Florida Blue Florida Classic Advances Health Education While Giving Back to Community

This Saturday, November 23, the 35th annual Florida Classic will be played at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, the largest football game and rivalry in the country between two historically black colleges: Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University. Florida Blue, the oldest and largest health insurer in the state, is sponsoring this historic matchup. I recently […]

Ouch! My Muscles Hurt! 6 Tips to Remove Lactic Acid Faster

When we work out strenuously, our muscles compensate for lack of oxygen by producing lactate, a.k.a. lactic acid, which allows the muscles to utilize glucose for energy. Once lactic acid is produced, it can remain in the muscles, causing pain and soreness that usually peaks between 24-72 hours after the vigorous workout. Unfortunately, anyone who […]

Using Sex as a Bribe? Women Do It—and So Do Men

We all know that women can and do sometimes use sex as a kind of bribe (not that anyone’s complaining). Researchers put the portion of women who’ve done it at 65%. The same research also found that 11% of men use the same technique to reward good behavior (again, you’re not going to find anyone […]

Getting Enough Exercise? Bet You’re Not

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults get at least 2 ½ hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (like walking) every week or 1 hour 15 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity (like jobbing). CDC. Also recommends that adults work on building strong muscles, too—something for all major muscle groups at least twice […]

Freedom from Fear and Worry + No Mind Left Behind + Feeling Like An Outsider

[amazon asin=1583334955&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Anne Marie Albano, author of You and Your Anxious Child
Topic:
Free your child from fears and worries
Issues: What causes anxiety? What’s normal–and what’s not; Annihilating anxiety; when and how to get help; treatment options, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication


[amazon asin=0399534555&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Adam Cox, author of No Mind Left Behind.
Topic:
Understanding and fostering executive control–the eight essential brain skills every child needs to thrive
Issues: How do children develop coordination, handedness, depth perception and other important skills; skills to emphasize during the magical windows of learning in kids, from birth through age six; what if your child has no interests in sports at all?


[amazon asin=1402748841&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Leonard Felder, author of Fitting in is Overrated.
Topic:
The survival guide for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider.
Issues: The importance of being unique and different; giving children the strength to be individuals and, at the same time, to navigate the subtleties of belonging and making good friendships.

Kettlebells for Martial Arts Training

Think that you can’t get a fresh, new type of workout from equipment that’s centuries old? Think again. The kettlebell isn’t just one of the best workout devices for MMA fighters, it’s also one of the trendiest exercises in gyms today. The best part about working out with kettlebells is that it gets the job […]