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Morning Hydration Tips – Health & Fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | December 26th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | one comments

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Working Your Core: Eight-Minute Ab Workout – Health & Fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | November 22nd, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 26 comments

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The beauty of eight-minute ab workouts is that they can be done almost anywhere. Click below to subscribe to our channel for more great videos! Start your eight-minute ab workout with tips from Brooke Burke and professional fitness trainer Autumn Calabrese in this video on ab exercises. Subscribe to ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom Website: www.modernmom.com ModernMom on Facebook www.facebook.com ModernMom on Twitter: twitter.com ModernMom on Google+: plus.google.com

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Yoga Exercises That Help You Lose Belly Fat – Health & Fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | November 8th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 25 comments

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If a person is looking to lose belly fat, they should use yoga poses that focus on lengthening and lifting with the abdominal muscles. Click below to subscribe to our channel for more great videos! Tone the abs and work on other muscles with help from a yoga instructor in this free video on yoga exercises for losing belly fat. Subscribe to ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom Website: www.modernmom.com ModernMom on Facebook www.facebook.com ModernMom on Twitter: twitter.com ModernMom on Google+: plus.google.com

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Exercises to Lift the Breasts – Health & Fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | October 28th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 25 comments

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Exercises that lift the breast are exercises that work out the pectoral muscles that lie within the chest. Click below to subscribe to our channel for more great videos! Do push-ups and chest fly exercises to lift the breast with help from a personal trainer in this free video on breast-lifting exercises for moms. Subscribe to ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom Website: www.modernmom.com ModernMom on Facebook www.facebook.com ModernMom on Twitter: twitter.com ModernMom on Google+: plus.google.com

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Healthy Tips At Home – Health & Fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | October 26th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 2 comments

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Kristy Morrell gives her tips to help keep your kids healthy! Click below to subscribe to our channel for more great videos! Replacing sugar beverage with water, no eating in front of the tv, and offering kids a constant source of water are a few simple rules to set for kids to keep them healthy. Brought to you by: Nestlé Pure Life. Subscribe to ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom Website: www.modernmom.com ModernMom on Facebook www.facebook.com ModernMom on Twitter: twitter.com ModernMom on Google+: plus.google.com

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Exercises to Trim Your Hips – Health & Fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | October 17th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 25 comments

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You can trim your hips with a combination of great moves that only take five minutes to do. Click below to subscribe to our channel for more great videos! Learn one of the best exercises to trim your hips from Brooke Burke and professional fitness trainer Autumn Calabrese in this video on hip exercises. Subscribe to ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom Website: www.modernmom.com ModernMom on Facebook www.facebook.com ModernMom on Twitter: twitter.com ModernMom on Google+: plus.google.com

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Scott York Fitness Tip – Tight Upper Back Solution

Categories: VIDEO | October 14th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | no comments

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Subscribe for more! youtube.com Tweet me! twitter.com If you exercise for any length of period, you’re eventually going to get tight knotted up muscles. I get them from time to time in my upper back area. Here’s a useful tip to help overcome knotted up muscles using a tennis ball. Scott York has been in the fitness industry for nearly 30 years. Scott has been certified by NASM, ISSA and others as a personal fitness trainer. Scott is married and has 3 young children so he knows how tough it is to stay in shape when you’re responsible for others as well as yourself. This youtube channel is designed to help you get in shape and lead a healthy lifestyle whether you are a beginner or and advanced fitness enthusiast looking to pick up new tips. Topics covered at this channel include: exercise, rehab, mindset, fitness challenges, nutrition, healthy snacks for kids, and much more. Please subscribe to get the latest tips! Thanks 🙂

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Dr. Meena Shah – Health Tips For Working Women and her family .MPG

Categories: VIDEO | September 18th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | one comments

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Exercises for Lifting & Firming the Breasts – Health & Fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | August 17th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 25 comments

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A great exercise for lifting and firming the breast is the push-up, because this exercise strengthens and tones the muscles that lie under the breast. Click below to subscribe to our channel for more great videos! Discover ways to do variations of push-ups with help from a personal trainer in this free video on breast-toning exercises for moms. Subscribe to ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom Website: www.modernmom.com ModernMom on Facebook www.facebook.com ModernMom on Twitter: twitter.com ModernMom on Google+: plus.google.com

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Post Baby Workout Diary & Fitness Tips – Bex Life

Categories: VIDEO | August 15th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 25 comments

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Muscle-Building Workouts for Women – Health & Fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | August 14th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 2 comments

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Many women shy away from muscle-building workouts, but they are great ways to lose weight and burn calories. Click below to subscribe to our channel for more great videos! Learn about using a weight training program two to three times a week with help from a personal trainer in this free video on muscle-building workouts for women. Subscribe to ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom Website: www.modernmom.com ModernMom on Facebook www.facebook.com ModernMom on Twitter: twitter.com ModernMom on Google+: plus.google.com

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Working Your Core: How to Do the Bridge Exercise – Health & Fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | August 12th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 10 comments

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The bridge is a great core exercise that gives a good burn and also works the glutes. Click below to subscribe to our channel for more great videos! Work the whole core by doing this exercise with the help of Brooke Burke and professional fitness trainer Autumn Calabrese in this video on core exercises. Subscribe to ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom Website: www.modernmom.com ModernMom on Facebook www.facebook.com ModernMom on Twitter: twitter.com ModernMom on Google+: plus.google.com

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Advanced Pilates Exercises for Women Who Have Had a C-Section – Health & Fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | August 12th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 8 comments

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There are some advanced Pilates exercises for women who have had a C-section, which should be done eight to 10 weeks after your C-section. Click below to subscribe to our channel for more great videos! Maintain your core strength with these advanced Pilates exercises from a professional fitness instructor in this video on exercising during pregnancy. Subscribe to ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom Website: www.modernmom.com ModernMom on Facebook www.facebook.com ModernMom on Twitter: twitter.com ModernMom on Google+: plus.google.com

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Pilates Exercises for Women Who Have Had a C-Section – Health & Fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | August 10th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 7 comments

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Pilates are a great way for women who have had a C-section to regain core strength. Click below to subscribe to our channel for more great videos! Don’t let a C-section stop you from keeping a strong core with tips from a professional fitness instructor in this video on exercising during pregnancy. Subscribe to ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom Website: www.modernmom.com ModernMom on Facebook www.facebook.com ModernMom on Twitter: twitter.com ModernMom on Google+: plus.google.com

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Arm-Toning Exercise Routines for Women – Health & fitness – ModernMom

Categories: VIDEO | August 10th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | 23 comments

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In order to exercise the arms for great muscle tone, all a woman needs is a pair of five to eight-pound dumbbells. Click below to subscribe to our channel for more great videos! Work out the triceps, biceps, chest, backs of the arms and shoulders with help from a personal trainer in this free video on arm exercises for moms. Subscribe to ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom.com TV – www.youtube.com ModernMom Website: www.modernmom.com ModernMom on Facebook www.facebook.com ModernMom on Twitter: twitter.com ModernMom on Google+: plus.google.com

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Bel Air, MD Chiropractic Health Tip of The Day

Categories: VIDEO | April 30th, 2011 | by HART 1-800-HART | no comments

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Family Health History Part I: Why is it important?

Categories: Featured, HEALTHCARE, HEART AND STROKE | December 20th, 2010 | by Raquel | no comments

Many health problems have a genetic component to it. Yet, many of us never look back at our past for lessons for the future. Until health history repeats itself. Take me, for example. I was quite ill in 2001 and it took many different tests before I was diagnosed with Grave’s disease. My doctor then asked afterwards “Why didn’t you tell me you have a family history of thyroid problems?” I completely forgot that my mom had her thyroids taken when I was little girl. However, because of my diagnosis, it wasn’t a complete surprise when 5 years later, my niece and then 2 years later one of my nephews had similar problems.

Eight years ago, from out of the blue, without prior health problems, my father-in-law had to undergo an emergency triple heart bypass. That was when my husband learned that his grandmother and his uncle both died of heart attack.

Knowing our genealogy is important. But the family tree should also include data on health and medical. In other words, a family tree should also be a family health tree.

Last Thanksgiving, the US Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin urged Americans to take the opportunity of family get-togethers to share the family health history with each family member

“While family health histories may seem old-fashioned, the truth is, the family health history is key to understanding your family’s unique genetic make-up and your individual disease risks.

Knowing your family health history can help you actually prevent disease, or detect diseases, such as many forms of cancer, for early treatment. The information your family health history contains can help you and your doctor determine your personal risk.  This means two things:  you can tailor your lifestyle to reduce your health risks; and you can be more carefully screened for diseases where your risk is high.

To make documentation of health history easier, the Surgeon General’s office has developed an online tool called My Family Health Portrait. The tool can help you record your health history electronically, making it easier to pass on the information to subsequent generations.

The Surgeon General believes that the older generations are an invaluable source of information when constructing a family health tree.

Says Dr. Benjamin:

“Older adults are more likely to know about the health conditions of previous generations. I like to think of the family health history as an heirloom that can help current and future generations live longer, healthier lives.”

Well, Christmas is another opportunity to start your family health tree or perhaps bring to completion what has been already started. The MD Anderson Cancer Center calls in creating a “health ances-tree”.

But why is a family health tree important?

Well, taking my family as example, my husband and I learned about some of our family’s health history when the same health problems occurred a generation later. His family history and my family history are now merged to become our children’s history. From what we have learned, we know what are the diseases our kids our genetically predisposed to. We cannot change our genes but we can change our lifestyle. By changing our lifestyle, we can reduce our risks and those of our children.

This holiday season, make a family health history your holiday project.

Coming next: how to build a family medical history.

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Running is a family tradition

Categories: HEART AND STROKE | December 13th, 2010 | by Raquel | no comments

We did our annual family run yesterday, 12 December. This was the 6th for me and my husband, the 12th for our boys. We started this tradition in 2006 when we first moved as a family to Switzerland but my husband (then my boyfriend) did the run together in 1996. That was my first charity run ever.

Anyway, Zurich Sylvesterlauf is translated into English as Zurich New Year’s Eve run but it actually occurs at the 3rd Advent Sunday each year.

“In this weather?” some people would ask the participants. But for running enthusiasts, there is no bad weather, just the wrong clothes. Still, we were glad that we had a relatively warm week of 4°C and above because all the snow had melted and the streets were not icy. Otherwise, the number of injuries would have been more than usual.

The participants

Every year, thousands of runners of all ages participate, from the beginners to the real pros. The activity runs through the whole day, with the kids and the amateurs running early in the day and the fast pros towards the end. Thanks to chip technology, the results are all in by the evening of the same day.

For the kids, they have the possibility to run the 1.4 km stretch with mom or dad or any adult for that matter. But as soon as they turn 6, they could run on their own. This is how our kids started at age 3.5 years but for the 2nd year in a row, they were running on their own. And proud of it.

I am so happy that my kids love to run and participate in these events. And I am glad to see so many other children like them participating. In their category of runners born in 2001 and later, there were almost 400 boys running.

Since ours boys started to run on their own, my husband and I ran the 5 x 1.4 km relay. I do 3 rounds, he does 2.

Every year, I notice how slow I am, people overtaking me all the time. This year, our kids made better time than we did. They averaged 4.3 min per kilometer, finishing in the upper 25% of their category. We elderly averaged 5 min per kilometer, clearly at the bottom of the pack.

It is so fascinating to see who participates in the “He and She Relay” category. While waiting for my second round, I saw a man handing over the running chip to a woman, presumably his wife, who in turn, handed him over a little pink bundle – a little baby. Then she was off to do her round while Daddy watched the baby and waited for his next turn. That was lovely to see. (By the way, buggies and prams are not allowed during the runs for safety reasons). I am pretty sure that in a couple of years’ time, that little girl will be doing the run with her parents.

During the relay, my husband and I also took turns on keeping an eye on my boys, who finished their run 2 hours earlier. Last year, they watched us run but this year they knew it would be so boring especially as their parents are too slow. So they squatted in a corner close by to play with their Dad’s blackberry till their old parents were finally finished with their run.

Other unusual teams I saw  at the He and She relay were a Daddy and daughter team and a Mommy and son team.

Again, this is a great family tradition to start and to have.

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Home routine: is this the answer to childhood obesity?

Categories: OBESITY | May 3rd, 2010 | by Raquel | no comments

There just might be a simple answer to the childhood obesity problem – routine. As a mom of twin almost seven-year-old boys, the epic struggle between family and job is constantly ongoing. I have always tried to keep my children to a daily routine, not necessarily on the dot, but a structured day schedule that starts with breakfast and ends with a bedtime story. But as they grow older, their schedules become more complex, from soccer practice to music lessons, from playdates to extra English classes (we live in German-speaking Switzerland). Sometimes under such circumstances, the idea of keeping a routine seems so far-fetched. Yet we try. And it works more or less.

Researchers report that the secret to preventing childhood obesity lies in your household routine. And this routine should include:

  • Regular family dinners
  • Enough sleep
  • Limited TV time

The researchers looked at the “lifestyle” of 8,550 4-year-olds in the US who were part of Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort. The researchers report:

  • More than 50% of children have family dinner at least six nights a week.
  • 57.5% of children slept a minimum of 10.5 hours on weeknights
  • 40.4% watched no more than two hours of TV and videos each weekday.
  • 12% o f children do not have any of these routines at home

Data analysis showed that the described routines are each associated with lower obesity in the children studied. The more routines are implemented the less is the incidence of obesity.

  • Households which practice all three routines have a prevalence of 14.3% obesity.
  • Households which practice 2 routines have an obesity rate of 15.8%.
  • Households with one routine have obesity rate of 20.9%
    Those who follow no routine at all have a prevalence of 25% obesity.

According to study author Dr. Sarah Anderson, PhD, study assistant professor of epidemiology at Ohio State University’s College of Public Health.

“The implication is that these three household routines may be promising behavior targets for obesity prevention. We know it’s going to be harder for some families than others [to implement these], but all families can think about what it would take to have these routines.
Pediatricians may want to bring these topics up to the parents of their patients. And parents should think about what it would take to [implement] these routines for their child
.”

The researchers also reported that practice of these routines seems to be dependent on ethnicity, household income and maternal obesity.

Recently, there have been reports of increasing incidence of binge eating among children and how it is linked to irregular meal times.

Back to my family and our routine, it is unfortunate having a family dinner together on weeknights is a problem, what with their Dad’s demanding job. But the kids do get to eat their supper at regular times (6:00 to 6:30 pm) with my supervision. We do get some brownie points for the sleep routine. On weeknights, my kids are in bed by 8 pm and get up at 6:45 am. But best of all, because of their busy schedule, and because it has always been our policy to minimize screen time, a 30-minute TV per day (if at all) is a max.

I am happy to report that despite missing on the first routine (you can’t have everything), our boys are healthy. They have an extra healthy appetite but without the extra kilos that could potentially go with it. And they still have miss a day in school this school year.

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Traveling tips for families

Categories: HEALTHCARE | April 20th, 2010 | by Raquel | one comments

The volcanic eruption in Iceland has hindered air travel in Europe during the last couple of days. Bad luck for a lot of Swiss families who are scheduled to fly during the start of the Swiss spring holidays. We are one of those families.

And we are among the lucky few who could take off before the Swiss airspace was completely closed last Friday, April 17.

There are however, many people out there who are stranded somewhere. Being an avid travelling, I’m no stranger to be being stuck somewhere. But this has never happened to me when travelling with my kids. I hope this will never ever happen but these are circumstances beyond our control. Today I am bringing you some health tips when travelling, being prepare for all eventualities:

Medications. Hand carry all essential medications enough for a couple of days. In addition, hand carry a clearly written prescription from your doctor. Do not assume you will get access to your check in luggage within a day. Luggage gets lost, planes get grounded. Hand carry optional medications for common health problems such as anti-diarrhea pills, analgesics/antipyretics for pain and fever, and anti-histamines for allergies.

Do not give your children medicine that would make them drowsy (e.g. Benadryl). I know of parents “drugging” their kids so they would sleep on long flights. Such a practice, however, is dangerous and is discouraged by doctors and health authorities.

Ear aches. Give children something to chew/suck during takeoff and landing to prevent ear aches.

Nausea and motion sickness. Some kids would feel nauseous during the flight and throwing up is a common problem. My sons have this problem. There are some anti-nausea medications out there but so far, I haven’t really used them as their side effects might be worse than the original symptom they are treating. The first thing I reach for after fastening the children’s seatbelts is the airsickness bag. Make sure that there is one in the pocket front of you. Keep it easily accessible. All these years, my kids and I got the routine perfectly figured out. The kids are now the ones who willingly check for the bags. Mom is always ready to help. We had two vomiting incidents this trip, without any mess whatsoever. In a previous, when we had one mishap, I was pleasantly surprised how the crew of the airline Emirates handled the situation. They had a vomiting clean up kit ready, complete with gloves, disinfectant, a powder that congealed the mess into manageable form, and got rid of the residual odor. All I had to do was change my son’s clothes. Bravo for this airline.

Change of clothes. Yes, I’ve learned that a change of clothes is always handy to have, not only for the children, but for myself, too.

Thrombosis. Sitting still for long periods of time can play havoc with your cardiovascular health. I am prone to edema in the legs but anti-thrombosis stockings/pressure socks were the one major piece of hand carry luggage I forgot on this trip. I did manage to prevent edema formation by standing up regularly to do stretching exercises. OK, so the other passengers looked at me a little funnily. Who cares? I remember on a flight to Asia once, a group of senior citizens (presumably Chinese) regularly got up, stood on the aisle, and performed Tai chi moves. What a swell idea!

Drink, drink, drink. Finally, keep yourselves hydrated during long-haul flights, not with alcohol or coffee, but with water.

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