It can be difficult to explain the difference between physical activity and exercise with children. The definitions are much easier to describe with teens and adults.
For teens and adults exercise is movement you do for physical improvement.
With the recent Supreme Court decision about marriage equality and Caitlyn Jenner’s transition in the news, LGBTQ rights have been getting a lot of publicity recently. While many people are familiar with the “LGB” (lesbian, gay, bisexual) portion of the acronym and there’s been a lot of recent media coverage and education on the term “transgender” (see my previous post here for a primer), often the “Q” does not get a lot of press. Today’s question: what puts the “Q” in LGBTQ?
It’s amazing how fast the Summer weeks fly by, so it’s important to make the most of the fun and revitalizing options there are to recharge. Here are a handful healthy choices to fill these hot sunny days (and the rainy ones too).
The other day, I was with a new patient doing a health check. This particularly spirited teenager was testing me on a lot of the health advice I was giving about nutrition (What?! A teenager being testy? Never!). When we discussed the health consequences of her daily Mountain Dew habit, she asked me to prove it. Well, spunky patient, consider your challenge accepted.
Athletes that play sports are sure to have all the equipment they need, like a stick and a puck for hockey, cleats and shoulder pads for football, and running shoes for track and field. An athlete would not show up to practice or a game without their gear because they wouldn’t be prepared to play. Athletes also need to prepare their body for the game on the inside with good nutrition. Read more