Category: Well in Your 20s & 30s

Conversations for those in their 20s and 30s

3 Tips to Avoid Infections in Simple Cuts and Scrapes

Cuts like this might look nasty, but infections make them even worse.Playing outside is a normal part of growing up. Whether your kids are involved in organized sports a few nights a week or they just like to run around in the backyard whenever they can, exercise and fresh air are never terrible options for growing children.

However, some helicopter parents might want to protect their little ones a little too much, and even the idea of simple cuts and scrapes can be enough to make parents want to put a bubble around their kids.

Take Pleasure in Eating – The Clean Way

Clean eatingGuest blogger: Maisie Ostrye, MS, RD, LDN

If you’ve read any blog, newspaper or magazine lately, you’ve probably heard of something called “clean eating.” The world of nutrition is full of buzzwords and trends, and clean eating seems to be shall we say, “trending” as of late.

So, what is this trendy nutrition term all about?

Ready or Not, Hospital Here We Come!

Guest Blogger: Melissa Luman, MS, CCLS, Manager, Child Life Program, healthy teddy bearUMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center

As a parent you might picture your child’s first hospital experience in your mind. Maybe you imagine your child calmly holding still, everything goes smoothly, life is grand, and you are eating ice cream on the way home. Or maybe you picture your child crying and hiding under the chair screaming words you thought they didn’t know, while you lovingly try to coax them out. Meanwhile, you want to pull your hair out and find yourself wondering if the doctor can medicate parents. Whether you feel ready or not, sometimes a hospital visit is necessary, and there are things you can do to help make it easier.

Riding into Family Fun

boy riding bikeCelebrate National Bike Month by taking your children out for a bicycle ride around the local park or a bike trail. May is a perfect time to enjoy a family bike ride, before the summer heat sets in. According to Men’s Fitness, cycling is a lower-risk form of cardiovascular exercise and is low impact, so it’s easier on your legs, ankles, knees and feet. It’s also an awesome way for your family to get exercise and have fun while doing it!