Health Blog

Everyone can use a little healthy advice from time to time. That’s why we created Health Tips—blogs packed with great information to help you and your family stay well. Here you’ll find our doctors and healthy living experts sharing advice in areas like nutrition, exercise, heart health, cancer prevention and more.

Ask the Right Questions

Get a better after-school dialogue going with your kids! If the only answer you get is “fine” when you ask about their day, you’re not alone. But it also means you aren’t asking the right questions. Here are five questions that are sure to draw more details:

Top Your Burger Right

Eating less meat can have a positive impact on health, but registered dietitian Molly Sleger is not quite convinced that plant-based mock meat can transform cardiovascular disease in our country. New companies are promoting their plant-based meats. Fast food restaurants are adding plant burgers to their menus. These plant-based meat companies are suggesting that even meat eaters will want to eat this new menu item. 

Kid-friendly Dinner Ideas

Between piano lessons, after-school clubs and football practice, it’s amazing moms manage to serve dinner at all! We understand that back-to-school and fall activities schedules can hit families hard, so we’re hooking you up with a week’s worth of easy, kid-friendly dinner ideas to keep your busy kids fueled.

Back to Sleep!

Back to school also means back to sleep! The school bus is mercilessly on time come the first day of school, and a drowsy brain isn’t the way your kid wants to start a new grade. Even as little as 25 minutes less of sleep each night can lead to lower grades! So bedtimes need to start reeling in well before the year starts.

And if you think we’re only talking about the kids here, think again. Those Netflix binges will also come back to haunt parents who have become used to sleeping until mid-morning during the summer.

Family Summer Fun List

If you haven’t checked everything off your summer fun list, here’s your chance! August is Family Fun Month, which should get you plenty excited for quality time with your kids. The great news is that you don’t need to spend any money in order to celebrate – just carve out time with the ones you love.

If you need inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. We’re all about the fun here at Swedes! Consider these ideas: