Kids Health Too Important to Overlook

June 2nd, 2020 by admin No comments »

Compared to the rest of the world, America is a fat country. We’re no longer a country full of fat adults, we also now have issues with overweight and obese children. Try as they might, it seems that fad diets and reality TV shows about kids health aren’t enough.

In truth, we can’t expect our kids to be healthy if adults aren’t willing to be healthy too. On the contrary, it seems pretty understandable of the condition our children are in. Their parents are passing down poor food choices.

These bad diet habits are making our kids not only big, but sick too. Kids are now getting illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Too many adults believe that children are immune to these things, but that’s not true. They are developing these diseases early and if something doesn’t change they will be unhealthy the rest of their shortened lives.

It’s heartbreaking to know that children around the country are suffering because their guardians are not enforcing healthy habits into their lives. While children may occasionally sneak cookies or get up in the middle of the night to have an eating binge, ultimately the parents are responsible and the ones to blame.

But something can be done to change things. Parents can improve their kids health by making a few simple changes. First, it starts in the grocery store. Don’t bring it home and your family won’t be tempted to eat it. You can’t claim you have a right to eat greasy potato chips but then deny your child the same privilege. That will not only harm your relationship with them, but it will also harm their outlook on eating for life.

Eat healthy and your kids will follow in your footsteps. They watch everything you do, say and eat and they essentially adopt your life habits. Buy more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In addition, get more active together as a family. Visit a park, pool or just take a walk outside together. There are tons of great exercise activities you can do together to stay fit and lose weight. Don’t just tell them to be healthy, show them how to be healthy.

These easy steps will make your family healthier and happier. While following these steps, you’ll notice a change in yourself and your child. And, the more healthy foods you eat, the less likely you’ll crave the bad foods. This will not only change your kids health now, but it will give them the chance to live a longer life.

Are You Sure You Have Kids Health Insurance Coverage?

March 17th, 2020 by admin No comments »

It should almost go without saying that your kids need health insurance coverage. Children and teenagers are acclimating their bodies to the diseases that they will come across almost every day for the rest of their lives, and as they go through these things, their bodies create the things that can fight them off in the future. In addition, kids are just naturally prone to having more accidents like broken arms and such due to having a lifestyle that is much more active, as they prove to themselves over and over again that they are not invulnerable.

But with all that said, it is truly alarming to read recent reports that indicate that more than 3% of the children and teenagers in the US either do not have kids health insurance or have had their health insurance lapse for an appreciable period of time over the course of the year. And this fact remains even after realizing that most of these kids have at least one parent with their own or employer-provided health insurance. If you care to do the math, that is about three million uninsured kids.

Why do parents allow this to happen? Almost certainly it is a financial decision rather than a conscious one. In these economic times, many people need to cut back somewhere, but they do not realize or fully appreciate the catastrophic financial burden they would have to bear if something serious were to happen to their kids, where they would utilize the kids health insurance coverage.

To a certain extent, it is a crap shoot. If your kids remain safe and do not get sick and do not sustain the very typical playground injuries, then you could say that paying on a health insurance plan is money out the window. But what happens when your young son breaks his arm or your teenager wrecks the family car in an accident? Would you like to be the parent who needs to decide whether they should provide very expensive medical treatment for their child, or to just put a bandaid on it and hope that it will heal itself over time?

The biggest problem overall is that most parents realize that they need a kids health insurance plan. Kids will be kids, and that includes the occasional broken bones, the occasional prescription medications, and the occasional mishap in the family car. Parents realize this, and if they don’t, it does not take long for that realization to set in.

But the assumption that parents make is that kids health insurance plans are just too expensive, and unfortunately, many parents feel that they need to take the crap shoot approach where they just hope and pray that nothing serious will happen.

Note the keyword used there – assumption. For parents who have not done their research, kids health insurance plans can be obtained for probably far less than you think it will cost. That does not mean second rate coverage or second rate doctors, but it does mean that there are plans available out there that can be customized to provide the level and amount of coverage you need, combined with where that fits into your budget. Even a low end plan is better than having no kids health insurance coverage at all.

Take the time to research what is available and make at least a little bit of room in your budget to make sure your kids are covered for health insurance. The question is not IF but rather is WHEN you will be thankful that you did provide that coverage for your kids.

Marketing, Promoting and Advertising Your Business

February 28th, 2020 by admin No comments »

One thing that goes without saying in today’s business world, is that regardless of the nature of your home based business, a website is an absolute MUST. Whether you have a product or service to sell, whether local or global, your business will go nowhere fast if you don’t have an online presence. If you need internet marketing help, you’ve landed on the right article. I’ll give you some home based business marketing ideas that will help you promote your business successfully.

The first step is choosing a domain name and getting it registered. You can build your own website (if you have the time) and host it yourself or you can have everything done by another company (if you have the money). Either way, you have many options and tools at your disposal that can align with your business plan and budget. Also note that you can still start your own home based business even if you don’t have a product or service to sell. There are thousands of individuals and companies that have products you can sell for them while earning a commission, called affiliate marketing.

Of the many business marketing strategies known to man, internet marketing is, hands down, the best strategy to use for promoting a home based business as it is the cheapest method and has the potential for reaching millions of people all over the globe. Driving traffic to your site through online resources is like killing two birds with one stone. You can tackle print advertising by writing articles and publishing them to directories and ezines and by submitting ads to the many available (and most of them free) classified ad sites. Online media advertising encompasses writing press releases and distributing them to press release sites. One of the biggest and most popular online advertising trends today is via social media advertising through sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn where you build relationships with your customers. Forums and communities are also great ways to build relationships which helps promote your home based business in the long run. Simply Google your market or industry with the word ‘forum’ or ‘community’ behind it and search for one or two that seem to be the best fit for you.

All of these methods of online advertising contribute to search engine optimization (SEO), which is to say improving your online visibility and escalating in the search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Your goal is to claim the #1 spot in the organic search results (the results on the left, not the right side which are paid ads). This is where your traffic will come from. If you are 800 in the list of search results, no one is ever going to see your site because very few people have the time or patience to scroll through 800 search results. Research shows that people typically won’t even scroll past 4 or 5 search results, let alone 800.

Can you grasp the importance of internet marketing for any business? If you are new to the internet marketing phenomenon and don’t know exactly where to start, there are many great programs or systems online that walk you through every aspect of marketing your online business. A lot of these systems were created by online entrepreneurs who have spent thousands of their own dollars trying to figure it all out over the years and finally DID. Their sacrifices have made it easier for newbies to become successful at their own online home based business. If you are new to running your own home based business, I recommend you find a great system (do your research, read reviews, ask questions in forums) and start marketing your home business from there. Don’t waste the time and money that so many of us have in going it alone, without a proven system, as it will just set you back further and hinder your progress.