Children's health tips:
1. Eliminate all products containing partially hydrogenated oils.
2. Eliminate high fructose corn syrup.
3. Make sure that snacks and drinks are offered only in appropriate serving sizes; e.g., no 20 ounce bottles, no 2 ½ serving packs of sweets or chips
4. Offer more fresh fruit and vegetables. Lay off of the fruit juice. (It is missing fiber which raises blood sugar dramatically. Besides, it is pasturized therefore dead).
5. Support local farm
6. Offer more vegetables.
7. Serve more beans.
8. Discontinue use of poor quality oils. Use coconut oil when cooking.
9. Eliminate artificial stuff. Try steveta brand stevia.
10. Decrease refined carbohydrate foods and snacks (giant pretzels, cookies, chips, etc.) and increase nutrient dense snacks.
11. Lay off of the grains (whole or otherwise).
12. Have protein with each meal to balance the hormone glucogon for optimal blood sugar. (Preferably something that was once breathing and had a soul ... eggs are good too.)
13. Lay off of the dairy. Raw is better, check your laws. The Man may have outlawed un-pasturized milk where you live.
14. Lay off of the plastics touching your food (estrogen mimickers upset hormones).
15. Lay off of the excititoxins (MSG, Aspartame ... see Russell Blaylock for more on this topic).
These simple movements or daily routines can end up hurting you if you're not careful. Make sure to do these simple activities the right way as outlined below:
Posture. Posture. Posture. Make sure that you keep your chin up and don't slouch. If you know that you are going to be standing for a long period of time, make sure that you wear comfortable shoes.
Working at a Desk
Make sure that you are getting up every 20 minutes to stretch. The type of chair you have is extremely important. It should fit you correctly so that your back touches the chair and your feet are on the floor with knees at a 90 degree angle. Try to avoid looking down at your computer screen. It should be at eye level.
Make sure you have a chair that is supportive. When you are forced to sit for a long period of time, for instance at a desk job, make sure to get up and stretch every 20 minutes. Sit with your back against the chair, feet firmly on the floor. Do not cross your legs.
Lifting objects is one of the most common ways to injure yourself. Even if it is a light object, twisting or pulling in the wrong direction when you're not stretched out can have a damaging effect on muscles and the spine. You always want to bend at the knees and avoid lifting anything you know is too heavy.
Overall Physical Activity
If you know that you are going to be working or playing for a while, make sure that you are adequately stretched out and warmed up. Even if it's something light like gardening or just pushing your child on a bike, it's easy to pull something if you're not warmed up.
Talking On The Telephone
If you're forced to use the telephone for a long period of time, a speaker or a headset is a must. By all means try to avoid cradling the phone between your neck and your shoulder as this could cause you to damage the muscles or vertebrae in that area.
Resting or Sleeping
Straining your neck or back while you're sleeping is a very common occurrence. We often fall asleep in strange positions where we are not supported properly or our necks are at an odd angle. Make sure that if you are going to nap or watch tv in bed, that you are in a supportive position.