Kid Fitness — This Week on Total Health Radio

Are there children in your life who are struggling with their weight? Odds are good that there are, because in just the past 20 years, the number of obese children in the United States has tripled. It’s tough – especially in this age of computers, video games and iPads – for parents to get their kids outdoors and active. This episode of Total Health Radio explores that challenge by laying out what’s really at stake for overweight children and how we can get young people moving even in the face of 21st-century technological distractions.

Is it the Blues or Something More? This Week on Total Health Radio

Everyone goes through the blues now and then. Whether it was a bad break-up, the death of a loved one, or being laid off from work, we have all been there. But how do we know if what we’re feeling – or what we see someone we care about going through – is just the blues or something more serious? The latest episode of Total Health Radio offers insights and tips on recognizing the symptoms of different types of depression and knowing when to get help. Check it out in the player below.

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So…how are those New Year’s resolutions doing right about now?

Medium Sized - GoodFadUgly_colorFor all of us who set a few weight- or fitness-themed resolutions on January 1, now might be a good time to check in on how we’re doing. Our friends at Total Health Radio have shared this infographic they crafted around their episode called, “Diets: The Good, the Fad, and the Ugly.” It includes great tips around evaluating popular eating plans as well as simple guidelines for how to make healthy eating choices.

If you missed the show when it first aired, fear not — we’ve embedded it below. Check it out.

Mom and Dad? We Need to Talk.

While watching our parents grow older is tough, the hardest part of it for most of us is the role reversal that takes place.  Suddenly sons and daughters are taking care of moms and dads — and that can often start with tough conversations on awkward subjects.  How do you talk with Mom about when it’s time to stop driving?  When Dad re-enters the dating world, what’s the best way to broach the topic of safe sex?  This episode of Total Health Radio is all about these difficult — but necessary — conversations we need to have with our aging parents.

Gut Instincts: All About Our Insides — This Week on Total Health Radio

We know, we know. Who really wants to talk about our insides and how they work? The thing is, though, we should. Digestion is a complex process, and it’s not always easy. Nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and most of them are women. So if you’re curious about keeping your insides healthy, and if you’ve ever wondered about the connection between our insides and our brains, check out this show. We have a gut feeling you’ll like it.

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Herbs, Hypnosis, Chiropractic…Oh My! All About Alternative Therapies

Complementary and Alternative Medicine — which can include anything from massage therapy to acupuncture — is the topic of this week’s episode of Total Health Radio. Harley Goldberg, DO, with Kaiser Permanente Northern California, walks us through the ins and outs of approaches to health and wellness that are not typically part of western medicine but are being used more and more as complementary therapies. Find out how pain can be managed with alternative medicine and why it’s so important to talk with your personal physician before starting any sort of herbal supplements. Listen!

Conflict Resolution in Kids – This Week on Total Health Radio

In a time when bullying has risen to even greater heights, whether on the playground or online, it’s worth asking the question: How can we best equip our children with the skills and behaviors they need to resolve conflicts on their own?

This week’s Total Health Radio features a conversation with Anabel Castrezana, a marriage and family therapist from Kaiser Permanente Southern California, who shares with us ways we can model empathy and healthy expressions of emotion for our toddlers and kids. Have a listen.

How’s Your Heart? Understanding Your Risk

February is Heart Health Month – a great time to think about your heart and the hearts of the women you care about.  This episode of Total Health Radio is about women’s heart health – and in it, we talk about how heart attack symptoms differ between men and women.  Check it out.

Mindfulness, the Topic of the Moment — on Total Health Radio

You can’t turn on the TV or search the Web these days without coming across someone talking about mindfulness. Time Magazine even made it this week’s cover story. But what is it, really? For a quick tutorial on what everyone is talking about — and why you may want to try it yourself — listen to this episode of Total Health Radio.

Exclusive bonus clips, as well as other resources and links to information on the topic, are available on Total Health Radio’s official website.

Childhood Vaccinations — Myths and Realities: Total Health Radio

As a parent, there is nothing we feel so strongly as the need to keep our children safe — and not knowing how to best do that can be challenging.  On the topic of childhood vaccinations, there are countless articles to be found on the Web, and for every recommendation for a certain vaccine, there also seems to be a warning.  This episode of Total Health Radio explores the myths and realities of childhood vaccines and presents what should be considered as you make your decision on vaccinating your kids.

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