Tag Archives: healthy kids

Young girl smiling with a big glass of milk

Boosting Immunity

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP KIDS STAY STRONG & HEALTHY Feeling like your child is always coming down with some new bug or infection? You’re not imagining it. Kids get sick more than adults because their immune systems are still developing. “Infants are born with a certain degree of immunity they received from their mothers in […]

Mother and daughter working out together

Creating a Family Fitness Plan

HOW TO CREATE A PLAN TO KEEP YOU FAMILY ACTIVE THIS YEAR Parents undoubtedly live very busy lives, and many families struggle to incorporate fitness and nutrition into their already hectic routines. Childhood obesity rates continue to rise, resulting in an increase of unhealthy adults. It can be a cycle of sorts, so starting healthy […]

Kids’ Physicals: What You Need to Know

LOCAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SHARE TIPS AND ADVICE ON HOW TO WORK WITH A PEDIATRICIAN TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH The back-to-school season is a time for getting back in the swing of weekly activities and school-related paperwork. And for many students, that paperwork includes forms for an annual physical. Scheduling a physical in the late […]

You & Your Little Yogi

GETTING CONNECTED WITH YOUR MIND & BODY, AND YOUR FAMILY There are few absolute truths in life, but as a parent, I feel I can say one of them is that Charlottesville’s a great place to raise children. With the constant streaming of young families, this area boasts a huge number of resources and services […]

Teething Do’s & Don’ts

BEAT THE TEETHING STAGE WITH SOME SIMPLE FIXES Starting at around 6 months old, your baby just might sink her teeth into you. If it were a book series, there’d be 20 volumes, because that’s how many pearly whites erupt from a baby’s gums in her first three years of life. And let’s not forget […]

Active Family Fun

7 WAYS TO GET THE FAMILY UP & MOVING Everyone needs some physical activity in their lives, and incorporating it into daily and weekly routines will help your family lead a healthier and happier life! Exercise helps babies develop motor skills, and it supports kids’ hearts, lungs and muscles as they continue to grow and […]