Back to School Tips

School is back in session. Kids are spending more and more time in places that you can’t always control.  You work hard to make sure your kids are as safe as they can be.  You know the importance of safety in the sun. Of eating healthy and balanced meals and teaching about strangers and bullies. Staying on top of their eye health is important too.  For those concerned parents, refine your approach with these tips. Screen Time Limiting screen time [...continue reading]

Why Is My Family So Tired? Could It Be Our Devices?

Being tired is a common experience for modern families. From parents who work, sometimes multiple jobs, to teenagers with classes of reading and homework, to school-age children with activities multiple nights of the week, tiredness can be common. But what if there was something else you could do about all of that exhaustion?  Something that didn’t mean changing the family schedule and hiring someone to do your laundry? If you are feeling fatigued, it could be due Stress Time Management [...continue reading]

How Lightbulbs Are Impacting Your Sleep

While any kind of light can suppress the production of the sleep chemical melatonin, some light does so more than others.  A study out of Harvard showed that exposure to blue light, compared to green light, suppressed melatonin for about twice as long. It also shifted circadian rhythms by twice as much.  These shifts make it hard to fall and stay asleep each night.  In another study, people were exposed to either blue or green light. The individuals exposed to [...continue reading]

Gamers Need Glasses

People who play games on computers and devices often stare at the screen for hours at a time.  It is common for gamers to stay engaged in a game constantly, so as not to miss any action. Many gamers report a great sense of socializing with others while playing. They note faster reaction time and better fine motor skills. Gamers are also known to have better spatial reasoning skills than others.  But all of this time in front of a [...continue reading]

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