Monthly archives of “July 2012

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Teach Me How To Brushy and other kids health videos

Check out this fun parody of “Teach Me How To Dougie” called “Teach Me How To Brushy” from the Oregon Dental Association. This is a great way to encourage kids to brush their teeth.

 Teach me how to brushy

Pull-ups recently debuted their “Potty Dance” commercials. Have you seen this one? 

 Potty dance

In a past My apple a day post, we featured  “Pack It Up” made by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

What other health related children’s songs have you heard of? Feel free to leave us the link to any other fun videos in the comments. Education can be fun!

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Are you swimsuit ready? Eat your fruits and veggies!

How was your 4th of July? If it was anything like mine, you had a party with a lot of great food. This, combined with swimsuit season quickly approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to write today about weight management.

Eating a well-balanced diet gives your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and within a normal range. As you might have guessed, fruits and vegetables are the foundation of a healthy diet. It is recommended that adults get 4 ½ to 9 cups of fruits and vegetables each day. Make the most of these servings by including a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet, in an array of colors. Eat the rainbow so to speak. Read More

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July National Health Observance – UV Safety Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotchy skin.

These are just some of the reasons why we are proud to participate in UV Safety Month and help raise awareness of the risks of sun damage. During the month of July, join us in taking action to prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage.

You can take steps today to protect your skin: Read More