Paste your Google Webmaster Tools verification code here

Is Juicing Better For Naples Kids?

Is Juicing Better For Naples Kids?

Naples health trends come and go and I have recently noticed that the practice of juicing fruits and vegetables has made its way back into the Florida children’s nutrition spotlight. In my experience, I have found that the only Naples parents who have been successful at making their own super-healthy juices over the long term are Naples vegetarians who dedicate a lot of daily time to preparing their food. Most Naples people who buy an expensive juicer use it for a few weeks before it is relegated to the back shelf of the pantry. Though juicing provides a way to improve your children’s nutrition, it can be time-consuming and expensive. After buying fresh fruits and vegetables, it can cost several dollars to make one glass. Of course, if you have ever...

Read More

Family Meal Time in Punta Gorda

Family Meal Time in Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda parents want to make sure that their kids spend time doing things that will help them be healthy and successful. Because of this, juggling the family schedule and prioritizing activities are a major part of parenting in the Orlando, Tampa, and Sarasota areas. With all this competition for your child’s time, you may be surprised to learn of the advantages Punta Gorda kids receive when families make time to eat dinner together. Studies have shown that kids who have frequent family dinners benefit in the following ways: Improved grades Eating healthier meals Less likely to try cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana Increase in family communication Less likely to become overweight or obese If you want to help establish a more regular dinner time for...

Read More

Homemade Heat Pack For Naples Kids

Homemade Heat Pack For Naples Kids

Naples parents are great at helping their children stay healthy and safe. Today on the Punta Gorda Children’s Health Blog, we wanted to give parents another way to help their kids: homemade heat packs. These easy-to-make heat packs are great for growing pains, sore muscles, or just some extra coziness at bedtime. To start, simply go to any fabric store in the Sarasota, Tampa, or Orlando area and choose some fabric (actually, you could even use an old t-shirt, fabric scraps, or a sock you have lying around). Cut two layers of the fabric one inch bigger than the desired size of the heat pack you would like for your child. A long rectangular shape is usually best. Next, starting with one of the long sides, sew along the edges making sure to leave room for the...

Read More

Healthy Punta Gorda Kids Are Well Rested

Healthy Punta Gorda Kids Are Well Rested

Getting an adequate amount of sleep is essential to the health of Punta Gorda kids. During sleep, muscles, skin, and bones actually grow and repair themselves. The immune system is recharged during sleep, so this is especially important during the SW Florida cold and flu season. Because the brain processes the stimulus and information it received during the previous day, sleep is crucial for healthy brain development. Parents in the Venice, Punta Gorda, and Port Charlotte areas should do everything they can to make bedtime work for their family. One of the most important things is for SW Florida parents to model healthy sleep behavior for their children. If you want your child to follow a consistent bedtime schedule, you’ll need to follow one yourself....

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest