Monday, February 20, 2017

Just Like Summer Camp: The Benefits Of Joining A Hobbies Community

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As people grow old, it's easy to forget about hobbies that one had as a kid when preoccupied with obligations and responsibilities. Fortunately, there are social clubs and communities that promote activities that adults can enjoy such as games, fitness programs, and cultural workshops. It is something that grown-ups should consider joining. These activities are great for promoting physical, emotional, and mental health.

These workshop communities can improve one's social skills and decrease anxieties about mingling with other people. Studies show that people who are open to becoming more social are happier. Getting used to social settings also helps one build confidence, which might just be the key to helping someone advance in a career.

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Adult hobby clubs also nurture an individual's creativity. Redirecting energies toward something productive enhances spirituality and promotes positive values. Moreover, it is also a way to keep the mind active and helps develop one's cognitive skills.

Even in many organizations, team-building or workshop programs are often provided because experts recognize how these develop other aspects of individuals that are important at work. This includes emotional intelligence and improving skills in communication, problem-solving, leadership, and interpersonal interactions.

Health, well-being, education, and the humane treatment of animals are some of the advocacies ofAdam Rosenfeld. Among his many roles is being a member of the board at the Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC, a community for fitness, culture, and fun for children and adults. Learn more here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Debunking Three Myths About Children’s Diet

Recent studies suggest that an adult’s overall health and diet are influenced by their eating habits in their youth. This implies the lasting impact of parents’ roles in their children’s diet. Parents then have to be conscious of the best eating habits for their children and separate fact from myths. Many local charities are founded with the goal of helping parents understand this. In addition, the following diet myths are being more and more debunked:

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Red meat and eggs are bad: Dietary restrictions for adults are not the same for children. Red meat and eggs, while to be restricted for adults, are not necessarily harmful for infants. These are excellent sources of protein, iron, zinc, and other essential nutrients. Discernment should be applied, however. The child should be fed freshly grilled meat and cooked yolks instead of fast food hamburgers.

Children prefer to eat the same foods: Parents need to train the eating habits of their children. It is true that children do enjoy eating some foods repeatedly but they also have a strong curiosity for other food items. This can be used to the parent’s advantage. Offer them more variety and instinctively, children will eat more. Prepare vegetables, fruits, and meat in interesting ways so that children will be more inclined to eat them.

A dish that has been rejected by the child must not be served again: Health groups have found that toddlers need to try new food at least 15 times before they take more than a spoonful of it. Parents should persevere and not acquiesce to their child’s preferences. Healthy dieting habits need to be introduced at an early age.

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Remember that dieting does not have to be a challenge for both parents and the child. The best recommendation is to make cooking and eating fun. Children respond more to happiness and encouragement rather than punishment.

Adam Rosenfeld is involved in various charitable organizations in Miami. His particular focus are groups that promote pediatric health and welfare. Learn more about the causes he supports when you follow this Twitter account.