Healthy Tip # 22

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Welcome to a new category of my blog simply called ‘Healthy Tips.” Many times, when I write articles for various publications, I need to find sources for the story. Recently, I wrote an article for Yahoo Shine (click here) about keeping kids healthy. I was looking for experts and parents to chime in and give their favorite ‘tips’ to help kids (and their families) lead a healthy lifestyle.

The feedback for the story was amazing. The sources had some fantastic points of view that could not be ignored, and I thought their opinions should be viewed on the Your Health Journal web site.

So, enjoy my new series, with some ‘great’ insight from some ‘great’ people giving exceptional and educational points of view.

Healthy Tip From Mary Muscari

“Encourage your child to keep a diary that documents the time, the amount and type of food eaten, and the amount of exercise performed. This will build awareness of how much they eat and their exercise patterns. Many kids eat when stressed out or bored so to help identify your child’s stimuli, have them document the circumstances that surround eating as well.”

Mary Muscari covers topic areas which include parenting, from toddler age and up, especially teens. She has conducted a number of parenting workshops around the country; most popular topics: keeping kids safe from predators (‘live’ and Internet), bullying, raising nonviolent kids.