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    No Meat Mondays
    August 25, 2016  /  Healthy Choices  /  No Comment

    No Meat Mondays is all about helping people to have one day a week free of meat, but this does not necessarily have to be a Monday!! Start experimenting with flavours and vegetables and discover that they can create exciting colourful meals without always relying on meat. There are dozens of reasons why going meat-free, even for just one day a week is better for you and the environment – …

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    Four Reasons Why You Should Eat Breakfast
    June 20, 2016  /  General, Healthy Choices  /  No Comment

    Chances are you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you’re rushing around in the morning, trying to get ready for school, sitting down to a balanced breakfast can get pushed to the bottom of the priority list. There are four good reasons, however, to eat a morning meal as part of your overall healthy lifestyle. Weight Control When you are trying to lose or …

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    How to pack a Healthy School Lunch
    June 14, 2016  /  General, Healthy Choices  /  No Comment

    Packing your kid’s lunches for school means you know which food they are putting into those little bodies. Here are some creative and cost effective ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime: The Classic Sandwich While some kids like the same thing every day, others may prefer to change it up. Use different breads, switch between brown and best of both, whole wheat and rye, there are so …

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    How to keep a Healthy Mind
    June 14, 2016  /  General, Healthy Choices  /  No Comment

    Eat Healthy – We all know that our diet has an impact on our physical wellbeing, but it also affects your mental status. A healthy body is a healthy mind. Eating three meals a day will keep your energy levels up and keep you feeling good all day long. As well as eating healthy foods, drinking lots of water will keep you hydrated and boost your metabolism; making you feel …

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    Washing Hands is the First Line of Defence Against Germs
    June 14, 2016  /  General, Healthy Choices  /  No Comment

    Kids don’t always listen when parents tell them to wash their hands before eating, after using the bathroom, or when they come inside from playing. But it’s a message worth repeating — hand washing is by far the best way to prevent germs from spreading and to keep kids from getting sick. Good hand washing protects against the spread of many illnesses from the common cold to more serious illnesses …

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    The 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet
    June 14, 2016  /  General, Healthy Choices  /  No Comment

    These 10 superfoods are proven, expert-beloved disease fighters and energy boosters. Add them to your meals and get on the fast track to a super-healthy body. Healthy Food #1: Lemons Why they’re Healthy: Just one lemon has more than 100 percent of your daily intake of vitamin C, which may help increase “good” HDL cholesterol levels and strengthen bones. Citrus flavonoids found in lemons may help inhibit the growth of …

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    The Benefits of Drinking Water
    June 14, 2016  /  General, Healthy Choices  /  No Comment

    Fluid balance A large percentage of our bodies are made up of water. Drinking enough water maintains the body’s fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients in the body, regulate body temperature, digest food, and more. Muscle fuel Sweating while exercising causes muscles to lose water, when the muscles don’t have enough water, they get tired. So for extra energy, try drinking water! Clearer skin Certain toxins in the body can …

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    Benefits of Being Active
    June 14, 2016  /  General, Healthy Choices  /  No Comment

    When kids are active, their bodies can do the things they want and need them to do. Why? Because regular exercise provides these benefits: strong muscles and bones weight control decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes better sleep a better outlook on life   Healthy, physically active kids also are more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful. And physical competence builds self-esteem at every age.