Health Tip of the Day: Mar. 10

Smartest steps to feel well, eat well, and live your best life

“Children learn how to view different body types based on their parents’ comments. Be sure to only use positive language regarding different body shapes and avoid shaming words like ‘fat’ or ‘skin and bones.’ Emphasize character traits over appearance in conversations with your children. Teach your children to be active for the pleasure of moving their bodies and not to burn calories.” — Sarah Flessner, R.D., Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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