Mother and Daughter: 100 Days Challenge Accepted

Mother and Daughter: 100 Days Challenge Accepted

It’s one thing to see a mother/daughter duo snap a couple of selfies together and then let social media decide who’s mom and who’s daughter. But to take on a 100 day challenge to be a better you for health purposes and for your kids, that’s a challenge worth sharing and documenting.

Single mom, Cheryl of New Jersey and daughter Tessa made a commitment earlier this year to shed 100 pounds together. Though they dropped a combined total of 74 pounds in 100 days, the before and after pictures look stunning!!! And guess what, they’re keeping it going! Besides, it’s a lifestyle and we’re proud of them both.

See the full story here!

 

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Less Sleep, Lower Grades Study Finds

Less Sleep, Lower Grades Study Finds

I’m friends with a lot a teachers including early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools. I dread having a girls night out them because all it takes is for one question to be brought up about something going on at school, and I’m left scrolling on my phone, with a couple of eye rolls and painful grunts. Because it’s now thirty minutes past, and they’re still discussing how ‘Jimmy’s’ parents haven’t come to the school for a parent conference.

They love what they do, or not (LOL) and are somewhat burnt out but still keep going amid the few advantages of being a teacher – Winter break, Spring Break, paid holidays, oh and did I mention Summer break?! But a common thread that’s heard during their ‘teacher’ discussions is the parallel connection between academic performance and social interactions including sleep, biological changes, screen time, and more.

A recent study found that over 80% of U.S. schools are starting too early for America’s teenagers and that electronic devices play a major role. Government health officials recommend that school days start… to read more, click here! 

Are You Putting Your Child at Risk of Obesity Early On?

Are You Putting Your Child at Risk of Obesity Early On?

I was the fat kid in school. But my weight didn’t pick up until around middle school.

I wasn’t teased or bullied, but I knew I was different. And it was because of my weight. I was the BIG girl – how they referenced me when talking to others – and oddly, I was okay with it.

The numbers grew and grew and even in adulthood, with some loss, I’m still the big girl, the confident big girl. I promised myself that if I were to ever have kids, I’d want my son or daughter to grow up living a healthier lifestyle. Doctors label me obese and that’s never a good thing to hear because of the effects it has on your body: diabetes, sleep apnea, finding clothes that fit properly and so much more. 1 in 3 kids in America are OBESE or OVERWEIGHT! Scary huh!

That’s why being aware of the risks of your child being in the danger zone need to be addressed. Potential weight problems can be prevented without shaking a child’s self-confidence. Here’s how – start with getting and keeping your child active. Kelley Heyworth adds that eating the right amount of good food… read it here! 

Be sure to check out some healthy desserts and snacks you and your kids can enjoy from our friends over at PositiveHealthWellness.com! Visit their site here!

Shower Your Kids with Cooking, not Gifts

Shower Your Kids with Cooking, not Gifts

I love cooking. I don’t always like the help.

But I enjoy special moments that I can share with my kids. I love being my child’s first teacher because they are like little sponges and soak up so much information that can be carried throughout adulthood. I teach them manners, ways to make and save money, chores, so why not teach them how to cook. Now before you think of all the harmful things that could happen, like cutting their finger or placing a towel too close to the fire, think of what you’d actually gain.

Casey Seidenberg shares with the washingtonpost.com that teaching kids how to cook allows room for mediation, learning money management, and resisting technology. Now during the school year, this may seem a little far fetched due to a demanding schedule, but saving your kids from a lifetime of unhealthy takeout starts – to read the full story, click here!

On-Demand Grocery Delivers to Your Door!

On-Demand Grocery Delivers to Your Door!

Ahhhhh, the convenience of shopping from your own home! Shipt.com, an online service, now lets you grocery shop from the comfort of your bed, or couch or wherever. Right now, you could even get $15 worth of groceries for FREE!

You can now order groceries in 3 easy steps –

1. You order (download the app and become a member)

2. Shipt shops for you (navigate through 40,000+ items)

3. Delivered right to your door (convenience at its best)

Let the shopping begin here!

4 Reasons Why Meal Planning is Best!

4 Reasons Why Meal Planning is Best!

A trip to the grocery store to pick up a few items can go a long way. Sure, you’re tired, don’t feel like dragging the kids with you, you can stop by the store tomorrow (yeah right) and a quick stop by your local restaurant where kids eat free sounds ideal, but you’re only cheating yourself. And it’ll cost you more in the end.

On your next stop to the grocery store, pick up these few items and see how you could plan modest meals by sticking to a more healthy diet AND keeping your weight down (if this isn’t HARD already). To begin, you’ll need butter, eggs, avocado and … to see the full list, check it out here!

For more great ideas, visit chasingfoxes.com