Overcoming Childhood Obesity

Adolescant obesity is when a 2-19 year old person has a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile per the CDC sex-specific BMI-for-age growth charts. BMI is one value used to define weight status by comparing your height to weight ratio to others. However, BMI is best used with other measuremeants since it does not take into account things like muscle mass, bone density and hydration status, which could result in a falsely high BMI. Research ...

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

1July is more than just beach days and barbecues—it’s Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This month was dedicated to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face and the disparity in mental health care. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), racial and ethnic minority populations are less likely to have access to mental health services.

Normally when we hear “minority”, we ...

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Mental Health for Children during COVID-19

1COVID-19-related school closures have affected over 1.5 billion children around the world. Concern has been raised about adverse mental health consequences of social isolation, lack of access to usual therapies and activities, and family stress related to finances and illness. Many parents — seeing their children experiencing anxiety, sadness and behavior challenges — are wondering how all of this will affect kids in the ...

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International Friendship Day

2In 1958 the first World Friendship Day was proposed and in 2011, July 30th was declared International Friendship Day. Some countries do celebrate a few days later in August. But no matter, there is a week where the world takes a moment to stop and appreciate the love and unique bond between friends. When looking deeper at International Friendship Day, I found that ...

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Working it Out

1Many things have changed since the unwelcomed arrival of COVID-19, disrupting our daily schedules. Some of us are now working from home or not working at all, which causes quite a bit of stress. The sudden shift in routine could mean that some of us lost something we used as a release and stress-reliever: going to the gym. With gyms and studios temporarily ...

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Mother’s and Covid-19

1Amidst this pandemic, birthdays and holidays still come and go. As a collective, we are adjusting how we celebrate and express our love and gratitude. This month in the United States, we will celebrate Mother’s Day in a way that is foreign to many of us.

For mothers with grown children and grandmothers, we may ...

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Mental Health Awareness and Stress

1May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been observed since 1949 by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and various mental health practitioners across the country. According to NAMI 1 in 5 adults in America will experience mental illness this year; that equates to about 6.5 million Americans. It’s an interesting juxtaposition considering the world seems to be falling apart due to the Coronavirus. Although things ...

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Missed Milestones

1As we continue to practice social distancing and self-isolation from within our homes, as much as our lives allow us to, many of us are watching important dates that we had been excited to celebrate come to pass. Those who were excited to celebrate important milestones with their friends and family, such as weddings, proms, graduations, sports events, holidays, and birthdays, won’t be ...

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The Social Distance Diet

Sweet and colourful french macaroons on wooden backgroundStaying at and working from home is new territory for a lot of us. Our routines have been disrupted and the world as we know it is constantly changing. In these uncertain times, it is easy to feel out of control. However, I am here to assure you there is one thing you can ...

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