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4 Ways to Promote a Healthy Diet to Your Children

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Every nutritionist agrees upon one thing: children who regularly eat generous portions of fruit and vegetables are healthier, both in the short and long-term. Whether it’s the high fiber content that helps their digestive systems, the vitamins and minerals that help their tissues and bones to develop, or the low-sugar energy rush that they can provide, fruit and vegetables should be a central part of any child’s diet.

However, as any parent knows, kids don’t automatically follow the guidelines of the world’s leading nutritionists. In fact, given half a chance, they will do the exact opposite, reaching for candy bars and junk food every mealtime.

It doesn’t have to be that way ...

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How to Start Saving for a Family Vacation

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Whether you’re planning to take a road trip or fly to your destination, chances are that your family vacation will be a lot of fun. You’ll get to spend time together, enjoy some fun excursions and learn a little more about your family members. There’s just one problem: vacations can be expensive. This is why it’s important to start saving long before you take your actual trip. Figuring out ways to save money when you have kids can be tough and saving with a deadline in mind can be even tougher. Fortunately, there are many ways you can start to save money for your family vacation. Here’s how.

Start early

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Learn how to brush your teeth WHILE you exercise!

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If you can perform a one armed pull-up, fine, but then you probably don’t need to be exercising while brushing your teeth. For those who don’t want to hurt themselves attempting a ridiculous feat of strength, coordination, and balance, there is an easier way to exercise while doing a daily hygienic task. Remember that every little bit of exercise counts!

Most people spend about five minutes each day brushing their teeth. Two minutes in the morning and two minutes at night. That is five minutes that you could be used to add some easy and sweat-free exercise to your day!

Squats

The easiest way to exercise while brushing your teeth is by doing ...

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Do You Know How Your Smile Makes People Feel About You?

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If you have stained, discolored and crooked teeth, or just a less than perfect smile, chances are you are a bit self-conscious about your appearance. Even if you are reluctant to admit it, that self-consciousness can get in the way of your personal life and even harm your professional career.

On some level, the self-consciousness you feel about your smile and your teeth may seem a bit irrational, but there is some evidence to back up those feelings. Like it or not, the quality of your smile can affect how people perceive you. Whether it is your boss at work, the first date across the table or even your own family ...

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Poor Gum Health & Heart Disease

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You already know that gum disease can cause a host of health problems, from severe tooth pain and tooth loss to bad breath and periodontal problems. What you may not know, however, is that neglecting the health of your gums could put the health of your heart at risk.

It may be frightening to contemplate, but there is definitive link between gum disease and heart disease. If you cannot remember the last time you visited the dentist, there are some very good reasons to make an appointment right away.

Research

Research is still ongoing, but the results so far show a definitive link between chronic gum disease and the development of heart disease. ...

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Take Care of Your Teeth – Delicious and Healthy Trick or Treat Snacks for Your Little Ghosts and Gob

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Halloween is almost upon us, and that can mean only one thing. Pretty soon, ghosts and goblins from throughout your neighborhood will be descending on your home with treat bag in hand, and they will be hoping for something sweet.

Giving out candy and other sweet treats at Halloween is a time-honored tradition, and participating in the festivities can be fun for you and for your kids. Even so, you do not want to jeopardize your own dental health, or the bright white smile of your children and their friends. A single night of candy is not worth months of tooth decay and cavities, but there are things you can do ...

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Periodontal Disease – What You Need to Know

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Everyone worries about cavities and tooth decay, but there is an even greater danger to your dental health. That threat is periodontal disease, an issue that strikes at the heart of your oral health and eats away at the gums and supporting structures of your teeth. If you suffer from periodontal disease, you could suffer tooth loss and even fall victim to additional health challenges.

Protecting yourself and your teeth from the dangers of periodontal disease starts with diligent brushing and flossing, but the foods you eat can also have a profound impact on your overall oral health. You probably already know that a diet rich in Omega 3 fatty acids ...

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