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Classroom yoga for kids may relieve anxiety

Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school may help anxious third-graders improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a small study. Researchers worked with a public school in New Orleans to add mindfulness and yoga to the school’s existing empathy-based programming for students needing extra support. Researchers randomly assigned third graders screened for […]

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Make holidays safe for kids

A bit of extra caution can help prevent unpleasant holiday surprises. Toys, treats and lights can all add to the joy of the holiday season—if they’re used safely. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these holiday safety tips: Choose toys carefully. Make sure the toys you buy for your kids are age-appropriate. Check that all toys and parts […]

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Home for the Holidays: Don’t Let your Mental Health Take a Back Seat

There’s something about going back to your childhood home, or hometown that makes you feel like you’re a kid again. But not everyone feels nostalgic when thinking about their childhood. It can be very difficult for someone whose childhood wasn’t easy, or whose relationships with family members have been a source of stress and anxiety […]

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Stay Mindful with 4 Tips for Holiday Eating

shironosov/iStock/Thinkstock The holidays are a time to enjoy friends, family and food. And, contrary to popular belief, you can have all three without putting on the extra pounds! On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn’t dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the […]

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