Our brains work best when they have the right nutrition and enough sleep and exercise. For some of us, however, our brains can be slowed down by frequent headaches even when we’re eating pretty well. Taking pain killers isn’t always the best solution for frequent headaches, according to the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (via the Daily Mail), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps that can help you fight off the impact. What you eat and what you don’t eat can make all the difference in the battle against headaches.
Our skin might be mostly hidden much of the time, but its still our largest organ, and the largest part of our bodies that we (and others!) see. Beyond how the health of our skin impacts our appearance and self-image, it’s also the first line of defense in our immune system. Healthy skin goes a long way to regulating our body temperature, fighting off infection and managing our hydration. Do yourself a favor and make sure your diet includes the foods and nutrients that will keep your skin strong and lovely.
Our eyes are one of our most cherished ways of connecting with the world. They allow us to see the color of the flowers in spring, the shape of a loved one’s face. We take many cues about the world around us from our eyes, so it’s important to do our best to keep them in good health. While good nutrition is only one part of protecting your eyesight, it’s the number one recommendation on Web MD for taking care of your vision. Learn more about what nutrition is best for your beautiful eyes.
Did you know it’s National Park Week? Exploring a national park is a great way to get in some extra activity as a family, especially as the spring weather entices us to venture outside. Take a look at the National Park Service park locator to find a park near you to enjoy some excellent family time. Not convinced? Here are a few more reasons to plan a trip to a national park.
As we’ve been exploring science through food this month, we haven’t spent much time exploring food with science. With these two fantastic experiments presented by The Learning Channel, however, we can start to take a look at how our bodies process food to help kids begin to understand some important foundations of nutrition science.
Making food choices with the best possible nutrition is an important part of being healthy, but we can’t ignore the big E. Exercise. Getting enough movement is important for everything from disease prevention to brain health. To help you make the best decisions for your health, we’ve put together a few resources that will help you make informed choices about what kind of movement you should be getting and when.
If you’re looking for a way to take this month’s series on kitchen science projects to the next educational level, All Science Fair Projects is a wonderful resource. You can search projects by subject and your child’s age to find the best project. Many of the projects have enriching features that will help you not only enjoy a fun afternoon with your kids, but also fold the fun into what they’re learning for school.