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The Importance of Family Meals at Home

The Importance of Family Meals at Home

With the rise in restaurant delivery services such as Grubhub, UberEats, etc., eating outside the home has become faster and easier than ever before. We may be thankful for this technology; however, removing the element of cooking and eating together as a family may be more harmful than we think.

Start Cooking at Home

Start Cooking at Home

Eating out is not only expensive, it’s usually much higher in calories and less nutritious than the foods we make ourselves. Numerous studies show that cooking at home has multiple benefits, and is associated with a better diet quality and weight loss.

Ideas for Exercising with Kids

Ideas for Exercising with Kids

Finding time to exercise can be difficult, especially so if you juggle a work schedule and have young children at home. Encouraging your children to exercise with you is a winning solution! – We know that healthy habits established in childhood are more likely to...

Tips to Help Kids Exercise

Tips to Help Kids Exercise

Children naturally love to play and move their bodies, but like all of us they often need some encouragement and motivation. Good PE teachers and athletic coaches know that the key to getting and keeping kids (and adults) healthy is to make exercise less about “work”...

Fun Tips to Get Moving with Your Dog

Fun Tips to Get Moving with Your Dog

According to a nationwide survey of pet owners, about 85 million American families own dogs. Sadly, many vets report that the majority of dogs are overweight, putting them at all kinds of health risks, including arthritis, heart and breathing conditions, and ACL...

Take a Walk!

Take a Walk!

Did you know that taking a simple walk outdoors is a form of preventive medicine? Exercising in nature supports mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Throughout Alabama, there are hundreds of miles of beautiful trails ranging from wide, urban and suburban,...

Find Food Banks

Find Food Banks

Wanting to have a positive impact? Make new friends? Share love with strangers? Join The Grace Klein Community to meet increasing needs related to the COVID-19.

Loneliness and Its Impact on Kids

Loneliness and Its Impact on Kids

Over the years many of my friends have read about and experienced loneliness first-hand. We have put together some of our thoughts, observations, and insights to share with readers on the HealUnited website.  Edie Hand EdieHand.com  We must view Loneliness as...