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Category Archives: Healthy Habits

Too Much Social Media: Bad for Teens?

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Parents have long suspected that too much time on social media is bad for kids. New research now confirms a link—although not a causative one—between social media use and poor mental health.

Canadian researchers studied more than 750 students in grades 7-12. They found that teens who use social media sites for more than 2 hours a day are more likely to struggle with mental health issues. These teens were more likely to describe their own mental health as poor, and to also to say that they had mental health support needs that were not met.

Selective Eating… A New Disorder?

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Is your child a picky eater? Research suggests that up to 20% of parents describe their young children as selective eaters. Is this just normal childhood behavior? Or is it something to be concerned about?

Many children balk at eating vegetables or other foods, and parents may assume that they will just grow out of it. However, research shows that selective eating habits may be associated with underlying problems.

Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

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Millions of people do not know they have diabetes, and millions of others are at risk of developing the condition.

Health experts have long preached the importance of diet and exercise in combating diabetes as well as other health conditions. But now the research is clear: to prevent or control Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), exercise and eat healthy foods.