Jim Kaese Discusses Olympic Travel with USA Today

It's all Olympics for the next two weeks. USA Today contacted us to get our take on traveling like an Olympian throughout the year: Read story here

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Are you a healthy parent? Do you encourage healthy living for your child? Part ONE

There is no easy answer to this question; but there are two primary ways to try:

1. Be a positive role model for your children.

2. Educate your child about healthy living.

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Food companies are getting smart about healthy eating.

The two BEST pieces of advice for getting healthy?

Exercise first thing in the morning. If you miss some sleep, so be it. Studies prove that morning movers stick to their workout routines, get better sleep, and have an easier time staying healthy the rest of the day. Get it done first, so it gets done!

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A Healthy New Year Resolution: Kicking TV to the Curb

*Editor's Note: This post has been updated in 2023

According to a recent data Americans' screen time is at an all-time high...7 hours of looking at some sort of screen EVERY DAY. 

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Plastics in toys can be dangerous.

Editor's Note: Some updates made in 2023.

The potential danger of chemicals leaching from various plastics is an ongoing concern. We recently posted a very long, but through, article about which plastics to avoid. Read it here.

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Helpful information about dental X-rays. Read it to lower cancer risk.

*Editor's Note: Some content has been updated in 2023

Parents Magazine included a short blurb about dental X-rays in the November 2009 issue. And since many of our readers have kids, we think this information is worth passing along -- Consider the findings before your or your child's next appointment. Or consider taking a look at this article from Ask The Dentist that provides many answers about X-rays and kids.

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Kombucha. The original probiotic source and new superfood?

Kombucha. Kom-Bu-What? It's a fermented tea sold in many stores that has garnered a very loyal following. If you are a kombucha newbie, ask around your organic or "foodie" circles, and they'll likely sing the praises of this wonder beverage. Kombucha (kom-BOO-cha), has been called "the tea of immortality" for thousands of years! And at a very reasonable 30 calories per 8 oz (2 grams sugar), it won't break the nutritional bank!

WHAT IS IT?

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SIGG Update. How to exchange your bottles and get a Camelbak freebie.

We recently posted about the brouhaha regarding SIGG water bottles and the potential for BPA leakage from the bottles' liners. We've also recently posted about plastics and guidelines for understanding the risks.

ONLY bottles manufactured before August 2008 are affected.

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SIGG water bottles not so safe afterall? Liners contain BPA.

September 6, 2009: Athletic-Minded Traveler has posted an update to the SIGG water bottle fiasco. Click here for details on how to exchange the affected bottles and possibly get a FREE Camelbak bottle.

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Do you bike to work? You are eligible for a tax benefit. But obtaining it takes some work.

Beginning this past January (2009), bicycle commuters "can" get a tax benefit of a stipulated amount per month for their pedaling. I use the quotes because securing the benefit takes some work. Even though the bill passed over eight months ago, there is still confusion and frustration about how to best implement the program.

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