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Sometime in your life you have probably passed someone in a hallway and wondered what scent he or she was wearing. Conversely, you could have been trapped in an elevator with someone who smelled like dryer sheets and by the time you arrived at your floor, you had a headache developing. A pleasant smell for one person can trigger an asthma attack in someone else.
BONE UP ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY
As a parent, you know how important it is to promote a healthy weight for your children. Children who are obese can have a host of issues to deal with, including high blood pressure and cholesterol, increased risk of developing diabetes, breathing problems such as sleep apnea or asthma and a host of social and psychological problems.
FITTER FEET FOREVER
Our poor feet can take a beating. We run, jump and dance on them. We jam them in to too tight shoes and stub the toes on furniture. We may ignore them completely until something goes wrong. When you lose the use of your feet for some reason, your quality of life can take a nosedive. So let’s keep our feet healthy and fit forever.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Domestic Violence Awareness Project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence seeks to foster healthy families and communities by encouraging all of us to be part of the equation Awareness + Action = Social Change.
Air Force Teen Named Military Youth of the Year
Arianna Skinner from Joint Base MDL, Fort Dix Youth Programs was named the 2016 Military Youth of the Year at a ceremony at the Army Navy Club, Washington, DC. In partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the military services participate in the Military Youth of the Year competition, an annual event which starts at the installation level, advances to the state and six regional levels, and culminates in the recognition of one teen who serves as a representative for military teens across the globe.
Kids Eat Well with Healthy Recipes
It can be challenging getting family members, especially children, on board when it comes to making healthy food choices. By involving children with meal preparation, they're more likely to eat what they've helped to create. For nutritious recipe options you can prepare with your children.