Flashback to the days of enjoying peanut butter power snacks at the kitchen table and hitting the monkey bars on the playground until Mom reeled you in for an early bedtime. Doesn't your 5-year-old self sound like the ultimate health coach? Turns out, she is. “Children are inherently self-regulating. They listen to their hunger cues, they indulge without guilt and they're incapable of sitting still,” says Keri Gans, RDN, author of The Small Change Diet. “These are all healthy lifestyle practices that would serve us well in adulthood, if we implemented them.” With that in mind, we pinned down which kiddie habits are surefire ways to stay in shape, and how to make them work in your grown-up life.
Listen to your stomach When kids are hungry, they eat. When they're full, they stop. “We're born wired to obey our appetite, but somewhere along the way, those wires get crossed,” says Gans. Introduce stress, hormones—even boredom— and mos…
The plank pose is a great workout for your whole body, from your arms and back to your core. Watch this video to see Kristin McGee demonstrate the perfect plank form and give tips on how to add it to your routine.
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Combine two ab-strengthening workouts into one by doing planks on a stability ball. Fitness expert Kristin McGee shows us how to plank on a stability ball for sculpted abs. Watch this video to see how it's done.
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Planks are already a powerful exercise for your core. Make them even more effective by adding oblique-strengthening moves to the pose. In this video, fitness expert Kristin McGee demonstrates how to do Plank Hip Dips.
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A new study of 12- to 18-year-olds has found that involving parents in eating disorder therapy improves recovery rates for teens with bulimia. Normally, teens with eating disorders are given individual therapy, where they learn to develop skills to cope with the underlying causes of the disorder. Family based therapy, on the other hand, makes parents part of the process, teaching them how to offer daily support and reinforce healthy habits. Teens receiving family based therapy were much less likely than other teens to see their bulimia reoccur.
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Some stoners just love their glass, and they can never have too much. From show pieces to daily workhorses, new glass can be a big hit for any cannabis lover on your gift list. Be sure to check out the rest of our annual Holiday Gift Guide for Stoners for even more great gift ideas for every […]Holiday Gift Ideas for Stoners: Gifts of Glass | The Daily Chronic
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Adding a stability ball makes an ab workout even more challenging. In this video, fitness expert Kristin McGee demonstrates how you can do the Jumping Jack Reach move on a stability ball to tighten your core and boost your energy.
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Here's a great way to strengthen your obliques for a tighter core. In this video, fitness expert Kristin McGee shows you how to use a stability ball to do the Oblique Driving-Knee Crunch. Your abs will thank you!
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This exercise is particularly good for targeting your obliques, the ab muscles at the sides of your body. In this video, fitness expert Kristin McGee shows us how to do the Cross-Leg Diagonal Crunch, which helps tighten your core and cinch in your waist.
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You might not think of squats as being an ab exercise, but surprise—they also work your core. In this video, fitness expert Kristin McGee demonstrates the best way to do Body-Weight Squats to tighten your glutes and flatten your belly at the same time.
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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to advance the Sentencing Reform Act. The bill, introduced by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), and sponsored by thirty other Representatives, would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, expand the federal “safety valve” (which allows judges to use their discretion […]Historic Sentencing Reform Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee | The Daily Chronic
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Cannabinoids are safe and effective for the treatment of chronic pain, according to the results of a systematic review of randomized controlled trials published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. Investigators from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and McGill University in Montreal evaluated the results of 11 placebo-controlled trials conducted between the years 2010 […]Study: Cannabinoids are Safe, Effective for Pain Treatment | The Daily Chronic
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In this video, fitness expert Kristin McGee demonstrates how to do the Boat Pose for stronger abs. While it requires a bit of balance, this yoga-inspired move is terrific for sculpting and strengthening your core.
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Here's how you can take your leg crunches up a notch: Add a weight. In this video, fitness expert Kristin McGee demonstrates how to perform Advanced Leg Crunches, which use a 3- to 10-pound weight to better target your lower abs.
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Even though a large percentage of teens say they find it socially unacceptable, 27 percent of teens who have been in relationships have broken up with someone via text. A new study on teens, technology, and relationships has revealed that breaking up by text message is nearly as common as breaking up via a phone call, even though teens find the latter much more socially acceptable. The study found that teens who broke up by text did so because, for example, it was easier or because they didn’t want to face the emotional impact of breaking up.
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From fun to functional, here are some of our favorite gift ideas for any stoner on your list this year. Be sure to check out the rest of our 420 Gifts for Stoners for even more great gift ideas for every lover of the green herb on your gift list! The Safety Case, $49.95 “Inspired by travel and […]Holiday Gift Ideas for Stoners: Our Top Picks for 2015 | The Daily Chronic
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Growing up Italian, I had carb-heavy meals as the usual dinner fare. And while I exercised at times in high school and college, my weight would continually flip-flop: down a few pounds one month, then back up two months later. Once I married and had kids, any interest in going to the gym was gone; the baby weight never went away. By March 2013, I was 210 pounds, my highest ever, and it struck me that I would soon be 40, overweight and unhappy. So I decided it was time to drop the weight for good.
Real food = real energy
Using all the healthy lifestyle tips I'd learned from magazines and my girlfriends, I cleaned up my diet, swapping deli sandwiches with high-sodium meat and mayo for Tupperware containers of big butter-lettuce salads topped with carrots, walnuts, feta and homemade dressing. Tracking everyt…
TEMECULA, CA — Last month, the lawsuit filed by the family of Jesse Snodgrass against Temecula Valley Unified School District administrators for the teen’s manipulation and entrapment in a 2012 undercover drug sting was dismissed. The Snodgrass family previously filed a lawsuit against Director of Child Welfare and Attendance Michael Hubbard and Director of Special Education […]Entrapped Autistic Teen’s Lawsuit Against School Administrators Dismissed | The Daily Chronic
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A new Canadian study of middle school and high school students has found that teens’ nutritional choices can be influenced by their time spent on social media sites or apps, such as Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp. Specifically, greater social media use was associated with skipping breakfast and consuming more sugar-sweetened beverages and energy drinks. Increased screen time, in general, is associated with teen obesity.
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Last year, we did a comparison review of a few of the monthly subscription boxes currently on the market for cannabis consumers. Recently, we decided to check in with our favorite stoner subscription box, Burn Box, to see what fun goodies were being sent to subscribers. One of the reasons we preferred Burn Box over the competition […]Sunday Showcase: The Burn Box (revisited) | The Daily Chronic
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