{Healthy & Fitness} There’s an App for That!

January 16, 2013 0

January generally ushers in a wave of fitness resolutions brought on by holiday overindulgence. Whether you’re looking to work off the result of too many Christmas cookies, or just want to maintain your already healthy lifestyle, your smart phone could help you reach that goal. Today guest blogger Jennifer Nordwall from Everyday Health shares some great nutrition and fitness apps! [read more]

{Around Town} The Bar Method Boston Comes to Hingham

January 2, 2013 0

Just in time for New Year’s fitness resolutions, The Bar Method Boston is opening a brand new studio in Hingham! The Bar Method’s Hingham studio will offer South Shore residents the same hour-long fat burning classes as their Back Bay location with the exciting addition of child care services, nice! [read more]

{A Healthy Balance} Staying Active & Healthy This Winter

December 29, 2011 0

It may be cold outside and the days may be so short that you leave the house in the dark and return in the dark. Not to mention that you have several holiday parties to attend and the kids are out of routine during school vacations, but that doesn’t mean the winter months should be your unhealthiest. Experts estimate that children burn about half as many calories during winter months than they do during the summer! It is no wonder they get stir crazy during their school vacations. Use these tips to keep your family healthy and fit until the spring thaw. [read more]

{Back-to-School} Be a Brown Bag Goddess

August 25, 2011 0

Today Nikki and Alicia from A Healthy Balance share some ideas on how to spice up your child’s lunchboxes this fall: Is hearing, “Mom, what’s for lunch?” almost as bad as hearing, “Mom, what’s for [read more]

Staying Hydrated in the Heat!

July 7, 2011 0

Today Nikki from A Healthy Balance talks about the importance of hydration and how to stay healthy in the summer heat, and includes a fabulous recipe for watermelon salad!

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{A Healthy Balance} Where Food Comes From

June 24, 2011 0

Today Nikki and Alicia from A Healthy Balance share some ideas for keeping the kids entertained, with a food twist! Don’t miss out on the discount offer to save on their Be A Healthy Chef! cookbook at the end of the post:

The end of the school year is here, and we’re sure some of the local mamas are going to be looking for ways to keep the kids entertained. Summer vacation is a great time to explore and experiment with your kids and their daily food choices. Kids who know what their food is and are more intimately involved in its preparation are more likely to try new things and be open to healthier alternatives. Here are some tips to try out with your family… [read more]

Adding “A Healthy Balance” to Your Cookouts!

May 9, 2011 0

Today Nikki and Alicia from A Healthy Balance share some healthy summer recipes for your next cookout:

Summer cookouts can make it tough to stay on track with your healthy eating habits with dips, burgers, coleslaw, and desserts. Try some of these recipes from our “Be A Healthy Chef!” cookbook! [read more]

Get Walking with the 10K A Day Challenge!

April 12, 2011 0

Today’s post comes from our Health & Fitness contributor, Nikki from A Healthy Balance… April 6th was National Start Walking Day! That means lace up those sneakers and get moving for the 10K a Day Challenge! Why 10K? 10,000 steps a day is equal to the recommended 30 minutes of activity each day.
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April 3rd – Stroll for a Cause!

March 29, 2011 2

Hilary Lambert, a certified Strollercize Instructor and owner of U Go Baby Fitness, is holding Strollercize (a stroller based fitness routine) classes on Sunday April 3rd to benefit the American Red Cross’ earthquake and tsunami victim relief efforts.

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Eat Right… With Color!

March 10, 2011 0

Today we welcome our newest guest contributor, Nikki from A Healthy Balance! Nikki is a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer, and here on our site she will be sharing thoughts on health, nutrition and wellness with our readers. Today Nikki talks about eating right with color: March is National Nutrition Month, and the theme this year is “Eat Right With Color”! [read more]

{Local Highlight} Inspire Kids Yoga

January 28, 2011 0

Kim Spires of Inspire Kids Yoga started practicing yoga in 2006 after her second child was born. Yoga gave her the workout she needed as well as the peace she craved. Her physique changed, she felt stronger, happier and more confident in herself. She was hooked! Kim now teaches various classes for children ages 2-17 both privately and publicly. The main focus of the yoga program at Inspire Kids is fun!
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Mini Athletes in Norwood

January 21, 2011 0

At Mini Athletes in Norwood, the focus is on keeping children active. Kids are taught game fundamentals, skills and rules for a new sport each week, including soccer, tennis, basketball, floor hockey, kickball, t-ball, flag football, and dodge ball. Kids also get to play light-hearted, “silly” games to promote spirit and smiles! New sessions are starting this week in the following classes… Mini Althletes, Junior Athletes & Mini Hockey. [read more]

Free Pediatric Screening at South Shore Hospital

January 13, 2011 0

Do you have concerns about your child’s coordination for activities such as writing, dressing, walking, crawling or jumping? Do you notice that your child is highly sensitive to touch or sound? Does your child have difficulty staying calm and attentive, or do you have concerns about your child’s speech production or clarity? On Wednesday, February 2nd, South Shore Hospital is holding FREE Pediatric Screenings for children ages 3-5. [read more]

Cold and Flu Tips for the School Year

September 1, 2010 0

School’s in! New sneakers and a backpack filled with pencils, notebooks and crayons are sure signs that kids are getting ready for the start of a new school year. It’s hard to think about it right now, but back to school time can also mean a fever or minor aches and pains of a cold or flu. In fact, children are more likely to catch a cold during the school year because they are indoors and in close contact much of the day.

Here from Children’s Advil, are some tips for teaching your child about cold and flu prevention.
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