Archive for June, 2012

Paula’s Journal

Friday, June 29, 2012 9:43 Comments Off

I have no loss to report this week, but I didn’t gain either. I stayed the same, which is really surprising to me. I thought the scale would have shown a few extra pounds. My hormones are still out of whack! I am retaining fluid — I can tell because my wedding band is very […]

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Kids Theme Areas. Part 2

Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:31 Comments Off

Themed play areas for health clubs Because of an increasingly mobile populace connected through personal communication devices, the home is becoming less important as a logistics center for coordinating family activities. To accommodate this vast market of busy, mobile consumers, businesses across the country are modifying their public spaces.

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Kids Theme Areas. Part 1

Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:27 Comments Off

By offering interesting interactive play choices to children, clubs can increase their membership value to today’s family market. Owners and operators of fitness facilities long ago realized the benefits of marketing to families: Family memberships, on average, gross nearly double the profit of an individual membership.

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What is Proper Sit up Form?

Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:08 Comments Off

My 11-year-old son’s gym teacher insists that he perform the old-fashioned sit-ups: hands behind the head and legs straight. I read that these are now contraindicated. My son was sent to the principal because he refused to do them that way. Can you help me out with some information?

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Potty Training Advice

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 8:06 Comments Off

You are right — your son does seem to have good control of his bladder and bowels, as do most children by the time they are about 3. He is physically ready for using the toilet, but he hasn’t quite decided that he really wants to use the potty. His diaper is familiar territory, and […]

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Finding or Starting a Playgroup

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 6:52 Comments Off

The Millbrook Area Playgroup in Alabama and other groups suggest six sure-fire tips to finding a playgroup or getting a new one off the ground. Join the local chapter of a larger organization, such as the International MOMS Club. Some sponsor playgroups and other support activities for at-home moms and their kids.

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