Animal Bites and Insect Stings

How do I treat animal bites and scratches?

If you or your child gets a bite, follow these steps to treat the wound:

  • Hold a towel or cotton on the area to stop the bleeding.
  • Clean the wound with soap and water.
  • Cover it with a clean bandage or gauze pad.

How do I treat bee, wasp, and other insect stings?

Here’s what to do:

  • If the insect has left behind a stinger, remove it from the skin so less of the venom gets into your body. Don’t squeeze the stinger. You might release more of the venom into your skin.
  • Once the stinger is out or if there is no stinger, wash the area around the sting with soap and water.
  • Hold an ice pack or cool washcloth to the sting to stop it from swelling.
  • Spread calamine lotion or baking soda mixed with water to relieve pain.
  • To prevent itching, use a spray or cream containing hydrocortisone or antihistamine.

How do I treat a mosquito bite?

Here’s what to do:

  • Apply firm pressure to the bite for 10 seconds to help stop the itch.
  • Use a baking soda paste or hydrocortisone cream 4 times a day to relieve itching. Don’t have either on hand?
  • Holding ice or a wet washcloth on the bite will also help.
  • Take an antihistamine if the bite is very itchy.

How do I treat a spider bite?

For most of the harmless types of spiders, you’ll find at home, treatment is pretty simple:

  • Wash the area with soap and water.
  • Hold an ice pack or cool washcloth to the bite to relieve pain and bring down swelling.

When should I see a doctor for an animal bite?

For any animal bite, you may need an antibiotic to prevent infection. So, it’s always a good idea to call your doctor, especially if you have medical conditions that weaken your immune system:

  • The bite was caused by an unknown animal, or by any wild animal like a raccoon, skunk, or bat. You may need tetanus or rabies vaccine.
  • The bite is large, or it doesn’t stop bleeding after you’ve held pressure on it for 15 minutes. It may need to be closed with stitches.
  • You think the bite may have damaged a bone, tendons, or nerves because you can’t bend or straighten the body part or you’ve lost feeling in it.
  • The wound is red, swollen, or oozing fluid.

What are the signs that the child is allergic to the insect?

It’s normal for the skin around the insect sting to swell up and get red. But go to the emergency room if you see any of these signs of an allergic reaction:

  • Dizziness
  • Hives — red, itchy bumps on the skin
  • Stomach cramps, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Swelling of the tongue
  • Trouble breathing, wheezing

Anyone who has allergies to bees, wasps, or other stinging insects should keep an epinephrine auto-injector at home, work, and school in case of a sting.

How do I know if a spider is poisonous?

Spiders might be creepy and crawly, but most of them aren’t poisonous. The poisonous spiders to watch out for are the brown recluse and black widow. Here’s how to spot them:

  • Brown recluse spiders are about 1/2-inch long. They’re brown and have a mark in the shape of a violin on their back.
  • Black widow spiders are black with a red hourglass-shaped mark on their stomach.

What should I do for a poisonous spider bite?

If you think you were bitten by a poisonous spider like a brown recluse or black widow, go to the doctor. Look for these signs:

  • A red or purple color around the bite
  • Pain in the bite area
  • Swelling around the bite
  • Muscle pain and cramps
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Rash
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Trouble breathing

How to treat a Minor Cut or Scrape?

Cuts and Scrapes

Follow these steps to keep cuts clean and prevent infections and scars:

Wash your hands – First, wash up with soap and water so you don’t get bacteria into the cut and cause an infection. You can also use hand sanitizer.

Stop the bleeding – Put pressure on the cut so that it will stop bleeding, keep the pressure on for a few minutes.

Clean the wound – Once you’ve stopped the bleeding, rinse the cut under cool running water and clean the area around the wound with soap and a wet washcloth.

Remove any dirt or debris – Use a pair of tweezers cleaned with alcohol to gently pick out any dirt, gravel, glass, or other material in the cut.

Do I need to bandage a cut or scrape?

You don’t need to bandage every cut and scrape. Some heal more quickly when left uncovered to stay dry. But if the cut is on a part of the body that might get dirty or rub against clothes, put on a bandage to protect it. Change the bandage regularly so that it will not get infected.

How long should a cut or scrape be covered?

Once a solid scab has formed, you can take off the bandage.

When do I need to call my doctor?

Check with your doctor or go to the emergency room if:

  • The cut is deep, long, or the edges are jagged. You may need stitches and a tetanus shot.
  • The cut or scrape is from a dirty or rusty object. You may need a tetanus shot.
  • The injury is from an animal or human bite.
  • You can’t stop the bleeding with direct pressure.
  • You can’t get the dirt out of the wound.
  • The cut is on your face or near a joint, like on your fingers.
  • The skin around the cut gets red and swollen or develops red streaks.
  • Pus drains from the cut.
  • You have a fever of more than 100.4 F (in either an adult or child).

How do topical antibiotic ointments work?

Topical antibiotics are medicines you put on your skin to kill bacteria. Most cuts and scrapes will heal without ointment, but they can reduce scars and help the wound heal faster. If you do use an antibiotic ointment, apply it to your skin one to three times a day and then cover with a clean bandage.

When should I use gauze and tape?

Gauze and tape work best for large cuts and scrapes that bandages won’t cover. Ask your pharmacist which type of gauze is best for you.

How should I apply gauze and tape?

  • Wash your hands with soap and water. You can also wear gloves.
  • Gently wash the wound with a wet piece of gauze or washcloth.
  • Place a piece of clean gauze over the wound.
  • Apply tape around the edges of the gauze to hold it in place.

Create a First Aid Kit by Own

What would you do if you cut your finger while chopping vegetables? How would handle a stovetop burn, a spider bite, or a child’s scrape from a fall? Minor injuries happen every day, and most are easy to treat at home. But to handle them quickly and calmly, you need to know what to do and have the right supplies.

How do I make a first aid kit?

A well-stocked first-aid kit is a must-have for treating minor injuries at home and on the go. You can buy a first aid kit or put one together on your own. Keep your supplies in a sturdy, clear plastic box so you can see what’s inside.

What should be in my first aid kit?

  • Adhesive tape
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Allergy medicine
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Bandages in different sizes
  • Calamine lotion
  • Cold packs
  • Elastic bandages
  • Gauze rolls and pads
  • Hand sanitizer (for your travel first aid kit)
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Latex-free gloves
  • Pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen
  • Saline wound wash
  • Scissors and tweezers

Where should I store my first aid kit?

You don’t want to go searching for supplies when there’s a minor accident to tend to. Your kit should be easy to find. But it should be kept in a high, childproof cabinet, far away from kids. Keep one full-sized kit in a central spot at home, such as your kitchen or bathroom. Then put a smaller kit in your car or purse for when you’re on the road.

How often should I check my first aid kit?

Items can run out if you use them often, and medicines can expire if you rarely need them, so go through everything in your kit, and replace any empty or out-of-date items at least once a year.

Emergencies

Call on an emergency number for any medical emergency, including when a person has:

  • Chest pain
  • A serious allergic reaction
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Trouble breathing

What should I do when I call an emergency number?

Tell the operator:

  • The type of emergency
  • The telephone number you’re calling from
  • The address where the emergency is happening
  • Details about the person’s condition — what happened to them, the type of injuries they have, and what has been done so far to treat them

The operator might tell you step by step how to help the person who has been injured. DO NOT HANG UP until the operator hangs up.

How can I prepare for an emergency?

  • Keep a fully stocked first-aid kit in your home and car.
  • Have up-to-date copies of each person’s medical history in your home and car.
  • Post an emergency contact sheet next to each phone in the house. Show it to everyone who spends time in your home, including family members and babysitters.
  • Make sure your children know what number to dial and what they should tell the operator.

Emergency Contact Sheet

FOR AN EMERGENCY: Dial emergency number

Police, Fire, Hospital name & Phone no., Doctor’s name & Phone no., Family Contact Name & Phone no., Address, Work number, etc.

How to Do Yoga at Home

If you are fatigued, you may want to do a more restorative yoga sequence. If you’re feeling lazy, a more stressed, anxiety or not feeling fresh then sets of yoga poses may help you channel that energy. Many people like to do energizing yoga practice in the morning and a calming restorative practice in the evening. As you practice your first poses on your own, being present during your practice means allowing yourself to be aware of whatever physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts are currently arising. Be creative and spontaneous. If you approach your practice with a sense of curiosity, rather than self-judgment or competitiveness, you will find it easier to motivate yourself to practice.

What You Need to Get Started With Yoga at Home

The best reason to start a home yoga practice is that you don’t need much to begin:

  • Choose or create a quiet, uncluttered space in your home for your practice, and stock it with the essential basic yoga props – mat, strap, blocks, blanket, bolster, etc. Space doesn’t have to be large, but it should be quiet, clean, open, and sacred.
  • Get realistic goals, starting out with small pockets of time (10-15 minutes).
  • Begin with basic beginner’s yoga sequences and expand your practice as your skills improve.

That said, it’s your yoga practice – to build it to best meet your individual needs.

Which Yoga Poses Should You Do?

1. Chant a mantra

Chanting mantra is a good way to get into the right mindset to practice yoga. Even a small amount of mantra chanting can have significant benefits on the mind and body.

  • Consider starting your chant with an aum, which is the most elemental sound.
  • As you chant, you should feel mantra’s vibrations in your lower belly. If you can’t feel this sensation, try sitting up straighter.
  • You can choose other mantras as well. Maha-mantra, which is also called either the great mantra or Hare Krishna, can help you achieve salvation and peace of mind. Repeat the entire mantra as many times as you like. Its words are Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

2. Continue chanting or switch to silent meditation

Chanting itself can be a form of meditation, or you can choose to transition from meditation to silent meditation. Either way, you choose, you will reap the benefits of a mantra meditation practice.

  • Just allow your body to flow with what it wants. There are times when you may want to continue chanting or other times when you will want to meditate silently. The point is to not force your body.
  • Let your thoughts come and whenever they arise. This will teach you to focus and let go of anything you can’t control.
  • Any time you need to refocus your mind, you can repeat “let” with every inhalation and “go” with every exhalation.
  • Meditation takes consistent practice and is an important part of yoga. You will have good days and bad days and accepting this is part of the journey.

3. Warm-up your body with sun salutations

Yoga is an active practice, so it is important to warm up your body properly. Doing a few rounds of sun salutations, or Surya Namaskar can effectively prepare your muscles and mind to practice.

  • There are three different variations of sun salutations. Consider doing 2-3 rounds of Surya Namaskar A, B, and C to warm up. These different sun salutations will engage and condition your muscles for a safe and more pliable Bakasana.

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4. Incorporate different asanas

You do not have to be able to do every yoga asana in existence to have an effective home practice. Incorporating and mastering a few simple poses from each of the four types of asana can help you put together a solid home practice.

  • Make sure to start with easier asanas and move on to more difficult poses as you master basic ones.
  • Do asanas from each type of pose in the following order: standing poses, inversions, backbends, and forward bends.
  • Add a twisting asana to neutralize and stretch your spine between backbends.

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5. Perform standing asanas

After you’ve warmed up with sun salutations, do one or two standing asanas, or postures, to start. From mountain pose to the warrior series, these asanas build strength, stamina, and flexibility in your entire body.

  • Always begin any yoga practice in Tadasana or mountain pose.
  • Add other foundational standing poses such as Vrksasna (tree pose) or the Warrior Series, which is known as Virabhadrasana.
  • As you progress, you can incorporate other standing poses such as Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose) and Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose).

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6. Mountain Pose

  • Stand tall with feet together, shoulders relaxed, weight evenly distributed through your soles, arms at sides.
  • Take a deep breath and raise your hands overhead, palms facing each other with arms straight. Reach up toward the sky with your fingertips.

7. Warrior Pose

  • Stand with legs 3 to 4 feet apart, turning right foot out 90 degrees and left a foot in slightly.
  • Bring your hands to your hips and relax your shoulders, then extend arms out to the sides, palms down.
  • Bend right knee 90 degrees, keeping knee over ankle; gaze out over right hand. Stay for 1 minute.
  • Switch sides and repeat.

8. Bridge Pose

  • Stretches chest and thighs; extends the spine
  • Lie on the floor with knees bent and directly over heels.
  • Place arms at sides, palms down. Exhale, then press feet into the floor as you lift hips.
  • Clasp hands under lower back and press arms down, lifting hips until thighs are parallel to the floor, bringing chest toward chin. Hold for 1 minute.
  • Make it easier: Place a stack of pillows underneath your tailbone.

9. Triangle Pose

  • Extend arms out to sides, then bend over your right leg.
  • Stand with feet about 3 feet apart, toes on your right foot turned out to 90 degrees, left foot to 45 degrees.
  • Allow your right hand to touch the floor or rest on your right leg below or above the knee, and extend the fingertips of your left hand toward the ceiling.
  • Turn your gaze toward the ceiling, and hold for 5 breaths.
  • Stand and repeat on the opposite side.

10. Cobra Pose

  • Lie face down on the floor with thumbs directly under shoulders, legs extended with the tops of your feet on the floor.
  • Tighten your pelvic floor, and tuck hips downward as you squeeze your glutes.
  • Press shoulders down and away from ears.
  • Push through your thumbs and index fingers as you raise your chest toward the wall in front of you.
  • Relax and repeat.

Stretch Sequence

  • Neck rolls
  • Left and right-side bends
  • Standing backbend
  • Three Sun Salutations
  • Child’s pose
  • Pigeon on the left leg
  • Pigeon on the right leg
  • Utilize a Gaiam foam roller to roll out your joints
  • End in final resting pose (set your phone alarm for 5 minutes)

Yoga – The Art of Living

With the positive thoughts and efforts of Yoga and Pranayama of Baba Ramdev, we celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21. All of you should know the importance of yoga and make it a part of your life. Yoga pranayama concentrates in increasing the blood circulation of the body so that all the body parts are healthy. Regarding the importance of yoga ahead and some important postures. All these postures are so simple and easy that they are done while talking while watching TV and their benefits are perfect!

1. Mandook Asana

To do this easy, thunderbolt is easy (in the force of knee). Leaving breath out and bending towards the front! This asana is beneficial for diseases such as sugar and constipation!

Mandook-Asana

2. Vakarasan

In this posture, right knee bend with the left hand folded to the right foot! This process is repeated from the other side too! This posture brings flexibility in the shoulder and body!

3. Gomukh Asana

Place your left foot heel under the right hip and keep the right foot on the ground while carrying it on the left foot. After this, take your right hand from the ear and hold the other hand behind the back, doing this posture increases the flexibility of the body. It is also beneficial for stomach and diabetes!

4. Makkar Asana

In this posture, lie down on the stomach and straighten it by modifying one leg, this asana gives relief soon from the back pain!

Makar-Asana

5. Bhujang Asana

To do this asana, lying on the stomach with the force of both hands, it raises to the navel; It stays late and comes back to the same condition. It is beneficial for diseases such as spinal cord, back pain!

6. Shalabh Asana

To do this posture, lie on the belly and put both hands on the back and lift both feet from the back and come back after staying in the same condition for a while, this seat is stomach, constipation, and obesity.

7. Markat Asana

In this easy-to-reach, the two hands straight on both sides, keeping both feet above each other, folding the knees and keeping their right and keeping the head in its opposite direction! By doing this asana, the body’s flexibility increases, pain, and obesity are hand-operated.

8. Hala Asana

In this easy-to-take it takes a back, one-by-one feet are raised half. By doing this asana, the stomach decreases quickly, this posture also eliminates many other problems.

9. Pawan Mukta Asana

Laying on the back, turning one side to the stomach, turning it into the stomach. This process also works from the other feet. By doing this asana, constipation is removed and it is beneficial for all stomach disorders!

10. Paadvrit Asana

For this posture, a leg is rotated by lying on the back and rotates with another leg like this!

11. Chakkar Asana

This seat is very beneficial to reduce the stomach, it is run like a bicycle by placing the back on the backside.

Chakkar-Asana

12. Shav Asana

Lying downright whole body is left loose; It is felt healthy, healthy, powerful, doing this posture removes brain tension and the body is filled with energy and freshness!

13. Kapalbhati Pranayama

The kapalbhati pranayama of breathing in and out prevents you from stomach, dehydration and so-called internal diseases. Those who want to lose weight should do pranayama every day. Let’s read about its benefits and the method of doing it.

14. Anloom Vileom Pranayama

In turn, the one with a nasal cavity, in turn, is an effective force to keep the brain and body clean and healthy. The internal part of the body is healthy with the inverse incarnation of pranayama and doing this pranayama also eliminates extra anxiety.

 

Yoga Benefits

When talking about the benefits of Yoga, it can be countless and invaluable. Some of these benefits are given below-

  1. A yoga practice develops the ability of lungs, that is why people who are battling asthma and lung diseases for them Pranayama is a medication.
  2. High blood pressure and low blood pressure remove the problem.
  3. By strengthening the inner strength of the body, strengthen the digestive system.
  4. Refreshes and activates the body parts.
  5. Protects against heart diseases.
  6. Blood purifier also works and also increases the amount of oxygen in the blood.
  7. Yoga brings good sleep to you
  8. Blood circulation improves.
  9. Relieve all external anxieties.
  10. Helpful in focus.
  11. Increase digestion.

Best Exercises for Men Beginners to Try at Home – Let’s do it again

Exercising at home is, hopefully, something you’ve been thinking about while sat on the sofa, pawing at your doughy middle. You could get up 15 minutes earlier and squeeze in some exercise at home before work. Absolutely you could stock your new home gym with some muscle building essentials. Below is our collection of the best beginner’s exercise at home, coupled with an explanation of what makes that more useful.

1. Dumbbell calf raise

How to do it:

Stand holding a dumbbell in each hand, your heels touching the floor. Raise your heels off the floor and hold at the top of the contraction. Slowly lower yourself to the starting position and repeat.

Why:

Too many beginners are prone to skipping calves when it comes to leg day. Some guys are even getting surgery to fix it. Work this move into your workout to guarantee you’re hitting as many leg muscles as you would in the gym when it comes to exercise at home.

Dumbbell-Calf-Raise

2. Bicep curl

How to do it:

Stand with a dumbbell in each hand and, keeping your upper arms stationary, curl the weights until the dumbbells are at shoulder level. Focus on keeping your elbows still – only your lower arm should move. Squeeze your bicep at the top of the contraction then lower slowly and repeat.

Why:

This is the perfect move for developing those mirror muscles you crave. By keeping your upper arms stationary you hit the whole bicep for maximum growth.

Bicep-Curl

3. Dumbbell Step-up

How to do it:

Stand in front of the bench with a dumbbell in each hand. Place your right foot onto the bench, push up through your heel to lift your whole body up. Step down with your left foot and repeat on the opposite side.

Why:

By activating all of your upper leg muscles (glutes, quads, and hamstrings) it’s an entire leg day in one move. Plus, it’s low-impact, which is means you avoid the knee injuries associated with more explosive exercises.

Dumbbell-Step-up

4. Dead Bug

How to do it:

Lie on your back with hands above you and feet up so your knees are at 90 degrees. Straighten your leg until your heel is an inch from the floor and then return to the start position. Repeat with the other leg.

Why:

By extending your legs and hovering your heels you work on your core stabilizers, not just your abs. That means you’re building muscle you can use on the sports field, not just see in the mirror.

Dead-Bug

5. Bench Dips

How to do it:

Stand facing away from a bench, grab it with both hands at shoulder-width. Extend your legs out in front of you. Slowly lower your body by flexing at the elbows until your arm at forearm creates a 90-degree angle. Using your triceps lift yourself back to the starting position.

Why:

This is easy to do on a chair, stair or coffee table. It works the arms, chest, and shoulders and is great if you want people to notice that you’ve started working out as it builds triceps effectively.

Bench-Dips

Best Exercises for Men Beginners to Try at Home

Exercising at home is, hopefully, something you’ve been thinking about while sat on the sofa, pawing at your doughy middle. You could get up 15 minutes earlier and squeeze in some exercise at home before work. Absolutely you could stock your new home gym with some muscle building essentials. Below is our collection of the best beginner’s exercise at home, coupled with an explanation of what makes that more useful.

1. Push-ups

How to do it:

Get down into a press-up position with your hands placed shoulder-width apart and back flat, so a straight-line form from your head to heels. Lower your body until your chest is an inch from the ground then explosively drive up by fully extending your arms. That’s on repeat.

Why:

This move uses multiple muscle groups for maximum growth and strengthens your shoulder joints. Easily done as an exercise at home, this prepares you for progression to the more demanding shoulder exercises you’ll face in a gym, like an incline bench press.

Push-ups

2. Dumbbell standing shoulder press

How to do it:

Stand holding two dumbbells at shoulder height with an overhand grip – palms facing forwards. Ensure your elbows are in front of the bar and don’t flare out to the sides. Press the weights up above your head until your arms are fully extended. Return slowly to the start position.

Why:

This is a safer shoulder-sculptor than lifting from behind your neck. As a beginner, the aim should be to keep strain off your joints and protect against an injury called shoulder impingement syndrome. Missed sessions this early in your lifting career are especially costly.

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3. Dumbbell squat

How to do it:

Holding a dumbbell in each hand, position your legs shoulder-width apart. Keeping your head up and back straight, sit back into the squat until the dumbbells are an inch from the floor. Focus on keeping your knees over your toes and chest out – don’t arch your back or lean forward as you dropdown. Exhale, straighten your legs and return to the starting position.

Why:

Squats are an excellent all-around exercise and one of the best moves for building overall strength. Dumbbells let you concentrate on technique and work on your range of movement at low weight. Only advance to barbell squats in the gym once you’ve got this nailed.

Dumbbell-Squat

4. Farmer’s walk

How to do it:

Grab a heavy dumbbell in each hand – think half your body weight – and hold them at your sides. Stand up tall with your shoulders back and walk forward as quickly as you can using short steps.

Why:

Super simple with no need to worry about technique, this move hits your shoulder stabilizers, upper traps, and front deltoids. It also supercharges your grip strength, which will transfer strength to your other lifts too.

Farmer-Walk

5. Lateral raise

How to do it:

Stand holding a light dumbbell in each hand. Slowly lift the dumbbell to the side until they reach shoulder height – no higher – and resist the urge to cheat by swinging the weight. Pause, then lower back to your sides, slowly – you’ll build more muscle fighting gravity than letting it do the work for you.

Why:

If you’re doing exercise at home, this is the best move for visible shoulder development. The lateral raise isolates your medial deltoid, the middle of three shoulder muscles, helping to develop your shoulder width and mass. Perfect for creating the V-shape that you covet.

Lateral-Raise

Best Ways to Exercise at Home

If you don’t like to go to the gym, want to save money or don’t have much time to go out, then exercising at home is an easy and best choice. The following series takes you through a variety of choices for exercising at home, whether you have nothing but your own body and a pair of shoes or a workout room tricked out with every piece of equipment imaginable.

Body Weight Exercises – No Equipment Needed

The simplest way to work out at home is you just need to wake up early. There are many exercises that can help you build strength, endurance and burn calories. The downside is that, without added resistance, it’s tough to work hard enough to really challenge your body and burn calories. By going from one exercise to the next, take rest for 5-10 seconds, it will keep your heart rate normal, burn more calories and get the most out of your exercise time.
How to:

  1. Choose your workout
  2. Choose 10 different exercises
  3. Choose the length of each exercise (Beginners might start with 10-30 seconds or 8-16 reps, while intermediate or advanced exercisers might go for 60-90 seconds or 20 or more reps)
  4. Get Ready (Set up a timer or use a stopwatch, turn on some music or your favorite TV show and start with an easy exercise to warm up)
  5. The Workout (Do 1 circuit if you’re a beginner or short on time. Do 2-5 circuits for a more intense workout)

Sample Strength Circuit Training (No equipment)

  • 1 min: March in place to warm up
  • Squats – 20 reps
  • Front and Rear Lunges – 12 reps on each leg
  • Push-ups (on the knees or toes) – 12-20 reps
  • Dips with Leg Extension- 12-20 reps
  • Walking Lunge with Arms Overhead – 12-20 reps
  • Bent Over Leg Lifts
  • Planks
  • Bridge with Leg Drop
  • Back Extensions

Kids Healthy Food Plate

The child’s healthy diet plate is a visual guide to help children educate and encourage them to eat to keep well and stay healthy. The child’s healthy food plate, with the primary focus on the quality of the diet, shows important messages similar to a healthy food plate, but the children are designed to further facilitate the education of healthy eating behavior.

Creating a healthy and balanced diet

By eating different types of foods our food remains interesting and tasty. It is the key to a healthy and balanced diet because each meal contains a unique blend of nutrients – macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Kids’ Healthy Eating Plate helps us to provide the best food choices.
Divide the other half between the whole grain and healthy food, with filling half of our plate (and choosing them as snacks) with colored vegetables and fruits:

Kids Vegetables

More veggies – and greater variety – better. Potatoes and French fries are not counted due to the negative effects on blood sugar in the form of vegetables.

Kids Fruits

Eat plenty of fruits in all colors. Choose whole fruit or chopped fruit. Limit fruit juice to a small glass per day.

Kids Grains

Go for whole grains or foods made from processed whole grains. Cereals less processed, better Whole grains- Whole wheat, brown rice, quinoa, and foods made with them, such as whole-grain pasta and 100% whole-wheat bread-white rice, bread, pizza crust, pasta, blood sugar and one on insulin Genetic effect, and other refined cereals.

Kids Healthy Protein

Choose beans and peas, nuts, seeds, and other plant-based healthy protein alternatives, as well as fish, eggs, and poultry. Limit red meat (beef, pork, lamb) and avoid processed meat (bacon, daily meats, hot dogs, sausages).

It is also important to remember that fat is an essential part of our diet, and what matters most is what we eat. We should regularly select healthy unsaturated fat foods (such as healthy oils from fish, nuts, seeds, and plants), limit high foods in saturated fats (especially red meat), and unhealthy trans fat.

Kids Healthy Oil

Extra virgin olives, canola, corn, sunflower, and peanut oil from plants, such as salads and vegetables in cooking, and use healthy oils on the table. Limit butter to occasional use.

Dairy foods are required in small quantities compared to other foods on our plate:

Kids Dairy

Choose milk, plain curd, low amount of cottage cheese and other non-cooked dairy foods. Milk and other dairy products are a convenient source of calcium and vitamin D, but optimum consumption of dairy products has not been determined yet and research is still evolving. Ask the doctor about the potential calcium and vitamin D supplements for very little or without taking milk.

Water should be a beverage of choice with every meal and breakfast, as well as when we are active:

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Water is the best choice to quench our thirst. It is also sugar-free, and the closest faucet is easy to find.
Limit juice – Avoid sugar as much sugar as soda – a small glass per day, and avoid sugary drinks such as soda, fruit drinks, and sports drinks, which provide a lot of calories and virtually no other nutrients Are not there. Over time, drinking sugary beverages can increase weight and increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other problems.

In the end, like choosing the right food items, being active, adding our day to physical activity is part of the recipe to keep healthy:

Kids Stay Active

Children and adolescents should aim at least one hour of physical activity per day, and they do not require fancy equipment or a gym.

Healthy Food Diet

Healthy Food Diet is about balanced diet consist of all the necessary nutrients and proteins. Change your eating habits into healthy eating with these fantastic tips:

Make fruits and vegetables the largest part of your food – Half-plate quantity:

Try to eat lots of fruits and vegetable and remember that potato is not considered a vegetable in a healthy food plate because eating potatoes have negative effects on blood sugar or ‘blood glucose’.

Eat mostly ‘whole grains’ – one fourth plate volume:

Whole wheat and whole grains – whole wheat, barley, millet, jawar, brown rice or unprocessed rice, and the foods made from these, such as bread made from whole wheat – made from maida, white rice, and other processed grains have less effect on blood sugar and insulin.

Protein Power – One quarter plate volume:

Fish, chicken, lentils, and walnuts are the source of healthy and versatile protein – they can be put in the salad, and it gets better with vegetables. Red meat should be eaten less and should stay away from processed meat such as ‘bacon’ and ‘sausage’.

Healthy plant oil or ‘vegetable oil’ – In medium quantities:

Choose healthy vegetable oil, such as olive or ‘olive’, canola, soybean, sunflower, peanut, mustard, etc., and stay away from ‘partially hydrogenated’ oil because they contain unhealthy ‘trans fat’. Remember, due to only low or zero fat the foods do not become “healthy”.

Drink water, tea or coffee:

Stay away from sweet feet, eat only one or two servings of milk and other food items made of milk, and drink more juice every day than a small glass of fruit.

Be active:

On the placitum of a healthy food plate, the red part of the red color is to remind you, that being active is also necessary for weight balance.