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That time of the year when you'll be seeing Jack-O-Lanterns everywhere is about to arrive. Those little witches, ghouls, zombies, vampires and other scary creatures will be roaming the streets hungry for candy and other treats and you need to be prepared. Or maybe you're the type that throws Halloween parties so you and your friends can make total fools out of yourselves by wearing goofy costumes and whatnot. Either way, here's a roundup of spectacularly good-looking Halloween recipes you can make at home – without those dreaded food dyes that drain the health out of the creep factor!
1. Spooky White Hot Chocolate
Back to school, means higher stress levels and more exposure to germs and infections. YAYA Multi + Minerals vitamin makes a great choice for children to help maintain peak health! And, because they are free from preservatives, gluten and gelatin, you can be sure they're good for your little ones.
YAYA Vitamin contains seven vitamins and nine minerals, including:
· Vitamin A essential for skeletal and soft tissue development
· Vitamin B for Red blood cells formation and nervous system development
· Vitamin C for resistance against infections and immunity increase
· Vitamin D for bone development
· Vitamin E as an antioxidant
· Folic Acid, Zinc, Selenium, Magnesium are also essential minerals for healthy tissue development.
We hear a lot these days about kids staying active, but why should they and how does it help them?
Childhood obesity has quadrupled since the 1960s with children spending over 7½ hours a day on all screen media combined (TV, videos, and DVDs, computer and video games) and as they get older, it can be a challenge for kids to get enough daily activity. Reasons include increasing demands of school, some children feeling that they aren't good at sports, a lack of active role models, and busy working families. Safety concerns and living in areas with lots of buildings means perhaps children can't play in their neighbourhood either but children need activities that build:
One of the bravest moves in that direction has come from stem cell research and therapy. Stem cell therapy is currently being used to successfully treat more than 80 diseases, but the field is rapidly evolving backed by prestigious research and clinical trials. Smart Cells is the first private UK stem cell storage company to have released stored stem cell units for use in the treatment of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Dubai's summer is here bringing it with the high humidity and intense heat. This coupled with dust and pollution can wreak havoc with our hair. Dr. Manoj Kumar, Medical Director at Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic shares the following tips to ensure healthy hair during the hot summer months.
1. Time for a shower – Every night before going to bed, most people would wash away the grime and dirt on their faces. However, not many realize your hair is also exposed to the same pollution and will be just as dirty. Washing your everyday will cause it to dry out so make sure to do it every other day to avoid dirt buildup.
It's that time of the year when teachers bid farewell to their students, hoping that children don't forget everything that they have learned during the past school year. It's also that time of the year when parents take on the challenge of keeping their children both physically busy and mentally active during the holidays. Ironically, a lot of parents resort to technology to keep their children out of trouble; however are unknowingly feeding to an unhealthy addiction that can lead to behavioral problems.
School holidays provide a break from school work and a chance to refresh for the new academic year. It is also the perfect opportunity to develop a "summer plan" for the whole family to follow. As parents, it is important to find the right balance between entertainment and creative engagement. Keeping kids engaged both physically and mentally during the summer holidays can improve their performance ahead of the next academic year. Being active strengthens their muscles and bones and ensures that their bodies are capable of running day-to-day activities. It is also important to remember that children's activity levels in their early stages can have an effect on them for the rest of their lives. Several studies have indicated that physically active children have better mental health, with higher self-esteem and levels of alertness than inactive children.
Plan it right and you could happily spend a day at the beach with your baby! Yes, you need to worry about the heat and sunburn, but nothing that SPF, shade, hats and a little preparation can't fix!
1. Bring an inflatable pool with shade for playtime.
Fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan can be good for your health, if done correctly. However, there are some common difficulties that can make fasting very hard to manage. With meals being limited to the morning and evening, it is only natural for the body's metabolism to slow, causing headaches, caffeine withdrawals, sleep deprivation, and even anxiety.
Dr. Taoufik Alsaadi, MD, FAAN – Consultant and Chairman of the Neurology Department, Chief Medical Officer at the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, explores these four common difficulties and provides tips for observing a healthy and safe fast during the holy month.
This article, written by Louise Lambert was originally posted by Bodytree Studio.
With Ramadan fast approaching I'm being asked by clients how they can avoid falling into the trap of eating the wrong foods, as well as some of the associated problems such as headaches, constipation, low blood sugar levels and weight gain. Here are my top tips!
Between the cranked up AC and sizzling summer heat, staying hydrated is challenging especially if your kids are not fans of good old water! Because water is the basis of all reactions in the human body, not having enough of it causes a dramatic impact on mood and energy levels so try out these tips to keep the spirits high and the grumpiness at bay!
1. Funky water bottles
Nothing like a funky new water bottle to get the kiddies reaching for some H2O! We suggest a range of various glass or aluminum bottles to keep the excitement up! Stuck On You has a cute range of Designer Kids Bottles made from food grade Stainless Steel than can be customized with various designs and your little one’s name.