Archive for October, 2011

Can Texting Help Manhattan Beach Kids Eat Healthier?

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Can Texting Help Manhattan Beach Kids Eat Healthier?

Hello Manhattan Beach parents. I ran across an article in Women’s Day magazine with some creative suggestions for helping children lose weight and develop sensible eating habits. (‘Is My Child Too Heavy,’ Women’s Day, June 2011, p. 102)

If you are one of the many Manhattan Beach parents who is worried about your child’s weight, you might find these helpful:

  1. Have kids help you prepare meals. If they prepare healthy dishes, they are more likely to eat them.
  2. Encourage volunteering. ‘Boredom often goes hand-in-hand with overeating, volunteering keeps them busy and boosts self-esteem.’
  3. Limit eating to the kitchen table. Mindlessly snacking while watching TV or playing video games can add a significant amount of calories.
  4. Text a food journal. Handy texters (doesn’t that include every kid over the age of 12?) can more easily track their eating with the device they always have with them.

Manhattan Beach children’s health is a priority for me. I am health advocate Patti Langell of Manhattan Beach. I sell a nutritional product that kids eat like candy. My Manhattan Beach customers use xobiotic as a healthy treat for the whole family. To order xobiotic, call me at 310-200-7097.

Fun Family Business In Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Fun Family Business In Los Angeles Remember the days in Manhattan Beach when family businesses were everywhere? Did you ever visit a small grocery store where Mom, Dad, and kids worked together to stock shelves, sell product, and sweep the floor? Seasonal fruit stands, restaurants, handicraft boutiques, and dry cleaning establishments also attracted enterprising families in the Los Angeles area. You don’t see as many family businesses these days.

I have a large xobiotic network where the family business is alive and well.

Many of my affiliates have turned their xobiotic organizations into family businesses. They utilize all of their family members’ talents: website management, order processing, online marketing, and customer service. Running an MLM is a great way to help kids develop a good work ethic and learn business skills.

Even if you operate it on your own, your xobiotic business can certainly benefit your family. My family is happier since I became a Xe energy drink business owner in Los Angeles. When my network grew large enough for me to quit my day job, my spouse and kids celebrated. We spend a lot more time together doing the things we love.

It is a great time to start a family friendly career with xobiotic. Join my team today to enjoy the home business lifestyle. I can be reached at 310-200-7097 or

The Vitamin D/Sunscreen Dilemma In Los Angeles area

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The Vitamin D/Sunscreen Dilemma In Los Angeles area For the past thirty years or so, dutiful Los Angeles area parents have been slathering their children with sunscreen when the little swimmers or soccer players head out into the sun. Los Angeles area dermatologists and oncologists have urged us to be vigilant about skin cancer risks.

That’s all well and good, right? Then we started hearing about the importance of Vitamin D.

As it turns out, millions of American children, many here in Los Angeles area, are dangerously deficient in this elusive nutrient.

Vitamin D is important for bone health, cell growth, immune system function, and keeping inflammation in check. Ironically, researchers are finding evidence that Vitamin D can help prevent many types of cancer.

What’s a confused Los Angeles area parent to do? Los Angeles area pediatricians don’t encourage parents to stop protecting their children from sunburn, but many say that 5-20 minutes of unprotected exposure may help ensure that your child has adequate levels of Vitamin D. When it comes to sun exposure, a little goes a long way.

If you wonder whether your Los Angeles area child needs Vitamin D supplements, talk to your Los Angeles pediatrician or primary care doctor.

This site is for Los Angeles area people who are dedicated to improving the health of children in the Los Angeles area. I am Patti Langell. I sell a nutritional product that Los Angeles area parents can feel good about. If you would like to try Xe energy drink, contact me by phone or email.

Patti Langell
Manhattan Beach, California  zip code
90266    310-200-7097

Welcome To My Manhattan Beach Home-Based Business Blog

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Welcome To My Manhattan Beach Home-Based Business Blog

Hello! Welcome to the Manhattan Beach home based business blog. This site contains articles about home based businesses and other self-employment opportunities. We cover a broad range of topics including:

The best Manhattan Beach home based businesses
Advice for first time business owners
How to use technology to advertise your home based business
Expanding your direct sales network in Manhattan Beach, California
SEO tips for your online business
Managing your online store
Quality customer service

Hundreds of Los Angeles entrepreneurs have home businesses of all sizes. They range from one man or woman shops to large organizations with dozens of employees or independent contractors.

If you are a home based business owner in Manhattan Beach, we invite you to visit us often. If you would like to learn about the Los Angeles xobiotic opportunity, contact me today. You can email me at or call me at 310-200-7097 to set up a meeting.

Keep Kids Hydrated In Manhattan Beach

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Keep Kids Hydrated In Manhattan Beach

Children, with their smaller body weights and higher turnover of electrolytes and water, are very susceptible to dehydration. Most Manhattan Beach parents know to look for the signs of dehydration when their children have a stomach sickness, but even healthy kids are at risk for dehydration, especially when they are outside on warm, sunny days. The risk is particularly high for kids who play outdoor sports in Southern California, Los Angeles area, and Orange County.

Since dehydration is such an important issue in children’s health, be sure to insist on regular fluid intake before and during all physical activity. Opt for lightweight, loose, and light-colored clothing that covers as much skin as possible. Also, stay in close communication with coaches and make sure they are aware of dehydration risk.

Children who don’t exercise much, are obese, or who are sick, have an increased risk of dehydration. It’s important to allow all kids to acclimate to the heat when the temperature goes up in Manhattan Beach. Let them take it easy for the first few practice sessions.

It’s also important to help your kids recognize the symptoms of dehydration:

Dry mouth
Excessive fatigue

My name is Patti Langell and children’s health is a top priority of mine. I am the owner of a Manhattan Beach home business that sells nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at

Make Money For College In Orange County

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Make Money For College In Orange County

Hello Orange County college students. If you are like most Orange County undergrads, money is tight. Tuition, books, and rent require most students to work either part time or full time.

If you are looking for a way to pay for college, I recommend a part time xobiotic home based business. MLMs offer flexibility and valuable work experience for young men and women like yourself. Many California college students fail to look beyond the traditional student jobs: fast food, on-campus custodial, and summer nanny positions.

xobiotic is an equal-opportunity employer. Your age, gender, ethnicity, and prior work experience have no bearing on your chances for success.

Why not start a career as an entrepreneur before graduation?
Many California students have discovered why an MLM is a great college job. Contact me today for more information about starting your own xobiotic business while you are working toward your degree.

Patti Langell
Manhattan Beach, California zip code 90266

Rethinking Los Angeles Schools

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Rethinking Los Angeles Schools Welcome to today’s Healthy Los Angeles Children blog. This site is dedicated to promoting children’s health in the Los Angeles area.

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last 20 years, you have heard about the obesity epidemic among U.S. children.

There are many worthwhile programs in the Los Angeles community that promote healthy eating habits and increased exercise for our youngest residents. I came across an interesting article last week that focused on how the design of schools can affect children’s health in general and obesity rates in particular.

‘Many schools were planned without thought given to how students can safely walk or ride their bikes to school. Playgrounds have been cut from budgets. An overemphasis on competitive sports has created a disproportionate amount of funding going to a select group of high profile sports, while minimizing the opportunities for the majority of students who desperately need exercise.’ Joel K. Sims, AIA, “Designing Schools To Fight Childhood Obesity,” School Designer, May 2007,, accessed on May 16, 2011

Here are some suggestions for making schools fitness-friendly:

  • Incorporate features of professional health clubs
  • Partner with community fitness centers to create multi-use facilities
  • Combine electronic entertainment and exercise
  • Incorporate movement into lesson plans

As we plan for new and renovated Los Angeles schools, let’s take our children’s fitness into consideration. As Los Angeles parents and educators, we can also promote lesson plans that incorporate movement. I also believe we need to look at how our tax dollars are spent. Do competitive sports programs in California receive more than their fair share of available funds? Could we better use this money to provide exercise opportunities for all Los Angeles children?

I encourage you to raise awareness of these issues in your California city. The only thing that will spur change is if parents, educators, and government leaders work together to lower the obesity rates in our California communities.

Patti Langell

Orange County Kids Need A Healthy Plant-Based Diet

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Orange County Kids Need A Healthy Plant-Based Diet

One of the best things you can do for your Orange County kids is to help them love plant foods. Kids who are exposed to a wide variety of live foods when they are young are more likely to continue eating them when they are grown.

Why are plant foods so important for Orange County families?

Plant-based foods have vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and protein. Live foods are generally low-fat, low-sodium, and, if unprocessed, have less toxins than processed foods.

Let’s help our Orange County kids eat better than most of us Orange County adults have eaten for the past three generations.

There is more to a plant-based diet than broccoli and carrots. Here are some plant-based meal and snack ideas to inspire you:

  • Legumes: beans, peas, lentils (hummus, black bean burritos, vegetarian chile)
  • Nuts and seeds: pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, (sunflower seeds on salads, granola with almonds, trail mix with nuts instead of M&Ms)
  • Whole grains: barley, spelt, millet, rye, quinoa, brown rice (spelt bread, whole wheat pasta, stir-fry with brown rice)
  • Fresh and dried fruit: bananas, berries, citrus, melons (blueberry barley pancakes, fruit plate with yogurt-honey dip, dried apricots in brown bag lunches)
  • Veggies: (mashed sweet potatoes, spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette, pizza with green pepper, mushrooms and onion instead of pepperoni)

One of my favorite foods is made from the super-nutritious cacao plant. It is high in antioxidants and taste like candy. To try Xe energy drink, contact me today.

Patti Langell
Manhattan Beach, California     zip code 90266