It’s hard to stick to our diet and exercise regimen when we’re on vacation—and honestly, we don’t exactly want to. What fun is it to count carbs and miss out on the delicate flavors of a foreign cuisine? Or skip a museum tour to do laps on the park? Luckily, we can have fun and take a break from the grind while still being true (sort of) to our commitment to health. [Read more…]
We know the importance of a proper diet, and why kids need the vitamins and nutrients to grow, play, and learn. Unfortunately, our kids don’t care. ‘I hate spinach!’ ‘I don’t like this food. Yuck!’ Or they just simply cry, or sit there at the table without touching anything, until you end up shouting in frustration.
Here are some parenting tips on how to end the meal battles and get kids to eat vegetables. Like all of o5.com’s recipes for life, these tips are tested and practical. [Read more…]
Did you know that you can boost your baby’s brain development by feeding him certain kinds of fat?
The most rapid brain growth occurs during pregnancy the first year of life. Your baby’s brain triples in size by his first birthday. During this critical stage in the development of his central nervous system growth, the brain will use as much as 60% of the total calories that your baby eats. Here in this article you will find parenting tips on how to fuel this physical growth, including two easy recipes! [Read more…]
Most teens are more obsessed with weight loss than getting a nutritious, balanced diet. They skip meals or eat nothing but carrot sticks and diet soda, or try all sorts of crazy weight loss programs to lose enough pounds for an important date.
However, it’s important for teens to get proper nutrition. Their bodies need the vitamins and minerals to fuel the growth spurt and all the physical and hormonal changes they are going through. Here is what teens need in their diet and some parenting tips for concerned moms who want to help but don’t know how. [Read more…]
Your diet during pregnancy affects you and your baby’s health. For example, vegetables like spinach are rich in folate (which helps prevent neural tube defects) and fiber (which prevents constipation, one of the worst discomforts of pregnancy).
Here is a guide to some of the things that pregnant women should always include in their diet. Consider it one of your recipes for life—yours, and your baby’s. [Read more…]