Better Homes and Bodies
It’s not always easy to get the whole family together to enjoy a meal – we get that! However we may be able to help you out with a few tips to inspire your family to gather around the dinner table this month and beyond.
Pick a new head chef for each family chef night (maybe once or twice a month.) Let them choose the meal and you can help with groceries. Maybe start with the oldest sibling. A 10 to 12 year old should be able to jump right in. However, adult supervision is necessary. Make sure they can follow kitchen rules: using knives safely; protecting hands with appropriate potholders, preparing oven or microwave temperatures and settings. Have them find simple recipes on Pinterest. Go Chef!
We all know that to lose weight we have to consume fewer calories than we burn. But be careful. Consuming too few calories can actually make you gain weight. Sure, you’ll lose weight at first, but you’ll gain it all and more back because it will slow down your metabolism. A safer, more effective way is to find out the total calories you should eat each day to maintain your current weight and adjust from there. Reduce the number of calories and increase the amount of activity to create a negative balance. But, don’t go less than 1200 calories - no matter how much you currently weigh. Try using a weight loss app to help keep you on track. And make sure you eat foods that are good for you. Go for healthy, not just skinny.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, your child’s bone health should be on your radar. Osteoporosis is not only for older adults. Keep your kid on target. Children build about 40% of their bone mass by the ages of 9 to 14 years, and reaching 90% of the peak bone mass by age 18 (for girls) and age 20 (for boys).
Try an Internal Beauty Booster that can nourish your skin from within. PUR attitude has a nice Rest, Relax & Renew Supplement that delivers 1,000 mg of three different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid. (HA) is in almost every cell of our body and is essential for our body to function properly – like keeping the skin hydrated. Use as a dietary supplement 20 minutes before bed. Make sure to consult your doctor if under the age of 18. www.purattitude.com, $39.00
Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time for moms to take care of themselves! Setting aside nurturing time for a facial, massage or simply time to relax at home is very important to keep yourself healthy. We know you want to be the best you can be for your family; so when you find yourself feeling run down or stressed, make sure to schedule in a time for “self-pampering!” And for working moms, maybe schedule a personal day – you deserve some alone time and self-pampering at home.
After School (drop-off) Enrichment for moms
An at home Spa Day would not be complete without a long soak in a hot bath! Bath bombs or fizzies are the perfect addition to your bath. Why spend money on expensive bath bombs when you can make them yourself? Get the how to at www.somethingturquoise.com
Repair dull yellow nails with sliced lemon and cucumber in a bowl of cool water. Soak hands for ten minutes. Use an orange stick to push back cuticles.