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How Much Calcium Children Need

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Everybody probably thinks they know what calcium is, but as a refresher, calcium is a mineral found in many foods. Why does calcium matter? That’s easy—our bodies need calcium to not only maintain strong bones, but also to carry out other important functions. Almost ALL calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness. Suffice …

Quick and Easy Calcium-Rich Snacks for Men

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Osteoporosis is a condition that can affect anyone, not just women. And yet many men aren’t even aware that they could be losing bone mass over the years without noticing any symptoms first. Want to avoid ending up with weak bones as you get older? Pay attention to your bone health—and doing that is as simple as making sure you get enough calcium in your diet every day.

5 Essential Nutrients Kids Need Daily

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It can be hard enough to get all the nutrients you need as an adult, but trying to get the kids to eat healthy foods often feels like an exercise in futility—especially when they’re picky eaters. Add to that the fact that sometimes it’s not exactly easy to figure out what the “essential nutrients” for kids even are, much less remember that on a daily basis. This parenting business—it’s complicated. I decided it might be a good idea to revisit the basics as to the essential nutrients kids need daily, so that I can tweak my own menus and fine-tune the things I’m sliding in front of them.

Calcium for the Picky Eater’s Diet—A Parenting Sneak Attack

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Calcium is an essential nutrient for people at any age, but it’s especially important for children. I will confess to having kids who don’t drink milk, rarely eat yogurt, and eat cheese sporadically. While dairy products aren’t the sole source of calcium, it’s hard to get the recommended daily amount of calcium into your kids by way of food alone. …

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Risk of Osteoporosis for Men—It’s Greater Than You Think

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When we think of people who are at risk of osteoporosis, it’s not uncommon to think of mostly women and the elderly. The risk of osteoporosis for men is likely not a health concern most of us think much about. But it turns out we should—because men can get osteoporosis. Sure, the risk of osteoporosis for men is lower than …

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How Women Can Improve Bone Health During Menopause

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Having healthy bones is important for everyone, but it’s //” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>especially critical for women who are going through menopause. That’s because when your bones aren’t at their best during this stage of life, you have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis—and you don’t want that! Fortunately, you can ease the sting of menopause and improve bone health by eating …

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Lactose-Free Cheese? You Bet it’s a Thing

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If you’re lactose intolerant but you love cheese, you’re not alone. In fact, about //” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>75 percent of the world is considered //” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>lactose intolerant, yet a good number of those people seem to like cheese. Of course, if your symptoms are pretty severe after you eat any type of cheese that has lactose, you probably avoid it. …

How to Begin a Strength Training Routine

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Building strength is important not only for bone and joint health, but also for everyday functional movements like carrying groceries or picking up a child. We’ve already talked about why women need more strength work, and this post is a closer look at how to start incorporating it into your exercise routine. START SMALL If you’ve never worked with weights …

June health and fitness links we love

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Every month, the //”>Cal-EZ team scours the web to round up the latest in health, fitness and nutrition so you don’t have to. Click on the links below to read more about: Becoming a runner after the age of 55: In this Prevention magazine piece, read about three inspiring individuals who laced up their running shoes later in life. They prove …

5 Food Combinations That Pack a Powerful Nutritional Punch

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We all know that drizzling olive oil on tomatoes or lemon juice on spinach salads make for great tasting food – but what you might not know is these pairings can actually make your food healthier, too!  Certain nutrients in food are more easily absorbed when they have a sidekick, so you get more bang for your buck when you …

Why Women Need Strength Training

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One of the biggest things I’ve heard from female clients as well as the general population is that lifting weights will make them bulky. Despite how many articles or interviews dispel that fact, the myth continues to prevail. However, the strength work that a typical woman does is not enough to cause bulky, “manly” muscles. We simply aren’t built for …

5 Kid-Friendly Summer Snacks to Make Now

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Active kids need healthy summer snacks to keep them energized when school’s out and summer’s in full swing! We put together this kid friendly, healthy summer snack list for busy parents looking to maximize family time and provide nutritious snacks kids love! VEGGIE DIP CUPS //”> Not only do //”>Susan’s veggie cups make for a great summer appetizer, they’re also …

7 Myths About Menopause

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Menopause can be intimidating. Your body changes in many (kinda scary, mostly unwanted) ways, and it’s certainly no walk in the park. The truth is hard enough, but the myths circulating around menopause are enough to cause sky-high anxiety, so let’s get to the truth about what actually happens during menopause. Here are 7 common myths about menopause, and the …

5 More Ways to Increase Your Energy Levels

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A 2015 Gallup poll revealed that nearly two-thirds of Americans drink roughly three cups of coffee per day. Coffee is likely to continue to be our energy potion of choice, but a shift beyond a short-term energy boost is underway. Now, women are seeking holistic solutions to staying energized – and the answer isn’t necessarily at the bottom of a …

National Osteoporosis Month: Resources for health and prevention

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May might be nearly over, however National Osteoporosis Month highlights a national health issue that affects more than 50 million Americans. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body does not make enough bone, or when the body loses too much of it. These issues can also happen simultaneously. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, “The disease causes an …

10 Superfoods Every Runner Needs

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Whether you’re a novice runner or training for a marathon, pounding the pavement can take a toll on your body if you’re not nourishing yourself properly. Being active, especially in a high-impact way like running, is great for your health, but it’s important to make sure you’re getting all the nutrients necessary for strong muscles, bones and more. Thankfully, it’s …

Wedding Series: The Case Against Shredding for the Wedding

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Preparing for a wedding can be a stressful time. The details, the family, and making sure everything goes according to plan take a lot of foresight and thought. This doesn’t even take into account the physical prep that many brides do to make sure they look their best on that special day. Wanting to get in shape for your wedding …