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Does a McDonald’s Happy Meal Mold?

This was an interesting article that I just stumbled upon…

Does a McDonald’s Happy Meal Mold?

The bad news is that it doesn’t:

Check out this article: Happy Meals Resists Mold

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Cheers to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden


October 26, 2010 Posted by | children, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Wellness | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

20 Ways to Raise a Healthier Child

How to raise healthier kids – article done by “Men’s Health”

20 Ways to Raise a Healthier Child

The unhealthiest generation needs our help. More than 9 million overweight children in the United States are at risk for depression, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Not to mention heart disease and stroke as adults. Meanwhile, gym classes are fading. Less than one in 10 schools meets federal exercise requirements.

We can change this. The Men’s Health FitSchools Initiative has started by supplying Gettys Middle School, in Easley, South Carolina, with the information and fitness equipment needed to overhaul their physical education program, and save their 1,300 students.

You can help by using our simple fit plan. It works for both children and adults. So your whole family will look and feel better—and your children will learn health and fitness lessons that last a lifetime.

Make Fitness a Top Priority

Many kids face the same workout saboteur as adults: Fitness is an afterthought. But creating a detailed fitness plan works for both adults and teens. When Ohio State University researchers helped high-school students plan to work out, 80 percent of the kids who had previously spent no time exercising outside of school became physically active in their free time. Merely committing change to paper can make it real. It’s like a declaration of independence from fat. Sign on.

Set Aside 5 Minutes on Sunday

Jot down when you’ll train this week, and include the exercises that will help you hit your goals for each session. For instance, you might aim to strengthen your upper body on Monday—use pushups and pullups, or rows and bench presses. Train your lower body with squats and running on Wednesday or Thursday. Then plan an active outing for the weekend. Multiply by 52 weeks, and it’ll be a whole new health equation for you.

Bulk up the Specifics

As your exercise plan takes hold, include more details, such as sets and reps. Do the same for your kids. Script every minute, from water breaks to instruction time, says Brian Grasso, president of the International Youth Conditioning Association and FitSchools faculty member. It won’t appear regimented to the kids, he says, but the structure is a stress reliever for adults. Plus, setting mileposts along the way makes it easier to reach the finish line.

Assemble an All-Star Team

Draft supportive teammates. “To stick with exercise long term, you need social support and you need to have fun,” says Jim Liston, C.S.C.S., FitSchools faculty member. Band with friends to get in shape for a 10-K or a hut trip in the Rockies. For kids, start and end play with high-fives or a cheer. And encourage camaraderie by acknowledging each person’s participation.

Schedule a Fitness Date

Sign up for tennis class, dance or yoga with your spouse. Children with active dads are 3 ½ times more likely to exercise than those with inactive dads. But when both mom and dad are active, kids are a whopping 6 times more likely to exercise, according to a 2006 report published in the Journal of Sports Medicine.

Upgrade Your Health—Every Day

Nobody shapes kids’ lives more than their families, says David Jack, life and sport director of Teamworks Centers, and FitSchools faculty member. A powerful way to lead is by making healthy choices every day. Think of it as 365 childhood obesity interventions in a year. If just 10 percent of the men reading this magazine follow through on this one step, that’s more than a million interventions, which is more powerful than any change an organization can inspire.

For more information click on the link below.

We are in a health care crisis… Our doctors should say that they are in the “Sick Care” industry not the health care industry. This articles goes on to share some other really great tips.

If you are looking for a child’s vitamin that doesn’t carry a warning label you may want to look at Kids Now. Start your child’s health the right way by supplementing with a top of the line nutrition.

Cheers to Your Families Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

October 26, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, children, Health, Health and Wellness, kids vitamins, Nutrition, Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Obesity will cost US in Health Care

Wow, even I was blown away by this number…

What Obesity will cost us in health care expenses is…

It is projected that the cost of obesity is as high as $168 billion.

Check out this article, “The cost of Obesity”

Here is my video response to this article

Cheers to Your Optimal Health!
Katrina van Oudheusden

October 21, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Health, Nutrition, weight loss, Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Should You Supplement? Comments from a Chef

Now I know that most of you are thinking…why would a Chef be talking about this?

Why should you supplement? Comments from a Chef…

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I promise to continue sharing good information.

Cheers to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

October 20, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Vitamin, weight loss, Wellness | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#1 Killer in Women – Heart Disease

Did you know that the #1 killer in women is Heart Disease?  It is important to take care of your hearth (it is your engine for your body).

Today I share with you another great article by our friends at:

Take Vitamins to Heart

Much attention is focused on breast cancer prevention in women — and rightly so. Yet we often forget that the number one killer of women in America is heart disease.

Exercise and a healthy diet are key to a heart-healthy lifestyle. New studies are suggesting women may want to consider adding multivitamins to their fight against heart disease.

A study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed women with no history of heart disease who took multivitamins had a 27 percent lower risk of heart attack. Meanwhile, women who took multivitamins with other supplements had a 30 percent lower risk.

A separate Dutch study found multivitamin use lowered the incidence of heart attack by 51 percent. Yet another American study found the combined use of multivitamins along with supplements of vitamin A, C or E was associated with 25 percent lower risk of death from heart disease.

The association between multivitamins and fewer heart attacks was even stronger in women who took multivitamins for more than five years.

So what’s behind the decreased risk of heart attack? Researchers credit the potentially protective effects of the antioxidant vitamins C and E, along with B vitamins and minerals.

Women AND Men Benefit From Heart-Healthy Nutrients
Whether you’re a man or woman, antioxidants improve the elasticity and overall health of arteries, according to research published in Nutrition and Metabolism. Researchers found that daily supplements of vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and selenium significantly improved the elasticity of arteries. These antioxidants also improved levels of HDL (good) cholesterol in people with multiple heart disease risk factors. Antioxidants not only protect against cell damage, they also may repair damage.

Do Your Heart Good
Start today with a brisk walk around the neighborhood. Follow it up with a nutritious Relìv shake. CardioSentials®, Relìv Classic® and Relìv Now® are ideal nutritional supplements to add to your daily routine to boost your heart health. CardioSentials contains vital antioxidants such as CoQ10 as well as plant sterols and has been clinically shown to improve cholesterol levels. Classic and Now offer an optimal balance of vitamins — including antioxidants — and minerals along with other important nutrients to support overall health.

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Cheers to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

October 20, 2010 Posted by | Alternative Health, Diets, Health, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Vitamin | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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