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175000 Patients a Year Will Benefit From Healthy Lifestyle Partnership – Adventist Review

September 8, 2020

By: Adventist Record, and Adventist Review

Adventist HealthCare has welcomed healthy lifestyle advocate ELIA Wellness under its corporate umbrella.

Promoting a healthy lifestyle has been a priority of Adventist HealthCares Sydney Adventist Hospital in Australia since the hospital first opened in 1903 as a sanitarium, where people learned to stay well. It has also been a continuing aim of Adventist HealthCare's other health-care service, San Day Surgery Hornsby, the first purpose-built day surgery in New South Wales when it opened in 1986.

ELIA Wellness was formed in 2016 to champion lifestyle medicine in research, policy, and practice. Its advocacy to help individuals achieve whole-person health includes the 7 Dimensions of Wellness Index, an analysis tool used in their wellness-enhancing programs.

ELIA Wellness will be financially independent from Sydney Adventist Hospital; however, it will benefit from the alliance and complement the hospitals mission of helping promote health and healing of the body, mind, and spirit of patients, staff, and the wider community.

This is an exciting advance for both Adventist HealthCare and ELIA Wellness, said Adventist HealthCare chief executive officer Brett Goods.

At Adventist HealthCare, we relish our role as a provider of acute, comprehensive, and expert care to meet our community's needs when they are most vulnerable.

Critically, however, the Adventist principles of a healthy and active lifestyle underpin the breadth of the wholistic care that we aim to offer our 175,000 patients a year.

In providing that care, we are buoyed by the increasing recognition of the joys and the physical and mental rewards of actively seeking and following a healthy lifestyle.

ELIA Wellnesss resounding success with its Live More Project, Wellness App, Lifestyle Medicine Summit, Partner training program, and proactive educational health and wellness resources provide an opportunity to respond to community interest.

We are proud that the wider community will benefit from research and advice with the potential to help prevent and manage chronic disease as a result of collaboration with ELIA Wellness.

This integration will help complement our care for our community. It is a forward-thinking step of which we are delighted to be part.

ELIA Wellness executive director Geraldine Przybylko agrees. We are thrilled that the extensive work of ELIA Wellness will be expanded by its association with Adventist HealthCare and Sydney Adventist Hospital and will further enable us to empower and transform the wider community to achieve whole-person health, she said.

The Adventist community has long understood the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California, United States, were identified by Dan Buettner inNational Geographicas one of five regions in the world or Blue Zones where people live healthier for longer. Adventist health principles and lifestyle were key contributors to their longevity, with Adventists living up to 10 quality years longer than the rest of the nation.

Adventists today welcome the growing body of scientific evidence confirming that lifestyle interventions can help prevent, manage, or arrest disease, with lifestyle medicine being one of the most exciting and fastest-growing healthcare disciplines today.

This new alignment brings evidence-based acute clinical and lifestyle medicine together, building on both Adventist HealthCares rich heritage and ELIA Wellnesss innovation in the area of health and wellness to create a stronger platform to bring health, hope, and healing to the community.

ELIA Wellness will be overseen by a management committee of expert, passionate, and committed individuals and will continue to provide services across Australia and New Zealand, including lifestyle medicine research to improve knowledge and practice, resource development for clinical, professional, and community engagement, and increasing access to lifestyle medicine through innovating digital services. It will also participate in training partners to provide location-based engagement for individuals, enhancing patient outcomes through collaboration with clinical partners, and nurturing a lifestyle medicine community through resources and industry news, leaders said.

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School Estates and Healthy Living Survey Statistics – – Scottish Government News

National Statistics Publications for Scotland.

The proportion of schools reported as being in good or satisfactory condition has increased to 89.9% (88.3% in 2019). This is 29 percentage points higher than in April 2007 (61.1%).

Meanwhile, the proportion of pupils present on Healthy Living Survey day in February 2020 who took a school meal, free or paid for, decreased to 53.3.% from 54.5% in 2019.

Scotland's Chief Statistician today published two releases on schools in Scotland.

School Estates Statistics 2020 also showed that the proportion of pupils educated in schools in poor or bad condition has decreased from 36.6% of all pupils (around 257,000) in 2007 to 8.9% of all pupils (around 62,000) in 2020.

Since 2007-08, 958 schools have been built or substantially refurbished (includes those with cost of at least 500,000 for primary schools and at least 1 million for secondary and special schools).

School Healthy Living Survey Statistics 2020 also showed that the proportion of pupils who were registered for free school meals, present on survey day and took a free meal decreased from 78.1% in 2019 to 76.2% in 2020.

The proportion of all schools meeting the Physical Education (PE) target of at least two hours in primary and two periods (100 minutes) at secondary school in 2020 remained the same as in 2019 at 99%. Almost 100% of primary schools are meeting the target, the same as 2019, and the proportion of secondary schools meeting the target in 2020 also remained the same as in 2019 at 94%.


Schools Estate Statistics are sourced from the April 2020 School Estates Core Facts Survey.

The School Healthy Living Survey was conducted in February 2020 before the introduction of any Covid-19 restrictions. This information is collected at school level.

All pupils in P1 to P3 are entitled to free school meals and are included in the number of registered pupils in this statistical publication. Local Authorities may also implement local measures to extend entitlement to free school meals over the national criteria.

Further school statistics are available within the School Education section of the Scottish Government website.

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff in line with the standards of the official statistics in Scotland.

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Young Living Receives Several Accolades for Innovating the Future of Work – WFMZ Allentown

LEHI, Utah, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Young Living, the global leader in essential oils, today announced recent award honors that highlight the company's efforts in championing the employee experience. The company is recognized for its dedication in addressing its employees' ever-changing needs, especially as work dramatically shifts due to the coronavirus.

Details of the awards include:

At the beginning of the pandemic, Young Living was one of the first Utah-based companies to implement a work-from-home policy that transitioned 95% of the company's employees to work remotely until the end of the year. Overall, the company saw positive results evidenced by the 25% increase in productivity within the IT department and the 13% increase within sales.

The remote transition plan included a multipronged approach that addressed the physical and mental health of all employees during the global crisis. Initiatives included the following:

"Shifting a company of this size to remote work was a massive undertaking that was masterfully met by our human resources department," said Shante Schroeder, vice president of brand marketing. "These awards are indicative of the incredible team and leadership we have at Young Living that worked tirelessly to make sure that the employees' diverse needs were being addressed during such a critical time."

About Young Living Essential OilsYoung Living Essential Oils, LC, based in Lehi, Utah, is the world leader in essential oils, offering the highest quality oil-infused products available. Young Living takes its industry leadership seriously, setting the standard with its proprietary Seed to Seal quality commitment, which involves three critical pillars: Sourcing, Science, and Standards. These guiding principles help Young Living protect the planet and provide pure, authentic products that its members can feel confident about using and sharing with friends and family. Young Living's productswhich all come from corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliersnot only support a healthy lifestyle but also provide opportunities for over 6 million global members to find a sense of purpose and whole-life wellness by aligning their work with their values and passions. For more information, visit, follow @youngliving on Instagram, or like us on Facebook.

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Healthy Living With TAU: Back to school 2020 | Healthy Living With Tau – The Suburban Newspaper

September is upon us and that means back to school! Despite the controversies, there is a desire to get back to a somewhat normal life, the need for children to see their friends again, the uncertainty that fuels the concerns of many parents, teachers and even some children and adolescents.

What will the game plan be? This is still uncertain... but in the meantime, there are some strategies that can be implemented to help manage the stress and anxiety generated by this back to school that is, let's face it, very different!

Transitioning with ease

If your child is anxious by nature, becomes more irritable as the beginning of the school year is approaching, develops stomach aches or headaches, has difficulty sleeping... these little tips could make the transition period easier for them and could result in a successful back to school.

1. A week before starting school, resume a bedtime routine and wake them up when they need to get up to go to class (or if applicable, for virtual class times).

2. Set aside time to spend together shopping for new school supplies and, as is often the case, new clothes. Give them the opportunity to make choices.

This preparation step is reassuring and reduces anxiety a notch!

As much as possible, be careful not to feed your child's anxiety with your own. While this is easier said than done, you need to learn to be tolerant of uncertainty and think positively.

Support the nervous system and the immune system

To optimize their physical and intellectual development, children must eat well, sleep well and develop an enthusiasm for physical activity.


For children and adults, when the nervous system is under tension, magnesium is the nutrient to favor. Stress depletes your stores of magnesium, this precious mineral that promotes relaxation.

For children, you have a choice of liquid, powder, or chewable tablet form. Seek advice from a naturopath or health consultants at TAU.

For children with ADHD, many studies report positive results with supplementation of magnesium (200 mg per day) and vitamin B6. Up to 95% of ADHD children are believed to be deficient in magnesium.

If needed, for faster action in the presence of anxiety and nervousness:

For children, L-Theanine, in the form of chewable tablets is very popular. Its action calms the mind without causing drowsiness. It increases alpha waves in the brain and increases the levels of certain calming neurotransmitters, including GABA.

For anxious, easily worried, anguished adults and adolescents, GABA can be taken as a supplement (capsules or chewable tablets). It provides rapid relief from angst, anxiety attacks and acute stress. It increases alpha waves associated with relaxation and reduces beta waves associated with stress and worry.

In the brain, everything is a matter of communication and since it has no reserves, it feeds on what the blood brings to it!

Too much sugar affects the balance of glucose in the blood and therefore ... the brain. It is known that after eating very sweet foods, a child is more excited, sometimes irritable and even aggressive!

For optimal health, provide a healthy and colorful diet daily, rich in antioxidants with fresh organic fruits and vegetables.

With a difficult child who refuses to eat a variety of foods, consider giving them a complete multivitamin and mineral, ideally sweetened with xylitol and/or stevia, with natural fruit flavors and colors.


More than 60% of the brain is made up of lipids, including the precious Omega-3s which are unfortunately often missing from children's diets.

Babies and childrens brains grow into adolescence and have the ability to use DHA omega-3s as a building material. It is therefore suggested to choose an Omega-3 formula more concentrated in DHA fatty acids to support communication in the brain whose billions of neurons are "chatting" with each other 24 hours a day!

To support immunity, consider probiotics:

It is estimated that 80% of the immune system is located on our gut lining and that there is a constant dialogue between the gut microbiota and the rest of the body.

For children 5 years and under, choose a formula adapted to their age with more bifidobacteria. After 5 years old, you can choose a plan that is suitable for the whole family.

The start of the "2020" school year represents a challenge that can be overcome. Hopefully these few tips will help you reduce anxiety and build resilience. Stay optimistic, it's good for your health!

TAU wants to be your partner in turning your health around. At TAU, we are attentive to your needs. TAU will accompany you in your approach and you will discover a variety of products and health food sources. Moreover, in TAU, you can still enjoy the sound advice of our naturopaths and our natural health counselors.

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Life Time set to reopen metro Detroit locations Wednesday with new health & safety protocols – WXYZ

Life Time locations across metro Detroit are set to reopen Wednesday with "enhanced health and safety protocols."

There are seven locations in the area:

The following safety protocols will be implemented at these locations:

Enhanced cleaning regularly throughout the club and overnight deep cleaning

Cleaning stations with disinfectants (in both wipes and spray bottles) throughout the club for members to use before and after exercising on equipment.

Mandatory mask-wearing by members and team members.

Adjustments to HVAC systems through altered ventilation rates in smaller spaces, increased outside air, and increased duration of air circulation.

Social distancing measures throughout the club including markings or directions at the front desk, fitness floor, class studios, locker rooms, childrens areas, pool areas and more.

Dedicated equipment for class participants that is cleaned between classes, to promote single use.

Temperature screening for all members and team members consistent with governmental orders and guidelines.

In-club and online seminars, programs and education focused on exercise and nutrition.

Life Time has expanded its mobile app to serve everyone, including non-members, with healthy living content and will continue to host complimentary on-demand classes on its website [] and YouTube channel, adding new content each week. With more than 100 classes now available, nearly 2 million workouts have been completed virtually since the clubs closures. Additionally, Life Time is debuting live streamed classes online to accommodate a wider range of members and meet them at their respective comfort levels.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.

Visit our The Rebound Detroit, a place where we are working to help people impacted financially from the coronavirus. We have all the information on everything available to help you through this crisis and how to access it.

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Get heart healthy this Heart Awareness Month with the Laager Rooibos Heart Health Challenge – Witbank News

In South Africa, heart disease remains one of the biggest health threats, with 225 citizens succumbing to the disease every day.

The arrival of Covid-19 means those with underlying heart conditions face a higher risk, which is why this years Heart Awareness Month celebrated in September takes on even more significance.

Laager Rooibos, in conjunction with the Heart & Stroke Foundation of South Africa (HSFSA), are encouraging people to get heart healthy this month with the Laager Rooibos Heart Health Challenge.

HSFSA Nutrition Team Leader, Hayley Cimring note: Heart disease and strokes are currently responsible for one in every five deaths countrywide. Recent studies show that people with a heart condition, vascular disease, or who have suffered a stroke, are at higher risk of complications if they are infected with Covid-19. But the reality is that 80% of heart diseases and strokes can be prevented by simply living a healthy lifestyle, which includes healthy eating.

Laager Rooibos Marketing Manager, Candice Sessions, said that switching out certain bad foods and drinks for good, and adopting a few healthier routines, is all it takes to improve heart health: These lifestyle changes dont require a complete overhaul of daily life, but simply making some healthier choices. After a month, these positive habits become entrenched, and its easier to sustain these changes going forwards.

Partnering with renowned South African dietician, Mbali Mapholi; the team from Laager Rooibos has compiled a list of simple lifestyle changes that will make a big difference to improve heart health this month.

Take the Laager Rooibos Heart Health Challenge in 10 easy steps:

Challenge yourself this Heart Awareness Month with the Laager Rooibos Heart Health Challenge, and stand a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Follow Laager on Facebook @LaagerRooibos and Instagram @laagerrooibostea to find out how you can be part of the Laager Heart Health Challenge and win.

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5 Easy Ways to Detox in the Morning to Be Healthier All Day Long – The Beet

Everyone wants to wake up healthier and lose weight fast. Luckily there are things you can do every morning to push your body closer to the healthiest it can be. And while there is no quick fix (to lose weight, have boundless energy, and look and feel years younger bydinner) there are small steps you can take to become healthier, more energetic, and detox your body over time. Detoxing is a way of allowing your cells to do the important work of staying healthy, by eating better, getting sleep, exercising, and taking care of yourself, every day.

Going into a long weekend of fun and relaxation shouldn't mean falling off a cliff, healthwise, since consistency is the key to being healthy. If you make a habit of starting the day right, everything flows so much more easily from there. Committing to yourself and taking theselittle steps to being healthier is the way to see long-term health and wellbeing changes, says Nicole Rose, RD and master in nutrition, who practices in Ridgefield CT, and who loves to help her clients take the necessary steps to detox and get healthier, day by day.

"Overhauling your health or diet all at once can be overwhelming," she says. "Instead take small steps, do something to detox every day, even days a week, and that will lead you to wellness." Here are her five tips for making your body healthier, and they all add up to allowing the body to work less hard to process junk food, and spend more time getting healthier, one day at a time.

Rose is a big believer in eating more plant-based foods, adding healthy fruits and vegetables to your plate, but not being too harsh on yourself or setting unrealistic boundaries and telling yourself you can't have certain foods you may love. "If you put someone in a box and they want to get out of that box, and when they eat that off-limits food--whether it's meat or junk food--it's like they fail," she explains, which is why I don't like labels (such as vegan). But if you help them do a little better every day, they feel like they are winning, conquering their bad habits by adding good ones, and eventually, they feel so great they want to keep going."

Wellness doesn't have to cost a lot of money, or be complicated. It can start with jumping jacks in the morning, or dry brushing, or keeping a healthy salad dressing made in a mason jar in the fridge. But the more little things you do to be healthy, the more they add up, says Rose, and these wins beget bigger wins, and suddenly you are living a healthy lifestyle.

Her detoxing morning rituals and healthy habits for Rose includes any combination of these five ideas.Rose also believes that detoxing is a way of getting rid of what's unhealthy, which is an easier and simpler path towellness since it allows the body to work less hard to eliminatetoxins in our food, which allows you to stay healthy.Then she advises her clients to add clean foods, especially plant-based choices which are rich in antioxidants. Rose advisesclients toavoid acid foods (from animal products) and add alkaline foods (which grow in the earth) to allow your body to get healthier, naturally.

"Doing all these little things(like dry brushing or waiting to eat until you're hungry in the morning)is a bonus, and will help you feel like you're winning, so you want to keep on taking care of yourself, by eating healthy for the rest of the day," she adds. And while there is no one-size-fits-all for diets, she loves working with her clients to help tailor their programs to fit their needs and their lifestyles and add more plant-based foods to their plate.

Lemon Water first thing is the number one thing I advise. It helps your body by adding antioxidants first thing. You can add apple cider vinegar or ginger if you like, which is antibacterial and antifungal. I call it your morning flu shot. Start with water and lemon in the morning to alkalize your body and let it start to get the toxins out. Drinking hot Lemon Water in the morning has been linked to weight loss and improved immunity, so especially now, while coronavirus is still a threat, drinking this first thing will supply nearly 30 percent of your vitamin C for the day, boosting immunity and giving your body a healthy start to the day.

This is such a simple thing. Go outsidefor 15minutes in the morning to start your day and get sunlight. You can walk, bike, jog or just do sun salutes, or stretch by reaching for the sky, but the important thing is to let the sunlight hit your eyes and send a signal to the brain that you're awake,set restart on the day, "this is a bright new start," which works to reset your circadian rhythms and signal your body to wake up!

A new study shows that bright sunlight within an hour of waking up will help you fall asleep earlier in the evening (as will avoiding bright light within 2 hours of bedtime) so if you're sleep deprived or anxious and having trouble getting to sleep, head outside within an hour of waking to reset your body's natural clock. There's the added benefit of getting vitamin D which your body needs to metabolize nutrients like calcium from the food you eat, and boost your immune system. For energy and immunity, better sleep and a healthy metabolism, get a dose of early sunlight!

Sweat is important and we would be remiss if we didn't tell you to start your day with an activity that makes you sweat, even if it's jumping jacks. But there is another way to rid your body of toxins in sweat and that's by opening your pores and stimulating the skin with dry brushing. "People love dry brushing. You feel good, and it's believed to help your lymphatic system," Rose says. The idea is that by brushing your skin you slough off any dead cells and allow your pores to breathe,Dry brushing devotees do it torelease toxins through the skin.The bristlesstimulateand open pores andmay make it easier for the body to sweat out toxins, which lowers the number of toxins flowing through thelymphatic system. Rose tells clients to start doing it every day before their shower. "This is a way to feel like you're doing something healthy. You don't have to conquer something big."

She adds that if you like the brushing, you're going to start feeling good about your life and loving your routine. "You have to enjoy your morning and getting into it is part of a healthy lifestyle."

Changing up your breakfast is a big help in losing weight and feeling better. Everyone is trying intermittent fasting to lose weight, but Rose thinks there's a simpler and less harsh approach. Don't eat until you're hungry and even then keep it simple.

"Maybe start by pulling back on what you are eating.If you wake up and you're not that hungry, just wait to eat. My advice, and there's no delicate way to put this: Start by not eating until you have a bowel movement because we don't want to put today's food on yesterday's garbage."

Then, Rose advises, eat a small piece of fruit in the morning, instead of a big omelet or smoothie with 19 different ingredients. A simple piece of fruit like a peach, an apple, or a handful of berries is a perfect start to a clean day. "This gets your digestion going but is less work on your body to digest, so you can continue detoxing from the night before. The whole idea of detoxing is to give your body less work, so your liver and kidneys and intestines can do their job to cleanse your system. You want to start the day by cleaning out."

Start by giving your body less work to do, during the beginning of the day. "The less digestive work your body is going through, the healthier you are going to be," she adds

When you eat foods, the metabolic waste is either acid or alkaline, and the more fruit and vegetables and plant-based foods you eat, the more alkaline your body becomes, which is considered healthier in avoiding diseases like cancer. The flip side is that meat and dairy leave an acid metabolic waste and can increase your risks of chronic diseases. There are myriad studies now that link red meat and processed meat to cancer risk, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, and mounting scientific evidence that diets rich in plant-based foods and high in fiber lower your risk for all these diseases and conditions.

According to the Alkaline Diet, choosing more alkaline foods will improve your daily health and help you avoid long-term diseases, including cancer. Says Rose: "I am not a fan of meat and dairy. It creates acid in your body, and your body has to go thru so much work to neutralize the acid. Eating animal foods like meat and dairy leads to inflammation. I try to keep it simple. I tell clients to eat more fruits and vegetables. It's the small things that make a difference. Cutting out meat and dairy is the diff between your body being acid and alkaline and if they understand that they can choose healthier foods.

"I don't say. eat vegan but I try tolead by example and show clients how to shop, cook and eat more plant-based foods, which inevitably makes them feel great, as they try it.

"If you tell them what they can do, like eat more plant-based foods, as opposed to what they can't do, like cut out a specific food they may like, then they feel like they have won the lottery. You let them do all these healthy things and choose healthy foods. That's a win."

Ultimately the detox you do will make you feel positive, and give you the sense of taking control of your health from the very start of the day onwards. You want to feel empowered to become the master of your own life, she adds. "Ultimately you are giving people the power to be healthier."

"The love you have for your self, the happy talk, all adds up to make a healthier lifestyle. Small changes like these allow you to live a better life."

Wellness doesn't take crazy amounts of money or time. It's these morning detox moves. And then carry that forward throughout the day. It's making yourself a simple dressing, she adds, that you can keep in a mason jar and put on your greens at lunch to make them tasty. It's all these little strategies that add up.

Take these little steps and others that will set yourself up for success, Rose explains. "I care about consistency, that's where you're going to see progress. One morning at a time. Build a relationship with your wellbeing."

Nicole Rose, MFRD has a Masters in Nutrition and is a Registered Dietician. "I eat sleep and breathe this lifestyle," she says, practicing in Ridgefield CT. "On a personal note, I have never felt better than now at 47. For the past 25 years, I tried everything. I loved Diet Coke and Tic Tacs and gum. But I don't do those things anymore. I got informed. And I don't want those things anymore. It's nothing to do with willpower. It's knowing what you feel like when you are doing something great. It's building yourselfup."

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Healthy Living: Experts anticipate spike in anxiety/depression as kids start remote learning – Q13 FOX


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SEATTLE - As school gets back in session, learning, of course, looks very different for most kids across the state and the country. With a lot of uncertainty still lingering, experts are anticipating a spike in anxiety and depression in school-aged kids. So, we talked to a psychiatrist about how to tell if your kid is suffering from more than just the back-to-school jitters.

Dr. Larry Mitnaul says there are some things to look out for,If you see your child kind of acting unusual every time that you are getting ready for school or having school-like conversations, they suddenly become quiet, or they certainly start expressing that you know they are having these recurrent headaches or theyre tummy troubles all of the time ... Imean these might be early kind of detective signs that ok my child is really having a tough time with this and maybe we need to either delve a little bit deeper and try to talk about it.'

Dr. Mintaul is also a volunteer medical expert for the American Heart Association and he is offering some tips on what parents can do to help in this unprecedented time.

First, he says get back into a routine.

It is one of those foundational pillars that help kids to expect whats happening next in their day and in a land and in a time when everything is gonna be, you know, changing and switching up with probably some irregularity.

Here are the routines Dr. Mitnaul says we should focus on. Getback into the routine of good nutrition, it is easy to get off track during the summer months with a more relaxed schedule.

Next, if you arent already, start getting the kids back into a routine of being physically active. Go on walks around the neighborhood if you don't have a backyard or space to play. Dr. Mitnaul says to try to make a game out of it so the kids are more inclined to participate.

Finally, try to get into the routine of decluttering tech and screen time.

Dr. Mitnaul says while it may be tough with remote-learning, these things can help kids get back into building these habits when the year is underway.

Another thing he says we need to focus on is patience and a little grace, Preparing our kids too to give each other a little bit of grace in this transition and for us as parents too to give each other and the school administrators and our local and state officials you know the benefit of the doubt that they are trying as best as they can even when there are some very real frustrations.

Dr. Mitnaul says using something familiar to them can help adjust the way they feel about a situation.For example, kids read a lot of adventure books or watch movies like Frozen and they can be heard singing into the unknown but is it the unknown that has many kids freaking out over right now.

Now is a really great time to one, revisit some of those stories, and then maybe frame for our kids, or talk about it in that lens. You know, ok there are a lot of things that we are not gonna know, you know or be able to expect. So what do we do when the unexpected happens? You know how do we calm our bodies and brains when we are not sure what to do or are feeling overwhelmed.

Dr. Mitnaulsays talking to your children on a different level might help strike up the conversation as it can be tough for many kids and teens to express their emotions during this difficult time,Maybe even talking about not to the depth or a level that you would with your partner or spouse, you know, there are some things about this that dads a little bit nervous about you know. Sometimes our kids look at us like 'you get nervous?' or 'you know or things worry you a little bit? yes. and here is what i do you know when i feel that worry.

So for the parents feeling like their kid is already having a rough time or maybe you are having a hard time coping, Dr. Mitnaul says now is a good time to connect with someone you trust, like a pediatritian, family doctor or even lean on your community members,Maybe that next step is just reassurance that youre not going crazy and that youre doing ok.

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How Coast brothers-in-law are changing health education – Sunshine Coast Daily

Coast brother-in-laws, passionate about helping kids live healthy lives will next week educate nearly 2000 students on healthy eating and active living through fun and interactive programs.

Cam Best and Chris Windsor started Juiced Up Groms, which offers weekly park sessions and educational shows in December 2019 and have since gone from strength to strength despite COVID-19 limiting their ability to present in schools.

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Mr Best, who is a father-of-three and studies nutrition, said the Juiced Up Living show used a variety of storytelling games, characters and smoothie making to help children understand the basic concepts of eating healthy and enjoying life.

He said they received an influx of bookings for the Juiced Up Living Show and had to extend their roadshow to seven days so they could visit 12 schools in Toowoomba and perform for more than 1700 students.

We are super excited about that and for us its all about getting out there and showing these kids a message about healthy living, he said.

To impact them at such a young age to us means the world because we know that if we can give them some really simple information about living a healthy life at a young age its going to make such a difference to them later on.

We see it as such an honour and responsibility to be able to teach these kids about healthy living that is going to dramatically improve their lifestyle and how they feel.

Chris Windsor and Cam started Juiced Up Groms in December 2019. Photo Patrick Woods.

The upcoming roadshow marks a new beginning for Juiced Up Groms after COVID-19 drastically reduced their ability to run educational activities.

Our Juiced Up Living Show was really starting to make some inroads just before COVID-19 and then we pretty much had to drop the anchor and hit the brakes for probably four months, Mr Windsor said.

A lot of the schools had to cancel shows because there were no visitors allowed in schools but Cam and myself took it upon ourselves to do online workouts which we were doing every day for 13 weeks.

So, we sort of lost our momentum and had to start from scratch and this will put us back on track for a good end of year.

Mr Windsor said they were motivated to help children live healthy lives.

We are extremely passionate about helping kids and getting them to understand the importance of fuelling their bodies the right way, so they are fit and healthy and have strong immune systems especially in a time like this,

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If you haven’t melted yet, here’s how to beat the heat in Houston. – Houston Chronicle

The last week in Houston has been the physical embodiment of the "It's not just the heat, it's the humidity" meme.

According to Space City Weather, the daily high temperature was 98 degrees or higher on 15 days in August.

Though stores, malls and restaurants have reopened, it's still important to stay distanced from people who don't live in your household. You can safely go to the mall, but it's not the air-conditioned safe haven that we have come to rely on in summers past.

Follow these tips to survive the heat until the first cool front of the season (whenever that will be):


Drinking water is an important part of surviving a Houston summer.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, water helps your body keep a normal temperature, get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements, lubricate and cushion your joints and protect sensitive tissues.

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Daily water intake recommendations vary by age, sex and whether youre pregnant or breastfeeding.

The CDC recommends men consume 3.7 liters, or 125 ounces, each day through a combination of food and liquids, while women should consume 2.7 liters, or 91 ounces. But even that should be increased for those planning to exercise.

Drink water throughout your fitness routine if you can, and add in electrolytes via sports drinks like Gatorade, Powerade, or Pedialyte, which was initially created for sick children but is now marketed to active adults.


Plan your outdoor activities during the morning or evening hours, and check the weather forecast for heat advisories or excessive heat warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

If you're outside when the sun is up, wear sunscreen with SPF protection of 30 or higher. And remember to take breaks in your workout.

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Never assume that youre invincible, said Space City Weather meteorologist Matt Lanza. While we can adapt and adjust to the hot climate during Houston summers, its important to realize that its still really hot which can have negative consequences on the human body.

Choose a mineral-based sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium oxide. These are the only ingredients that are proven safe for human use, according to the Environmental Working Group.

Two scientific studies published last year showed that after a single application, all non-mineral sunscreen ingredients are absorbed through the skin and could be detected in our bodies at levels that could cause harm, the EWG found.


Sweating, while it can be annoying, is definitely good for us on 100-plus degree days.

The main reason that humans sweat is we need to regulate our body temperature; its actually a really beautiful system, said Dr. Rajani Katta, clinical assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and a board certified dermatologist. When we overheat, our sweat glands produce more sweat. When it evaporates, it cools off our temperature.

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Humidity does not make us sweat more, she said, but it does raise our body temperatures, which causes us to sweat more. Some bodies acclimate better to the heat and dont sweat as much as others.

Older people sweat less than younger people, which puts them at an increased risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke, Katta said.

When exercising outside, watch out for signs of heat-related illness: headache, skin that is cool to the touch and a lack of sweat. If you experience these, stop what youre doing, find shade and drink water.

Its really not just about sweat, but hydration and how you motivate yourself to stay hydrated, said Shelby Saylor, association director of healthy living at the YMCA of Greater Houston. Sweat all you want, just replenish it.

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