Health Matters | August 2016

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Three Post-Workout Cool Down Tips

Ever felt “funny” after abruptly stopping a workout? There is a reason for this “funny” feeling - your body needs time to cool down after an intense workout. Next time you finish exercising, allow yourself some time to cool down. Check out these tips to help you slow it down.

Tips for Beginning Weightlifting

Tired of cardio? Want to start weightlifting but don’t know how to start? Weight lifting is a great way to reach the recommended 2 days of muscle strengthening activities every week as it leads to better heart health, keeping you going strong and healthy. Check out these 9 beginner weight lifting tips to help you get started

Six Ways Pets Improve Your Health

Did you know your four-legged friend, or any other pet, is actually good for your mental and physical health? About two-thirds of U.S. households own at least one pet. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says those pet owners, on average, are in better shape that non-owners. Here are six ways pets improve your physical and mental health.

Tips for Safe Backpacks

It is uncertain whether heavy backpacks cause permanent damage in children, but overloaded and improperly worn backpacks can cause temporary back pain. It is important to ensure your children are using their backpacks correctly. Here are five things to remember when packing your child’s backpack.

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Getting enough sleep is critical for your child to be able to think clearly, complete complex tasks, and enjoy everyday life. The National Institutes of Health links insufficient sleep with reduced short-term memory and learning ability; negative mood; inconsistent performance; poor productivity; and loss of some form of behavioral control. Check out our age-appropriate tips on ensuring your child is getting enough sleep.