Thursday, 12 April 2018

Trekking for Afrika

Inspired by project Move up to be healthy and happy Municipality Forte dei Marmi continiue their journej with healthy and active lifestyle.
Summary of a wonderful day ... Trekking for Afrika.
A pleasant walk for adults and children, games, laughter, fun and solidarity organized by the Friends of the Via Francigena of Pietrasanta in favor of Amici di Francesco and Amici del Mondo attended by children from the project the Move Up from Forte dei Marmi with their friends, brothers and sisters.




















Monday, 9 April 2018

Fats


Be smart about fat!

Kids need healthy fats, and plenty of them, in their diet. Healthy fat helps kids fill up (and stay full), concentrate better, and improve their mood.

Healthy fats for kids:

Monounsaturated fats, from olive oil, avocados, nuts (like almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans), and seeds (such as pumpkin, sesame).

Polyunsaturated fats, including Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines, or in flaxseed and walnuts.

Healthy saturated fats. While many health organizations maintain that eating saturated fat from any source poses a health risk, research shows that eating whole-milk dairy products is linked to less body fat and lower levels of obesity. Adding a little saturated fat—such as butter—to cooked vegetables will not only improve the taste but also help to fill your kids up.

Unhealthy fats:

Trans fats, found in vegetable shortenings, some margarines, crackers, candies, cookies, snack foods, fried foods, baked goods, and other processed foods made with “partially hydrogenated” vegetable oils, even if they claim to be trans-fat-free. No amount of trans fat is safe. 


Monday, 26 March 2018

Couch potato


Don’t be a couch potato!
Get kids, and yourself, off the sofa and out the door. The Mayo Clinic reports that kids who watch more than an hour or two of television a day are at greater risk for a number of health problems, including:

  • impaired performance at school

  • behavioral difficulties, including emotional and social problems and attention disorders

  • obesity or being overweight
  • irregular sleep, including trouble falling asleep and resisting bedtime
  • less time to play

World Health Organisation recommends 60 minutes of physical activity for children every day! Don’t waste your children’s life and give a good example! You don’t have to spend a lot of money for sport – you can just take your kid for a walk, jogging or play on fresh air in hide and sick.
Motivate yourself and your kid will follow you!