Do you find any and every excuse not to exercise? Would you rather do anything else—even sort your socks or clean the oven? Here are a few ways to get you going, and keep you going.
Stick to your New Year’s resolution to get fit by being prepared. Before you jump into an exercise program, brush up on the basics. These tips will help you develop a safe, fun routine for the long haul.
If you’re a student who’s signed up for too many after-school activities, your academic performance could suffer. Or if you’re a parent who’s exhausted from driving your kids to ballet, soccer and karate, chances are they’re tired too. Here’s how to maintain a balance.
You can bolster talk with high-tech action, such as monitoring your children’s computer activity at home or restricting their access to the Net or to material on your computer. Here are a few of the tools that are at your disposal:
Kid’s Internet Safety Alliance vice-chair Paul Gillespie lists the following risky online behaviours your children need to avoid and that you need to be aware of:
Dieting can be downright difficult, but don’t get yourself down. There are ways to keep yourself motivated. Whether it’s learning how to keep tabs on your daily habits, or setting up a reward system, adopting a few new tricks can help keep you on track.
Making a mud pie is a skill few of us have acquired in life. Follow these easy steps to ensure you use the correct amounts of sand, water and dirt – and for tips on how to decorate your pie. Remember: Do not eat your mud pie! It is only for show.
If you’re fed up with counting calories try implementing some simple changes in everyday behaviors to help you lose weight.
Shedding those last few pounds can be an uphill battle. Stop sweating it out at the gym, and simplify your strategy with these suggestions.
The holiday season is a time of decadent eating and drinking, but consuming copious amounts of liquor can result in a hearty hangover. Try these simple solutions to make a quick comeback to the celebrations.
You had too much to drink last night, and you’ve woken up with a wicked hangover. Your head is pounding. You’re drenched in sweat. You feel like throwing up. What’s going on, and how can you stop if from happening again?
It’s one of the few flaws in our otherwise almost-perfect design: Our lips, so exposed to sun, wind, and other irritants, don’t have oil glands to keep them soft and moist. Nor do they contain much melanin, the pigment in our skin that turns us tan and offers some protection from the sun.
Virtually all video games have a rating symbol printed prominently on the box cover. The ratings are based on guidelines created by The Entertainment Software Rating Board, a non-profit, self-regulatory body that independently assigns ratings to video games. These ratings are meant to inform parents who are purchasing video games for their children.
A Christmas puppet show is a tradition in many households, and it is a great way to get everyone in a festive mood. Why not encourage the children in your family to take a starring role in the holiday entertainment?
Capture some of the holiday magic by staging a puppet show. These props are fun and easy to make. Check our other links for suggestions on how to stage the show and a suggested script for the story of Rudolph.
Want to live to a ripe old age? Start now. "It’s what we do with our health behaviours throughout our lives that’s going to get us there," says Thomas Perls, a geriatrician at Boston University Medical Centre and lead author of Living to 100: Lessons in Living to Your Maximum Potential at Any Age. Here are some simple tips on how to make it happen.
While some degree of hardening of the arteries is normal as we age, atherosclerosis can lead to heart disease and stroke. Find out what you can do, and eat, to help control this potentially deadly condition.
It’s fall and you’re starting to spend more time indoors – along with billions of microscopic creatures that call your bed, carpeting, drapes and furniture "home." You may find your allergies are worse, even though allergy season should be winding down. What can you do to battle these indoor allergens?
Early onset Alzheimer’s turns fully grown adults into completely dependent beings at a galloping pace.
Early onset Alzheimer’s is even more devastating than the more common form of the disease, which strikes people in their 70s.