Get Your Kids Hooked On Cycling

By Haley Hobart

momdaugtherbikeCycling is great way to encourage your kids to become more active and live a healthier lifestyle. Tearing them away from their smart phone or the latest video game can often be challenging but cycling is great fun with endless health benefits. We’ve put together this guide explaining the advantages of cycling with some simple tips to get started.

Why cycle

Cycling is a popular form of cardiovascular exercise which can prevent heart complications in the future and reduce the likelihood of obesity. This low impact workout is gentle on the joints with a low chance of injury compared to other, more intense sports. It also increases the metabolism and burns calories, long after the ride is over.

Motor skills are improved as the body carries out the task of peddling and steering simultaneously whilst using body weight. This can improve co-ordination, a transferable skill which can improve sporting ability and day-to-day tasks. Studies have also linked cycling with improved mental health which may be a result of a healthier lifestyle combined with the fun that comes from exploring nature on two wheels. Still not convinced? It’s also great for the immune system which means less chance of picking up those nasty flu bugs and less time off school.

How to get started

Always do plenty of research before buying your kids bikes. There’s plenty of options to choose from but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Be sure to choose a bike which is appropriate for the terrain. One which includes off-road suspension and a titanium frame won’t be necessary for everyday use and will cost a hefty amount. Instead, choose a mid-way option which includes front suspension. Don’t be tempted by the cheap options which are often unreliable and can be more costly in the long term.

Once they’ve got their bike, you can encourage your kids to plan routes or little adventures. You can also find cycling routes online and there’s many dedicated groups catering for families and children which meet weekly. Here they can make new friends and enjoy the safety of a larger group.

Bike safety

Keeping your children safe on a bike is simple and only requires a few precautions. Firstly, be sure to choose an appropriate size bike which your child feels fully in control of. If they’re still in the learning stage, they must be able to place both feet on the floor which should avoid any nasty falls.

familybikeridetogetherHelmets are essential, whilst knee and elbow pads are an optional extra. These can provide added peace of mind for off road cycling. Purchasing hi-visibility clothing, lights and reflectors for evening bike rides is also a must. Finally, there’s plenty of certified training courses testing cycling proficiency, highlighting the dangers of traffic and the importance of safe riding on the road. This can be a great introduction for your children, developing a skill which will keep them safe for years to come.

Cycling is an exercise that your children will love and if you’re lucky they’ll spend less time on social media and slouched in front of the TV.

– Haley Hobart has been a mom and a writer for 10 years and frequently contributes to mommy sites and DIY sites with her expertise. She lives in London with her partner and kids of three.

GoodZee Spreads Goodness

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socialnetworkThe new meaningful social network, founded on the belief that good actions of individual people deserve recognition and appreciation, can be used by anyone to recognize and reward the good deeds of others. People can post short stories of others’ good deeds, called GoodZees, which are limited to 140 characters each and can include photos and video.

GoodZee is a new social network that illuminates the good actions of individuals in the world by enabling people to post “GoodZees” about their friends’ meaningful actions and contributions. Each GoodZee is a short story or description of up to 140 characters and can include photos and video. The GoodZee stories are permission based and posted to a shareable wall. This new platform provides an overview of a person’s goodness, positive actions and charitable contributions. Like GoodZee on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter at @GetGoodZee, or watch the GoodZee video to learn more at

“What the Internet and ‘selfie’ culture of today lacks is a meaningful social networking platform that inspires, records and rewards all the good in this world,” said GoodZee Founder and CEO Ron Ansani. “Studies show the number-one emotion the existing social networks evoke is envy. We want to change the way social networks are used and provide a platform showing all the good that still exists in the world, while allowing the often unrecognized good people to build a legacy. We are a ‘social goodness network’ striving to generate and spread individual participation in universal kindness,” stated Ansani.

People receive recognition for good deeds through their GoodZees receiving “Likes” and “Vouches” which are then translated into points to receive an overall “Karma Score”. Anyone can reward a GoodZee with real money using “ZeeCash” that users are able to donate to charities. GoodZee also provides users with the ability to add and promote their favorite charities. It features a personal calendar showing charity events and activities they’re currently involved in, allowing others to join or make contributions. GoodZee can be used by any individual, as well as corporations, organizations and charities.

GoodZee users can earn badges based on their Karma Score, such as Karma Champ, Karma Captain and Karma Star. Corporate users will have their own GoodZee pages allowing corporate philanthropic work to be showcased. The GoodZee team plans to launch several additional “Goodness” related features, in the near term.

As Ansani concludes, “Facebook and Instagram gives us pictorial clues into a person’s social life, LinkedIn provides professional experiences and recommendations, Twitter shows a person’s opinions and general up-to-the-minute activities. What these existing social networking platforms don’t do is exactly what GoodZee does – provide information about a person’s character or good deeds, positive contributions and humanity.”

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Shaming Your Kids Online Can Permanently Damage Their Self-Esteem

By Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC

twokidsunWhen you reflect back on your childhood, it’s likely you remember hearing these words at least once during your childhood. “You should be ashamed of yourself.” These words probably made you feel bad because you knew your parent was upset, embarrassed or hurt by something you said or did.

That was discipline and discipline is an important part of parenting. However, telling your child they should be ashamed of themselves is very different from shaming your child on social media. For one thing, anyone can see your display of shaming and it’s permanent, making it impossible for your child to be fully forgiven.

Parents who shame their children online can’t possibly understand the repercussions of their actions. Discipline is one thing, and kids do need discipline, but discipline with public shaming and humiliation is not healthy punishment or parenting. It causes all sorts of other problems as the parent/child relationship continues.

For example, kids who are shamed using social media become better at hiding and lying about what they are doing.

* They stop trusting their parent and will no longer be comfortable going to them when they are hurt or scared.

* They may become more narcissistic as a way of over-compensating for feelings of shame and humiliation.

* They may develop increased anger, leading to severe depression and anxiety.

* A child whose private life becomes public is also less secure with boundaries. After all, if their parent can’t be trusted to protect them, who can they trust?

Parents need to discipline their kids, but discipline should be done within the home. Taking access to social media away from the child and allowing them to earn the parent’s trust back is most effective when rules have been broken.

groupkidsIf you feel at your wits end–and you want to make a point with your child–I would advise you to remember these simple rules regarding social media shaming.

* Remember, you’re the adult. Never post something permanent when you’re angry, tired or in a bad mood. Think it over for at least 24 hours.

* Keep family business within the family. Shaming your kids, your spouse or your friends says more about you than it does them.

* Children are vulnerable in regard to their self-esteem because they’re still in the process of learning who they are. A public humiliation could permanently damage their sense of self.

* If you have any apprehensions about posting anything, don’t post it.

* If you want to stop the behavior, begin with talking to your child. It’s common courtesy. Since you are modeling for your child, reflect on what you are modeling when you post something that is going to humiliate them.

Parenting a child is difficult, and your job is to protect your child and help them become successful, well-adjusted adults. Social media outlets can be helpful to parents and children, but using a social media outlet to shame or punish your child is not wise. What you post never goes away, nor do the scars they cause.

– Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist and co-author with Janine J. Sherman, of Start Talking: A Girl’s Guide for You and Your Mom About Health, Sex or Whatever. Read more about the book at and more about Rapini at

Making Good Choices About Anesthesia

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newsThere are many types of anesthetic available, and the type chosen can affect recovery. Learn your options.

From stitching up a cut to bypassing a coronary artery, most operations aren’t possible without anesthesia. It is designed to keep a patient comfortable during a procedure that otherwise might be hard to tolerate physically, emotionally, or both. There are many types of anesthetic available, and the type chosen can affect your recovery. While doctors make some of the decisions about which type of anesthetic to use, patients often have a say, too, according to the June 2015 Harvard Women’s Health Watch.

“Anesthesiologists have four goals: to see that you have no pain, that you’re drowsy or unconscious, that your body is still so that the surgeon can work on it, and that you aren’t left with bad memories of the procedure,” says Dr. Kristin Schreiber, an anesthesiologist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

There are four main types of anesthesia:

* Local anesthesia. Anesthetic medication is injected near the area to be treated. Its effect is limited to a fairly small area.

* Regional anesthesia. Anesthetic medication is injected near clusters of nerves to numb a larger area, or region, of the body.

* Neuraxial anesthesia. Anesthetic medication is injected near the spinal roots, numbing an even larger part of the body than regional anesthesia. Epidural and spinal anesthesia are included in this category.

* General anesthesia. A combination of intravenous and inhaled drugs brings on unconsciousness and the inability to feel pain.

Regional and neuraxial anesthesia can also induce different levels of sedation. Minimal sedation means being relaxed but aware of what’s going on. Moderate sedation causes a “twilight sleep” — drifting in and out of consciousness, but able to easily be aroused. Deep sedation is similar to the effects of general anesthesia — being fast asleep and unlikely to remember anything.

Read the full-length article: “What you should know about anesthesia”

Also in the June 2015 Harvard Women’s Health Watch:

* 7 lessons from the proposed nutritional guidelines

* When is a fainting spell worrisome?

* What to do for shoulder pain

* Keeping one step ahead of toenail fungus

Harvard Women’s Health Watch is available from Harvard Health Publications, the consumer publishing division of Harvard Medical School, for $20 per year. Subscribe at w or by calling 877-649-9457 (toll-free).

Assessment Can Help Older Drivers Keep Driving Safely

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seniors2Aging may affect vision, hearing, coordination, thinking, visuospatial skills, or reaction time, any of which can have a direct impact on driving. Driver assessment programs help people overcome weaknesses behind the wheel.

Driving skills may decline with age, but don’t assume that getting older brings an automatic end to driving, says the August 2015 Harvard Health Letter.

“Age and health conditions aren’t enough to determine if a person is okay to drive. It requires an individual assessment of skills,” says Lissa Kapust, a social worker at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Many hospitals, sheriff’s offices, and other agencies offer driving assessment programs that can evaluate senior drivers and help them overcome weaknesses behind the wheel. Many of these programs take a team approach to evaluating a person’s driving ability. Social workers, occupational therapists, and neuropsychologists look at the person’s driving history, family concerns, overall health, cognitive function, and driving reflexes. Then it’s on to a road test.

The team looks at all of the information and recommends whether the driver needs to hand over his or her car keys, or whether brushing up on certain skills is needed. “We may suggest working with a driving instructor to focus on errors we found in the driving assessment, such as maintaining lane position,” says Kapust.

Some driving programs can also help seniors get up to speed on the latest driving laws in their state and learn about technologies in newer cars, and can even help them fit better in their cars by adjusting the position of the seat, head restraint, steering wheel, and more.

Read the full-length article: “Stay behind the wheel longer”

Also in the August 2015 Harvard Health Letter:

* Ways to keep relationships strong

* Finding relief for hand pain

* The benefits of nutrient-dense foods

The Harvard Health Letter is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, for $20 per year. Subscribe at or by calling 877-649-9457 (toll-free).

The 8 Worst Skincare Habits

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womanskinOn January 8, 2015, Elle Magazine posted an online article titled “The 8 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Skin” that provides readers with a list of actions that are damaging to one’s skin. The list includes smoking, tanning, and tugging at the skin around one’s eyes and simple neglect. The point of the article is to make readers mindful of the habits that can damage the skin rather than nurture it. (

“I’m glad to see that the list includes tanning and smoking,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “These two items alone cause a vast amount of damage. At this point, one would have to be willfully ignorant not to know how detrimental to one’s overall health these two vices can be.”

According to the Elle Magazine article, tugging at the skin around the eyes should be avoided as it may damage the collagen and elastin fibers in this delicate area leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Over-washing should be avoided because it can alter the natural pH of the skin and strip it of its natural oils. Neglect is the last item on the list and a reminder that beautiful looking skin requires daily maintenance and healthy, disease-free skin requires vigilance.

“There’s almost no limit to the damage sun exposure can do to the skin,” says Dr. Ourian. “From a cosmetic perspective, it prematurely ages the skin, causing discoloration and wrinkles. Repeated UV exposure can lean to skin cancers.”

Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and CoolSculpting. These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, unwanted fat, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others. More information about skin care can be found on Epione’s website.

Grammarly Review

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The folks at Grammarly asked me to review their product. For those who do not know, Grammarly is the world’s most accurate grammar checker. I decided to test it out, and was very impressed with the results. I really enjoyed how Grammarly offers error explanations and correction tips

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Overall, I would strongly recommend Grammarly to everyone, as it is a great tool to have, with reasonable prices. If you do a lot of writing like myself, and want a second opinion, it is definitely worth trying this product out! I would also recommend your visiting their blog, as it has a lot of great information there.

5 Weight Loss Tips

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Fit Body Boot Camp releases Spring fat loss tips to help get bodies ready for Summer.

scaleGenuine fat loss results can seem virtually impossible for many who have tried diets and gym memberships in the past. But what failed dieters and gym-goers don’t realize is that weight loss results can be guaranteed by adhering to five simple principles.

1. Nutrition

No one can out-train a bad diet. No matter how many hours one spends working at the gym, a poor diet can undermine nearly all efforts to lose weight.

But a nutritional mean plan does not mean starvation, calorie counting or tasteless foods. There are plenty of delicious and healthy diet plans that make weight loss possible.

Fit Body Boot Camp offers just such plans to its clients. With a meal plan and cookbook in-hand, in addition to a personalized nutritional consultation, Fit Body Boot Camp clients are more than prepared to start making healthy meal choices.

2. The Afterburn Effect

Faster and more dramatic results can be guaranteed by initiating what’s called the Afterburn Effect.

Otherwise known as Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption, the Afterburn Effect burns additional calories for hours after finishing a workout.

Fit Body Boot Camp workouts are expertly designed, combining just the right amount of high intensity aerobic and resistance training, to trigger the Afterburn Effect.

3. Professional Guidance

For those unfamiliar with a gym environment or uncomfortable using weights and exercise machines, professional assistance is a great way to guarantee weight loss.

There is a lot to know when it comes to using certain equipment and targeting certain body parts. A lack of knowledge or guidance can result in disappointing results and even injury.

While one-on-one training is often prohibitively expensive, Fit Body Boot Camp workouts come at a much lower price and are always guided by a licensed personal trainer. This individualized attention ensures proper exercise technique and variety, guaranteeing results and minimizing risk of injury.

4. Workout Variety

Regularly changing how and when one exercises can greatly increase weight loss results while avoiding the dreaded plateau.

Many individuals, after losing some weight, experience a plateau that prevents any further weight loss. This can be avoided by time differentiation and workout variety.

This is why Fit Body Boot Camp offers an entirely different workout each day along with multiple different class times. This variety helps keep clients’ bodies from acclimating to any one time or exercise.

5. Accountability Systems

Perhaps the most important method for guaranteeing weight and fat loss results is an accountability system. Complete life and body transformations are extremely difficult, yet this difficulty is compounding when attempting the process entirely alone.

To combat this difficulty and guarantee results, Fit Body Boot Camp employs total accountability systems. The group atmosphere of any Fit Body workout class, along with the personalized attention from personal trainers, keeps individuals accountable for their results.

To find the nearest Fit Body Boot Camp location and try their results guaranteeing system, visit

About Fit Body Boot Camp:

Fit Body Boot Camp is a family of indoor fitness boot camps with the global goal of engaging 20% of the world’s population in a healthy and fit lifestyle by the year 2020. Fit Body Boot Camp was founded and is operated by Bedros Keuilian, fitness business and marketing expert.

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Experts Say Now Is The Time To Be Vaccinated Against The Flu

Submitted by the Baylor College of Medicine…..

temperturefaceWhile it can be difficult to predict some aspects of the flu season – such as which strain will be dominant or how intense this year’s flu season will be – the thing doctors know for certain is that the flu season will be here during the fall and winter months. An expert at Baylor College of Medicine’s Influenza Research Center gives advice on how to prepare.

“In an average year, we expect to see influenza activity in late November or early December, for it to peak in January or February and for it to finally leave sometime in April or even May,” said Dr. Pedro A. Piedra, professor of molecular virology and microbiology and pediatrics at Baylor.

Each year, there is the option to take the live attenuated vaccine, which is in the form of a nasal spray, or the inactivated vaccine, which is the flu shot. This year, the live vaccine will have two A strains and two B strains, making it a quadrivalent vaccine. For the flu shot, there will be the option to get a trivalent or quadrivalent vaccine.

According to Piedra, this year’s trivalent vaccine has been redesigned, with two out of three vaccine strains from previous vaccines replaced with new strains. The one that will remain the same is the pandemic H1N1, or the A/California strain. The H3N2 component will change to a strain called A/Switzerland, which was prevalent last flu season and was one of the H3N2 strains that caused the mismatch between what was circulating and what was in the vaccine for last year. The B strain will be replaced with the B/Phuket. The quadrivalent vaccine has two B strains from different lineages, the second B component being the B/Brisbane, which is not a new strain.

“When you go to your healthcare provider this year, you may have the opportunity to have a trivalent or quadrivalent vaccination. I would say in general, if the quadrivalent formulation is available, that probably would be the better option because it’s going to ensure that you have coverage against any of influenza B lineages that may circulate,” said Piedra. “If you only have the option of the trivalent vaccine, I would still strongly recommend getting the vaccine.”

Most of the vaccines are slowly transitioning into a quadrivalent vaccine, but both will be available this year.

Who should be vaccinated

In the United States, it’s recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months should be vaccinated.

“We truly believe that universal immunization is the best way to protect everybody against flu,” said Piedra. “Although you have risk groups who are more likely to get severe disease, you have other groups like school-aged children who are more likely to get infected and spread it to others in the community. An outbreak needs individuals who are susceptible to the infection; one way to minimize those who are susceptible to the infection is to protect them with a vaccine. The more people who are protected against what’s circulating, the less likely that an influenza season will be able to take hold or cause complications.”

He notes that vaccination provides direct benefit to those who are vaccinated and starts to provide indirect benefits to those who are not vaccinated but are vulnerable.

Who should get which vaccine

“We have many approved inactivated and live influenza vaccines that target different age groups,” said Piedra.

The live vaccine, or the nasal spray, is approved for healthy individuals between 2 and 49 years of age. The inactivated vaccine, or the flu shot, is approved for individuals 6 months of age and older.

There is now a high-dose influenza vaccine for adults 65 years and older because it produces a better immune response in this age group, which generally translates into better protection. Older adults don’t respond like healthy adults to the vaccine, so this high-dose vaccine contains four times the concentration as the regular influenza vaccine.

All family members that older adults surround themselves with should be vaccinated against flu because that is the best way for them to be protected.

It is recommended that pregnant women be vaccinated during any trimester. They must receive the inactivated vaccine, or the flu shot.

“When the mother is vaccinated she will transfer the antibodies through the placenta to her infant, who thereby will be passively protected during the first six months of life. This will reduce the risk of hospitalization in those first six months, which is substantially high,” said Piedra.

Anyone in the healthcare environment should be protected against flu to reduce the risk of spreading it to others who would be very susceptible in a high-risk setting like a hospital.


If you have a significant allergic illness to one of the vaccine components, such as eggs, you would not want to receive an egg-based influenza vaccine, but you could still receive a cell-based influenza vaccine.

Individuals with Guillain-Barre Syndrome should speak with their physicians to weigh the risk versus the benefit of getting the influenza vaccine.

Piedra said not to wait until the flu is here to get vaccinated because it reduces the time that that the vaccine can provide protection during the flu season. The vaccine takes about one to two weeks to give full protection against the virus.

Infants and young children 8 years and younger who have never been previously vaccinated will need a second dose four weeks after the first dose.

Those experiencing flu-like symptoms should consult with their physician to get the appropriate medications to treat the infection.

“These anti-influenza drugs have to be started early in the illness for best benefit,” said Piedra.

Nearly 70% Drive While Drowsy

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didyouknow?’s survey shows people drive when ill and when their car needs repairs.

Driving while sleepy is the no. 1 behavior among people who drive when they shouldn’t, yet 60 percent of people think drowsy driving should be illegal, according to a new survey by, an independent quote comparison website.

Lacking a door that shuts, a working speedometer, a required child seat or glasses also doesn’t stop some people from hitting the road, according to a survey of 2,000 drivers commissioned by

Drivers don’t need to pass a physical to get behind the wheel, but survey results show it may not be a bad idea. People who have driven when they shouldn’t said they did so when:

1. They were sleepy: 68%

2. They had a headache: 53%

3. They were sick enough to be in bed but got up to drive: 35%

4. They were less drunk than a friend: 23%

5. They weren’t wearing needed glasses or contact lenses: 16%

6. They were taking narcotic pain medicine: 15%

7. They had an arm in a cast: 8%

“Fortunately car insurance is a safety net for bad decisions like these. If you crash because you’re sleepy or sick, your insurance will still pay,” said Managing Editor Michelle Megna. “But your insurance coverage could be in jeopardy if a doctor specifically advised you not to drive.”

In other cases, it’s the car — not the driver — that shouldn’t be on the road. People who have driven when they shouldn’t did so despite the following:

1. “Check engine” light on: 61%

2. Couldn’t see through snow or ice on the windshield: 32%

3. Windshield wipers not working: 26%

4. Speedometer broken: 21%

5. Horn didn’t work: 19%

6. Headlights not working: 18%

7. Flat tire: 17%

8. A door had to be held closed: 10%

9. Without a required child seat for your child: 7%

10. Car was filled with exhaust fumes: 6%

11. There was no driver seat or the seat was broken: 5%

“A combination of two or more problems could increase the risk of a crash exponentially. Imagine having your arm in a cast and also trying to hold your car door shut,” said Megna.

The freedom of jumping in the car and getting where you need to go is tempting even if common sense – or other people – suggests staying put. In the preceding 12 months, 46 percent of drivers drove once or twice when they shouldn’t have; 11 percent did so three to 10 times and 3 percent did so in more than 10 instances.

While 79 percent of people did not drive when others persuaded them to hand over the keys, 21 percent ignored the prudent advice of others. Here’s why those who drove against advice did so:

1. I had to go to work: 21%

2. I had to go home: 13%

3. I had to go to the doctor: 4%

4. I had to pick up my kids: 3%

Read the entire article here: commissioned a survey of 2,000 licensed drivers in December 2013.

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