Getting Enough Protein as a Vegetarian

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Vegetarians, as we all know, do not eat meat. This lifestyle choice has been gaining momentum in recent years because of its health benefits as well as the increasing awareness of the horrible conditions animals suffer through in factory farms. Any vegetarian will tell you, the most common question they get asked my meat eaters is “Where do you get […]

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Maintaining Muscular Flexibility

We all know that strength and flexibility start to fade as we reach our later years. The “use it or lose it” principle maintains that to remain flexible and toned, a combination of high intensity and low intensity training is required. If you wish to maintain muscle mass, lifting vigorously is the prescribed method. It is important that there is […]

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Make Education Fun for Your Kids

We’ve all heard the concerns about children spending too much time playing computer games and watching TV. While it’s hard to avoid these modern day “toys”, we are strong believers that children should still get some playtime away from technology every day. Giving children a less structured form of entertainment will not only encourage learning and creativity, but it will […]

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We Need Writers!

Do you have a penchant for good health and good habits? Do you like writing and helping others? You might be just who we are looking for! The team at My Healthy Family are looking for enthusiastic health junkies to contribute to our blog on a semi-regular basis. If you’ve have a wealth of knowledge about health related topics; be […]

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6 fun + healthy goals for 2013

Are you making any resolutions for the New Year? A recent study from the University of Scranton found that a mere 8% of us actually keep the resolutions we make for the New Year. On the bright side, people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t, so they are still well […]

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Kids need just 7 minutes of vigorous exercise daily

A daily burst of high-intensity activity is essential for children’s health, according to a new Canadian study. However, most kids aren’t getting it. Researchers from the University of Alberta say that children don’t need a lot of “intense” physical activity, just seven minutes a day is enough to help prevent weight gain and obesity. However, during their study, which looked […]

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