Health experts say diets of children in the United States have deteriorated dramatically over the past two generations, leading to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diabetes, both of which put children at risk for other diseases and shorter lives. But as many parents know, eating healthy isn't always easy, especially when you're a mom of three growing boys, says Raleigh, N.C.-resident Michelle Morton.Morton, who is a professional organizer, tries to buy only healthy foods from the grocery store for her 15-, 11- and 7-year-old sons. But it's challenging especially in the mornings, when she is trying to get all her kids out the door in time for school and not everyone is a fan of instant oatmeal."It's the time of the day when you have the least amount of time, so you're like, 'OK, so we had to eat Fruit Loops today,'" Morton told MyHealthNewsDaily. "That's been the hardest for me."Morton tries to keep her kids from eating junk food by keeping only healthy snacks in the house, such as … [Read more...] about Junk Food Nation: How Parents Are Ruining Kids’ Health
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Source: Kylie Walls/Shutterstock Physical activity, openness to experience, and resilience go hand in hand. Through daily physicality—and a spirit of adventure—people of all ages can fortify their mental strength, reinforce their resilience, and practice bouncing back after a dissapointment. Chronic inactivity fueled by excessive screen time is causing our bodies and minds to short circuit. Human beings didn't evolve to spend the majority of our time staring at a two-dimensional screen and living our lives in a virtual reality. Eventually, spending too much time on digital devices day after day has the potential to rob someone of his or her sense of wonder and awe. Humans need to move our bodies, explore novel enriching environments, and bond with other humans face to face. Doing so maintains brain health as well as psychological and … [Read more...] about Is Excessive Screen Time Slowly Undermining Our Resilience?
Source: Glenn Geher You probably remember where you were when you heard that the planes had hit the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. I was getting ready for work. My daughter Megan, then 11 months old, was in her Pack-and-Play. I turned on the TV to put on some mindless show that she liked which starred an octopus and a dachshund who were friends. But before I could switch to Nick Jr., I saw the breaking news of the day on the screen. This was about 9:00 am. The burning Twin Towers were featured on pretty much every station except for Nick Jr. which, fortunately for Megan and me, did not change its regularly scheduled programming. Oswald the octopus and Weenie the dachshund took the screen and Megan was her joyful self – giggling away. I can be pretty worst-case-scenario in my thinking – so I immediately guessed (accurately) what had happened. I was shaken. I grew up in North Jersey in the 1970s. The Twin Towers were an iconic part of my upbringing. We went to the … [Read more...] about September 11th, Evolution, and the Face of Hell
close Video Tucker: Elizabeth Warren vows to take down monopolies Warren's campaign backed by the same wealthy donors she vows to take down. This is a rush transcript from "Tucker Carlson Tonight," November 11, 2019. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. TUCKER CARLSON, HOST: Good evening and welcome to "Tucker Carlson Tonight." One thing we know for sure about Elizabeth Warren above all else, is that on economic questions, she is a sincere populist. Warren is deeply distressed by income inequality. She profoundly distrusts Wall Street and big tech. She hates monopolies and massive multi-generational concentrations of wealth. So if you're a private equity chieftain for example, or a weed smoking trustafarian living off family money in Jackson Hole, you've got to be terrified of Elizabeth Warren. How could you not be terrified? Listen to her talk. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MA), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Now they've got their fortunes … [Read more...] about Democrats attack Bloomberg over ‘stop and frisk’