We asked Coach Sarah to share some simple nutrition tips to help us keep our families healthy. In this video, Sarah offers ideas for fun, kid-friendly snacks that are easy to make and good for them, too.
by Coach Sarah,
Eau Claire Moms on the Run Coach and MOTRwell program facilitator
Did you know that sugars are routinely hidden in common household foods such as salsa, mustard, spaghetti sauces, mayonnaise, chicken broth, salad dressings, crackers, peanut butter, bread, bacon, and beef sticks? It’s no wonder we crave sugar and feel out of control with it at times. It is now estimated that Americans consume anywhere between 17-40 teaspoons of sugar a day! Am I the only one that thinks that’s crazy?! Picture a teaspoon of sugar. Now picture yourself eating 17 of them a day. Gross.
Sponsored post by Kim Plessel, MS, RDN, LD, Oakdale ObGyn
There are many conflicting messages about what to eat to feel healthier. So many, in fact, that most of us don’t even know what to eat any more. “Don’t give up,” says Kim Plessel, RDN, Oakdale ObGyn’s registered dietitian. “Instead, ground yourself in these time-honored, science-based universal truths.”
August is here, and that means it’s more important than ever to keep your family hydrated in the summer heat. But, maybe water is not your jam? Never fear! Our friends at MedExpress Urgent Care have seven other ways to help you and your family stay hydrated this time of year.
Before we dive in to how to stay hydrated, let's start with the basics. Why is hydration so important? "Whether you’re pedaling uphill in a spin class or going for a trail run, any activity that makes you break a sweat means you need to bump up the water intake. Why? Sweat is made almost completely of water, and it’s important to replace any of the fluids you are losing during your workout." Read more of the blog here.
Content courtesy of sponsor Oakdale ObGyn
While information is widely available about multi-faceted vitamin D, many women still have questions. According to Oakdale ObGyn nurse practitioner Carmen Stansberry, common questions she gets in clinic range from how much is needed, what’s normal and deficiency symptoms. “There’s still confusion, particularly in younger women who don’t see themselves at risk for heart disease or bone loss.” Read on to learn more of what you need to know and what you can do regarding vitamin D.