You know that here at GPL we are always interested in learning how to best fuel our bodies. We have come across the new Superfoods that YOU need to look out for you in your diet…before the trends start! Moringa, Maqui Berries, and more, here are 7 Superfood trends coming your way…
Move over kale, quinoa, and coconut water! Uhhh, that’s so 2016.
Just when you thought you’d mastered the essential art of self-care, here comes perhaps the easiest way to help create harmony in your day and improve your mood. Nope- its not a mani-pedi or 20 minutes with a good book. Instead, you can eat your way into a happier you. Really!!*
a special feature from Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow, founders grandparentslink.com
A little reminder…
There is nothing worse than not being prepared when a medical emergency happens on your watch with the grandchildren. Keeping information readily available in the event of an ‘occurrence’, puts you one step ahead and acting swiftly in a smart, educated manner when it comes to your grandchildren’s health and treatment.
It’s so natural… the sun is shining, and the weather is warm and inviting and all you want to do is be outside. We don’t think there’s anyone who would disagree with being right there with you. But listen up, sun damage accelerates the signs of aging
(and no one wants that!), plus the integrity of your skin texture is compromised by with sun exposure. Need we say more about skin cancer?
Now heed another warning because chemicals found in sunscreen are under fire.
Big time. Mineral creams now are the way to go!
No matter what time of year, unless you live in a cave such as a grizzly bear, your skin deserves to have protection. The right kind of protection. Doctors and research concur – it’s important to be smart and wear sunscreen… every season.
Chemicals long used in sunblock are under new scrutiny — and may signal it’s time to start reaching for alternatives. Some of these chemicals enter the bloodstream at a rate that should require additional safety data. The four chemicals — avobenzone, oxybenzone, ecamsule and octocrylene — are among the 12 ingredients that the FDA recently flagged in its efforts to update sunscreen regulations. “Mineral sunscreens, as opposed to chemical sunscreens, are a better bet,” says New York dermatologist Michele Green. They contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide — which the FDA has deemed generally safe and effective.
Here are a few suggestions to get you on the right track
The freshest season is upon us- so stock up and enjoy all the health benefits of everything delicious in one serving! Smoothies are the ultimate way to jam pack as much nutrition as possible into one drink. These 6 Superfood Smoothies are the perfect meal and full of vitamins which will keep you energized and your mind sharp. The key is the smoothies must taste amazing or you won’t drink them! Try sneaking in handfuls of spinach (you won’t even detect it) since it has such a mild flavor yet is such a nutritional powerhouse.
Whether you’re 26 or 62, a restful night of sleep for many people is as unusual as catching a three-headed fish. Okay, maybe that’s not the best of examples, but let’s face it… there’s truth in that statement. But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to eternal exhaustion (or diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease- all conditions for which chronic sleep deficits can raise the risk). We’ve rounded up the most common sleep sappers that affect us all in life, plus expert tips for coping.
Go on and catch up on those long lost zzz’s.
Remember… your grandchildren are always watching your behavior and actions! They see what you eat, how you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat. Think about your eating habits, especially now as you are modeling behavior. With that in mind, consider these simple guidelines…
A little advice from nutrition expert Jodi Greebel will definitely keep you in the know!
Are the grandkids coming to visit and not sure what foods to buy? Don’t panic and don’t worry- we have you covered! Likely your grandkids eat differently than the way you fed your own kids. That likely means more snacking, no drinking juice, more concern about ingredients, food colorings, preservatives, organic foods, allergies and more. So, rather than trying to figure out what to buy, use this list below to help guide you. Below are some great staples to have at home that work with even the pickiest of eaters.
We all experience turns in life–some good, some bad. When the bad ones come along, it’s up to us to do something about it: to choose to stay stuck, or to turn the ship around. It’s up to us to choose.
You may be feeling you’re too old to make significant changes in your life. It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can always turn your life around. Even people in the final months and years of their lives can start in new directions. Who knows how far any of us will get down the path?