Items Tagged ‘wellness’

Tips to get kids moving

July 29, 2016

Tips to get kids moving

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Pokémon Go is getting many kids off the couch this summer, but the online game is far from the only option for physical activity. Here are some ideas from P.E. teachers affiliated with the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity and helping students develop healthy fitness habits […]

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Tags: childhood obesity, circuit program, exercise, exercise tips, fitness, overwieight, physical education, physical fitness, summer vacation, wellness


Fireworks safety: Protect yourself this Independence Day

July 3, 2016

Fireworks safety: Protect yourself this Independence Day

By uclahealth uclahealth

Fireworks and the Fourth of July go hand in hand, but the exciting displays come with some risk. In 2014, over 10,000 Americans were treated in U.S. emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries, according to the most recent annual figures from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. As regulations on fireworks sales have eased over the […]

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Tags: firework safety, fireworks, health, holiday, independence day, professional fireworks, safety, wellness


Grill smart: Stay safe at summer barbecues

July 1, 2016

Grill smart: Stay safe at summer barbecues

By uclahealth uclahealth

With summer in full swing, July is primetime for firing up the grill. Keep your barbecue parties safe with these six tips: Choose your location wisely Both gas and charcoal grills should only be used outside. Keep the grill away from your house, deck rails and overhanging trees. Maintain a 3-foot safe zone around the […]

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Tags: 4th of july, barbeque, grilling, grilling safety, grilling tips, health, healthy living, holiday, meat cooking, wellness


7 Food swaps for better nutrition

March 24, 2016

7 Food swaps for better nutrition

By uclahealth uclahealth

March is National Nutrition Month, an information and education campaign created in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to educate Americans about making wise food choices and developing healthy eating and exercise habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month honors the expertise of registered dietitians as the definitive food and nutrition experts. The key […]

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Tags: diet, healthy eating, nutrients, nutrition, nutrition facts, wellness


The nutrition facts panel: what you really need to know

March 24, 2016

The nutrition facts panel: what you really need to know

By uclahealth uclahealth

Want to count calories? Figure out how much protein you’re getting? Each packaged food sold in the U.S. has a nutrition facts panel printed on its label, and that holds the key to understanding what you’re really eating. Here’s what each nutrition facts label can tell you. Serving Size The first bit of information under the large, bold “Nutrition […]

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Tags: calories, food labels, nutrients, nutrition facts, serving size, wellness


Sleep on this: 6 important facts about sleep

March 11, 2016

Sleep on this: 6 important facts about sleep

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sleep on This: 6 Important Facts About Sleep Whether you’re one of the few who sleep like a baby or are constantly playing catch up, your sleep habits play a critical role in your health. Our bodies not only need to recharge, but our brains also need time to process the day’s activities. So how […]

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Tags: brain, brain health, Dr. Itzhak Fried, dreams, insomnia, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, REM sleep, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, Tumaini Rucker Coker, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center


5 Small Changes You Can Make Today to Stay Heart Healthy

February 24, 2016

5 Small Changes You Can Make Today to Stay Heart Healthy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Your heart health matters. Most people only get one heart, and taking care of its health will ensure that it keeps pounding away for a long time to come! If you’re ready to develop a healthier lifestyle that keeps your heart in mind, check out these five small changes you can make today to stay […]

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Tags: healthy heart, healthy living, heart health, lower sodium diet, smoking, weight, wellness