Tuesday Night Tune Up!
When you've managed to make it through Monday and you're finally starting to get back into the weekly groove on Tuesday it's a great time to reward yourself with a little fitness and fellowship! Every Tuesday evening at 6 pm here at Caldwell Pediatrics we offer a FREE fitness class open to adults and kids. Fitness Warrior Theresa helps you stay true to your fitness goals while you make new friends. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces at Living Well with Caldwell, f
Exercise can make us smarter???
We all know we should be exercising…right? We know it can help us stay at a healthy weight. We know it can make us stronger. But what about our brains? Can exercise actually make us smarter? According to Harvard University and the University of British Columbia…YES! Exercise, especially the kind that raises your heart rate and makes you sweat, increases the production of growth hormones that help new blood vessels in the brain grow and keep the cells in the brain healthy
Come join the fun!!!
Our Friends at Healthy Youth Revolution ( a project of Pillars of Health) are sharing their Family Fun Days with the community! This Saturday from 10-12 we'll be hanging out with them at the Petersburg Family YMCA, and we'd love for you to join us! Come play, learn and munch on some healthy snacks! We look forward to seeing you! If you're interested in coming out to play or have any questions, please send us an email at POHVirginia@gmail.com. #fun #food #play #eat #health
Music to my ears!
If you’ve ever hung out in my office, chances are we’ve talked about blasting music and dancing with reckless abandon. This is one of my favorite recommendations for families to do together. I firmly believe (and the science backs me up) that having fun while being active is far more beneficial than doing a required task. Feeling joyful while moving your body also benefits the brain and the soul. Well…not only is all that moving doing your body good…the music is too! You’
Food on the run
Sometimes we get so busy that food becomes an afterthought. We need it every single day but life is often such a rushed set of events that we just fit food (or food-like things) into the short breaks we find. This takes a toll on our bodies and minds…and the bodies and minds of our children. Food is more than something to fill your belly. It is nourishment on many levels. If we are grabbing bags of chips or a sausage biscuit on the run, we are missing out. Our children a
We are looking for new HYR Super Stars!!!!
Healthy Youth Revolution (HYR) is preparing to kick off another awesome year for 2014-2015. We finished our first yearlong adventure in July...and it was amazing! We learned so much and laughed and played so much...it was one of the coolest experiences.....EVER! As we get ready to start up again, we need new kids and families. If your child is 9-14 years old and overweight or obese, you could be one of our HYR families. The intense program lasts a year and is an incredibl