Author Archives: Anja Sonnenberg

5 Wet and Wild Outdoor Activities for Kids

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Nothing is more refreshing and exciting than playing by the water when the hot days of summer are upon us. Whether you’re spending the day in the pool or lounging at the beach, be cautious whenever you’ll be out in the sun for very long. Harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR), which causes sunburns can put a   …Continue Reading


5 Reasons Why Hand Washing is so Important

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You may think a quick rinse under water is enough to clean your hands, but you’d be surprised! Keeping your hands clean is the most important method to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to other people in the household. Many diseases are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean water. To properly   …Continue Reading


5 Ways to Help Your Kids Learn How to Ride a Bike

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It may be a skill that comes back naturally, but for many, learning to ride a bike is one of the most challenging childhood skills to master. It’s requires the ability to multi-task—balancing, pedaling, turning, stopping. No wonder kids get frustrated when learning to coordinate all the moving parts. With a lot of practice and   …Continue Reading


How to Protect Your Family from Pet-Shared Disease

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Having a companion, whether it be furry, feathered or scaled is a rewarding experience. They provide companionship, can help teach children responsibility and social skills and improve our health, but it’s important to know that some animals can spread germs to people that can cause illnesses. A zoonosis, also known as zoonotic disease refers to   …Continue Reading


5 Healthy Road Trip Snacks

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Summer road trips are a great way to explore the country. Whether your destination is set or you’re letting the road take you to discover new places, summer is the perfect opportunity to pack up the car and hit the road. The temptation to pick up a sugary treat at the convenience store or a   …Continue Reading


How to Make Vegetables Fun for Your Kids

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A plate full of veggies may look enticing to most grown-ups, but the colorful array of raw vegetable may not be enough to encourage your little veggie monster. People who eat fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic disease. It’s not surprising because veggies are packed   …Continue Reading


8 Reasons to Teach Your Kids to Meditate

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It doesn’t matter if you’re 35-, 68-, 15-, or 3-years old, meditation is a valuable tool that can help you find peace and balance. For children, this is extremely important, especially in this day and age where children are pressured to grow up so quickly. It’s been proven that an increasing number of children are   …Continue Reading


5 Benefits of Pool Exercises to Keep You Fit This Summer

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Summer exercise outdoors can be hot and sweaty, but instead of going for a run, there are exercises that you can do to keep you cool while increasing your heart rate. Not only is exercising in water low impact, pool workouts are a fantastic way to increase your cardio endurance. In the cooler water, your   …Continue Reading


5 Tips to Managing Daily Stress

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We all suffer from the daily pressures of juggling family, work, social engagements and extracurricular activities. There never seems to be enough time during the day to get everything done that needs to be accomplished. It’s not surprising that many of us suffer from occasional or frequent bouts of stress. Did you know that stress   …Continue Reading


5 Nutrition Tips for Active Kids

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All kids need a healthy and balanced diet, but for active kids, it’s especially important to ensure they’re getting the right fuel their body needs to be on top of their game. Whether playing soccer or football, dancing or karate, swimming or track and field, the right kind of food and beverages can help your   …Continue Reading