ages 3-5) 2) Middle school (ages 6-8) 3) Older

Boring after school activities

Boring after school activities
Why does Lisa grumble when it is time for her to go for her piano lessons? How come Johnny abhors the sight of his skates now? After all, these children were very enthusiastic about the programs when they started off. What happened? Parents are often confused by the disturbing and often incongruous signals they receive from their children. One day the kids are excited about the new theatre class and in just a few short weeks they wail and

Benefits of a good after school program

Benefits of a good after school program
Children grow up in a society that demands expertise in everything. You really cannot sit back and decide that learning from textbooks is enough for the overall development of your child. It's the age of specialization and your child cannot afford to miss out on this window of opportunity. So, scour your locality for the most advantageous programs and enroll them for the ones you think are the best. After school programs are basically designed to develop a talent

A home-based after school program

A home-based after school program
So, your son's school does not offer any extracurricular activities. You are worried of depriving your child of all that extra knowledge and fun. What should you do? After school activities need not be taught in a school-like environment by professional teachers in a structured and timely manner. There is a lot YOU can do to support your child's academic, physical and social development. Do not be too concerned about formal programs, as many of our children are already

After school safety – tips and reminders

After school safety – tips and reminders
When parents send their children for after school programs, they take it for granted that the child is safe. But since the number of children participating in these activities has increased, it is necessary to look into safety issues. Children are vulnerable when they are outside the classes. While going or returning, they should know the safest route to take. Many kids hang out with their friends just after these classes. Find out 'danger zones' from your neighbors and

After school programs and discipline

After school programs and discipline
How important is discipline when it comes to after school programs? Since most of the activities are recreational, does a program have to adhere to strict rules? Discipline is just as important here as it is in activities that pertain to the school. The child is sent to a program because you want him to learn more. Discipline in one form or the other is necessary to facilitate learning. Every program should begin by laying down the rules. The

After school program – recreational vs. educational

After school program – recreational vs. educational
So, your child is beginning to get restless and make you restless. He has got more time than is good for him, and you are now considering after school programs - anything that will keep him busy for a few life-saving hours! Most after school activities can be broadly classified into three - recreational, educational and society-oriented. The last bit usually comes in when your child is already a bit grown up and can voice his own interests. Educational

After school activity for the hyperactive child

After school activity for the hyperactive child
ADHD refers to attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder. Most children who suffer from this disorder suffer from attention problems as well as hyperactivity. Parents of such children are well aware that inattention and hyperactivity continue throughout the day. Keeping such children busy after school hours can be as difficult as keeping them safe during the school day. The first step while choosing the right after school activity for your child is to understand how ADHD affects him. Is your child interested in sports?

After school activities and relationship building

After school activities and relationship building
After school activities are the rage of the day. With about $500 million invested in these programs and more than 10 million children attending them in America alone, the popularity of these activities cannot be overlooked. Everyone understands the need to develop new skills, gain more knowledge and keep the children safe when parents are working. The most important factor in the success of any program is the relationship between the children participating in the program and the adult

The Learning environment

The Learning environment
There is often a trap in the words 'after school activities'. One may easily believe that since these activities are after school, they are not of much importance. But, one couldn't be more wrong. Research suggests that children pick up some of their most important skills from after school programs. That is why children who do not participate in any extra curricular activities are generally slow and less vibrant. The learning environment that one fosters in after school activities