Healthy Tip # 26

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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 Dr. Robert Oexman

“Snack smartly: If children need a snack in the evening, choose a healthy, carbohydrate-rich snack such as half a wheat bagel, since carbs produce melatonin, making it easier for children to fall asleep. Make sure to avoid high-calorie, fatty snacks like chocolate which contains caffeine.”

– Dr. Robert Oexman, director of the Sleep to Live Institute