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2016 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine November 2016 Parenting Worth Noting

How to Balance Your Child’s Daily Screen Time

While the constant glow of the screen might be harmful, in moderation, kids are engaging in skills they could use for the future. Parents can provide a variety of opportunities for play to help children use their minds in different ways. ...
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2016 Editions Fitness Food Health Magazine November 2016 Worth Noting

Choose the Perfect Post-Workout Snack

You walked or ran your legs off, biked until you dropped, lifted your body weight at the gym, and swam a distance equivalent to circling the globe. Now it is time to refuel.

It may seem counterintuitive to eat and drink after working hard to tone your body and burn calories, but a workout takes its toll on your muscles and other body systems. The key to responsible refueling is to make smart selections that provide the necessary recovery without packing on excess calories that cancel out your effort.

Most experts agree that protein plays a key role in helping repair and build muscle, regardless of whether it comes from a shake, a glass of milk, or an energy bar. Choose foods with low to moderate sugar content and aim for 10-20 grams of protein for your post-workout snack.

Exercise may work up an appetite, but a snack that promotes satiety without making you feel over-full is an effective way to nix the temptation to overeat later in the day. Reach for a snack that combines protein and carbs, such as a handful of nuts and string cheese, hummus and veggies, or a container of nonfat Greek yogurt. Rehydrate with a refreshing food that has high water content, such as watermelon. At 92 percent water, watermelon is an ideal workout buddy for rehydrating, refueling, and recovering.

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2014 Editions Magazine October 2014 Worth Noting

Parents — Be Car Care Aware

With the weather soon changing from fall to winter, it’s a good idea to know how to maintain your car. The “Car Care Guide” explains typical preventative maintenance, such as when to change the oil, replace brakes, wiper blades and other essential parts. It also provides answers on how to adjust driving and car care habitats to save money on fuel.

Visit carcare.org to get this free 20-page resource from the Car Care Council sent to your home.

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Parent Tip of the Week: 5 Ways to Stay Healthily Hydrated This Winter

Whether you're skiing or just taking a walk on a brisk day, these are simple tips to help you stay hydrated throughout the winter season and beyond. ...
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Girls on the Run 5k will be held on November 16

Girls on the Run of Greater Summit is a 10-week, curriculum-based program that focuses on improving confidence of young girls. The 600 participants celebrate their accomplishments during a 5K Run on Sunday. ...
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Return to the Ice Age at Geauga Park District’s West Woods Nature Center

The exhibit provides a Geauga County focus on some of the region's Ice Age animals that are now extinct, some still found in northern regions of the world, and some that survived to the modern day as local wildlife. ...
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Kids Have ‘Minion’ Fun at the Mentor Library

Dozens of minions-in-training descended last Wednesday upon the library's Read House to practice their mischief-making. There are still several activities scheduled for the summer reading program. ...
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Cuyahoga County Public Library Plans Top Dog Photo Contest

In honor of National Library Card Sign-Up Month and comic book hero Snoopy, Cuyahoga County Public Library is on the hunt for its own official canine champion. The system invites Cuyahoga County residents ages 18 and older to enter a furry friend in the contest this month. ...
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