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The Importance of Fun Summer Activities for Kids

by | July 9th, 2013

In the May issue of Pediatric News Magazine behavior experts Dr. Swick and Dr. Jellinek provide parents with smart advice on planning fun summer activities for children. In the article, both doctors advise parents to focus on their child’s strengths rather than weaknesses. They note that “with proper planning, summer activities can help build a child’s self-esteem…Read the Rest of Article

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Exercise Tips for Families: Physical Activity for Busy Lifestyles

by | June 10th, 2013

As Americans, we spend a lot of money and time on getting our children into elite sports teams, creating new hiking trails, and building expensive recreational centers at schools. So if we have the access to exercise, why are we facing an obesity crisis? The answer is simple: Our  lives are so busy that we don’t…Read the Rest of Article

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Adding Exercise to Your Busy Lifestyle – Tips from The Step Up Diet

by | April 4th, 2013

A healthy lifestyle involves not only preparing meals at home with healthy ingredients but also making time to exercise as a family. Unfortunately, living the fast-paced American lifestyle may not always allow for that. So, we’ve compiled a list of 10 physically active things that you and your family can do without changing daily routines….Read the Rest of Article

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12 Monthly New Year’s Resolutions

by | January 9th, 2013

It’s time for a new approach to New Year’s Resolutions! Grab your family and try out these simple, month-by-month resolutions – perfect for establishing healthy eating habits. I’ve even included a handy printable flyer that you can print and hang on your refrigerator to help the family stay on track all year long! Since 45%…Read the Rest of Article

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3 Easy Steps to Beating the Winter Blues

by | December 17th, 2012

Don’t let the cold bitter months of winter get your family down! It’s been scientifically proven that cold temperatures and lack of natural sunlight during the winter months have the potential to cause depression, fatigue, mood changes, and even food cravings ( Not this year! Follow these 3 easy steps to help your family fight the winter…Read the Rest of Article

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Tips for Keeping Your Kids Active this Summer

by | July 31st, 2012

The sun is out, the grill is on, and the pool is open… It’s summer time! And while having fun is what summer’s all about, being active is important too. In fact, children need about 60 minutes of physical activity per day to stay healthy.

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Dr Marta KatalenasDr. Marta Katalenas is a board-certified pediatrician, author and public speaker on the issues of pediatric health.

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The Step Up Diet by Dr. Marta Katalenas

Dr. Marta Katalenas is the author of The Step Up Diet, based on the principals of using quality, quantity, and timing to transform your whole family's eating habits.

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