Issue 114

Keeping Kids Well Hydrated : by Sharon Natoli!

The recent focus on childhood obesity has turned much of the nation's attention to what kids should and shouldn't be eating and how active they are. However something that is equally important for children's health and wellbeing, though often overlooked, is the importance of hydration.

Keeping kids well hydrated is essential for good health overall, as studies show that dehydration in children can make it harder for them to perform well and learn at school 1. However children often don't drink enough to meet their fluid needs, even when drinks are freely available 2, which means they can be more vulnerable to heat stress. Children also have a different body composition to adults and are not as efficient at regulating their body temperature 1 making them even more susceptible to dehydration.

Kids will often wait until they are thirsty before they get a drink, or rely on others to provide them with drinks, and by this stage they may have already lost important fluids and electrolytes. Children who are overweight have a higher proportion of body water, so it is especially important that they drink regularly, particularly kilojoule free fluids such as Neverfail springwater, to stay adequately hydrated 3.

Childhood is a time of growth and development, and it is also the time when kids learn lifelong eating and drinking habits from their families and friends. So to make sure your kids get plenty of fluids each day, and help them recognise the importance of drinking from an early age, always pack a water bottle in their lunchbox and offer milk and lightly flavoured, low sugar beverages for variety and interest. The Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia recommend to "Choose water as a drink"4 and together, water and milk are recommended as the best fluids for children.

By Sharon Natoli, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Director, Food & Nutrition Australia,

1. D'Anci, K. E., Constant, F. & Rosenberg, I. H. Hydration and cognitive function in children. Nutr Rev 64, 457-64 (2006).

2. Sports Dietitians Australia. Nutrition and Physical Activity for Australian Children. Medical Journal of Australia 173, S1-14 (2000).

3. Haroun, D. et al. Composition of the fat-free mass in obese and nonobese children: matched case-control analyses. Int J Obes (Lond) 29, 29-36 (2005).

4. National Health and Medical Research Council. (Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, 2003).

Caring For Yourself During Pregnancy: with Merendi Health Fitness Rehabiltation!

Caring for yourself during pregnancy Pregnancy brings about a period of rapid development, hormonal changes, laxity of connective ligaments, and shifting of weight-bearing structures, which may cause pregnant women to experience low back pain.

Besides helping to relieve the discomfort many expectant mothers experience, exercise can help improve your general fitness and prepare you for birth. This is an important component of overall good health. The benefits of a specially designed exercise program for pregnant women may also be noticed during delivery. Improving the stability of the pelvis and surrounding musculature may assist in an easier delivery for both mother and baby. Modifications of exercises can be made during each stage of pregnancy.

To support the stability of the spine our body uses both passive (ligaments, discs) and active (muscles, tendons) structures. In order to help prevent and manage your back pain appropriate exercises can be used to help these structures better support the spine. A balanced exercise program should include exercises from the following fitness areas: cardiovascular, strength and flexibility. These exercises can be modified to ensure you and your baby are safe while you exercise. An Exercise Physiologist can prescribe these exercises to help you relieve and better manage your back pain symptoms. The benefits of exercising for back pain during pregnancy include;

" Reduced back pain symptoms
" Improve strength and condition of supporting structures
" Improve posture, body mechanics and body awareness
" Decrease fatigue and boost energy levels
" Contribute to an easier labour, delivery and post-partum recovery

So there is no excuse for not exercising just because you are expecting. You are most certainly able to continue with your current exercise regime and have modifications made to ensure you and your baby remain safe when exercising. If you are looking to commence exercise for the first time when pregnant you need to have a medical check up with your treating medical practitioner first, then you must consult with a health and fitness professional, such as an Exercise Physiologist who can design an exercise program specific for your individual and pregnancy needs.

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Sabotaging Your Success?: Check Out These Simple Steps!

Have you ever set a goal and found that you sabotaged your own success? Ever wonder why? Many people do that because there is an in congruency between their conscious and unconscious mind. Dr Milton Erickson, The father of hypnosis, said: A patient is a patient because they are out of rapport with their unconscious mind. So next time you find yourself behaving in a way that is sabotaging your success,

STOP and complete the following simple steps with a pen and pad:

1. What is my present state? Where am I in relation to my desired outcome?

2. What is not perfect yet?

3. What is preventing me from achieving my desired outcome?

4. What am I willing to do to achieve my desired outcome

5. What am I not willing to do to achieve my desired outcome?

6. How can I do what is necessary to achieve my desired outcome & enjoy the process? --

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The Nourisher Meets The Time Bandit Published by Joanne Hay,

Yesterday I saw a friend at the organic butcher. I haven't seen her for some time, she lives in the next town. She said "I'm really busy but I don't seem to be getting anywhere." I commiserated but noted, "I sometimes think that but when I look back on what I've achieved over the last few years, I'm astounded. I think our spirits are so enthusiastic and so deeply desire to give our gift to the world, we feel pushed to make it happen sooner rather than later." This got me thinking though. Am I being as productive as I can be? Am I managing my time well? (a question that haunts me often) Am I giving my gift as well as I could?.. .MORE...


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1 egg white 1/4 cup caster sugar 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 teaspoon ground ginger 30g Australian butter, melted 2 oranges 2 pink grapefruit 8 small scoops Australian Lime or Lemon Flavoured Ice Cream


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In the next issue of "Naturally Happy" - Back April 11!

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