While the thought of trying to fit yet one more thing into the day might be overwhelming, following a simple sequence of yoga poses can be a great way to help kids wind down at night or even get them moving in the morning. Certified yoga instructor Katie Schwartz, with UW Health’s Center for Wellness, offers a simple sequence to help kids get moving in the morning, or wind down at night.
A few tips when performing the poses:
- Make sure you have enough space to stretch out
without bumping into anything
- Listen to your body – if a pose doesn’t feel
comfortable, don’t force it
- Hold each pose for three breaths before moving
to the next
- It isn’t a race to finish – move slowly and stay
You return from a camping trip only to find your seven year
old is complaining that her legs are really itchy. The red, swollen skin could
mean poison ivy or poison oak. Should you be concerned?
While it can be hard to live with the itching sometimes, rashes
– also called dermatitis – are often not something to worry about although
there are times where they may need medical treatment.
Warm weather is here and that means lawn mowing season is in full swing. While it seems like a routine house chore, lawn mowing can pose danger for kids and adults. Take a minute to review the dangers that we need to be aware of to keep our kids safe.
an especially long winter, it’s finally time to enjoy the warmer weather, get
out the flip flops, and enjoy the great outdoors! It’s also a common time for kids
and families with diabetes to ask questions about foot health. Many of us know
someone who suffers from diabetic neuropathy, a complication of diabetes. Thankfully,
it’s rare for kids with diabetes to have foot problems, but it’s a good time of
year to pay more attention to their feet and learn how to prevent problems down
If only every child’s visit to the doctor was
easy and hassle-free, ending with a sticker and a smile. But that’s not always
the case — especially for anxiety-prone kids who dread shots or other medical procedures.
“Anxiety about being in a medical office is very
normal,” says Amy Stockhausen, MD, a UW Health pediatrician.