Archive for April, 2012

Los Angeles Parents: Think Twice Before Buying A Used Car Seat

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Los Angeles Parents: Think Twice Before Buying A Used Car Seat

In these days of rising prices and shrinking paychecks, Los Angeles parents are trying to save money wherever they can. They shop sales for food, clothes, school supplies, and other necessities.

Many Los Angeles thrift stores have seen their business increase in the past few years as parents have discovered how much money they can save by buying used items. Perfectly good toys, clothes, books, sports gear, and children’s furniture can be purchased for a fraction of retail price at Los Angeles thrift stores.

One place Los Angeles parents should not scrimp, however, is on their child’s car seat. If you are considering buying a used child safety seat, make sure it comes with the user’s manual, the model number, and date of manufacture. You want to be certain that you know the complete history of the car seat. Check to see if it is on the list of recalled products. (Information at http://www.carseat.org/Recalls/recall.shtml.) If it has ever been involved in anything more severe than a low-speed fender bender, don’t buy it.

For more information about children’s safety in Los Angeles, or my favorite nutritional product, contact me today at 310-200-7097.

Patti Langell
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310-200-7097
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‘Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!’

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

'Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!' Do your children’s Los Angeles school teachers reward good behavior with candy or cookies? Don’t you think it’s a little strange to reward Manhattan Beach children with something that is bad for them?

Using unhealthy food as a token of merit undermines Los Angeles nutrition education and encourages over-consumption of foods high in added sugar and fat. It can also set a precedent for emotional eating, prompting California kids to eat when they’re not really hungry.

According to a recent study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool age children and tripled for children aged 6-11 years. In short, about 20 percent of children are obese. Our children here in Southern California, Los Angeles area, and Orange County are no exception.

As a child health advocate based in Manhattan Beach, I encourage all California parents to use non-food alternatives when rewarding good behavior.

 

I reward my kids with a trip to the Southern California library or more outside play time. Food is used to fuel our bodies, not to reward us for doing things we should be doing anyway.

When my kids have had an active day at their favorite Southern California park we refuel with nuts and blueberries, which are loaded with antioxidants. Another favorite snack we like to eat to recharge is made from the cacao plant and is also packed with antioxidants.

For more information about this delicious Los Angeles kid-friendly snack and other children’s favorites, please contact me today. Thanks for visiting my Manhattan Beach children’s nutrition blog.

health advocate Patti Langell
Manhattan Beach, California 90266 310-200-7097 yeahchocolate@live.com
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Los Angeles Injuries: Get The Ice, Fast!

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Los Angeles Injuries Get The Ice Fast!

If your Los Angeles kids are active on the field, the court, or in your own backyard, chances are you have dealt with many bumps, bruises, and sprains. Prompt medical care can make all the difference when it comes to how quickly an injury heals.

Despite medical advancements, when it comes to a sprain, strain, break, or bruise, the best way to reduce pain and swelling is the same as when you were a kid: apply ice.

For the best DIY ice bag, fill a zip-top bag with ice cubes or crushed ice and a little water. The liquid will help the bag conform to the body and distribute the cold evenly. You can also use the frozen peas trick, which does essentially the same thing.

Don’t apply the bag to bare skin, however. This could cause frostbite or even a burn. Wrap the pack in a thin towel or article of clothing.

Don’t take the ice off too soon. Removing it after just a few minutes, when the skin is cold to the touch, won’t have a lasting effect. Leave ice on the injury until the area goes numb, but not more than 20 minutes. Repeat this once an hour for up to four hours.

Remember to get the ice on as soon as possible. Preventing and reducing inflammation speeds up the healing process. The sooner you get ice on it, the sooner your Los Angeles child will be back in action.

For more information on children’s health, or to learn about xobiotic, a nutritious snack, contact me today!

Patti Langell, health advocate
http://mxi.myvoffice.com/yeahchocolate/
310-200-7097
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I am Patti Langell, and I am a Manhattan Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xe energy drink and xobiotic online and in Manhattan Beach, Southern California, Los Angeles area, and Orange County. Our valued Los Angeles customers recommend xobiotic because xobiotic allows me to eat guilt-free chocolate and make money at the same time.

x-treme xocaity is also a fantastic Xe energy drink home-based business in the Los Angeles area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about x-treme xocaity, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/yeahchocolate/.

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Individual vs. Team Sports For Los Angeles Kids

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Individual vs. Team Sports For Los Angeles Kids

There are growing numbers of kids in the Manhattan Beach area involved in team sports. Participating in these activities can be a very positive experience for Los Angeles kids. They can enhance health and fitness, social maturity, and even cognitive development.

What if your child doesn’t want to participate in organized team sports in your California community? Perhaps they have yet to develop the skills necessary or find team sports too competitive or intimidating.

Fortunately, Manhattan Beach children who participate in individual sports or even simple playful activities can receive the same benefits. With a team, the child has a coach to guide and encourage them in the chosen sport. Absent the team and coach, the guidance can come from the active role parents play in their child’s chosen sport.

California parents who playfully nurture their child by playing catch, shooting baskets, or tossing pitches, encourage skill and personal development without the possible downsides of competition.

Many parents in Los Angeles are organizing non-competitive sports groups. These allow kids to experience sports, meet new friends, and enjoy the improved health and fitness that comes from being active.

My name is Patti Langell and I am a local Xe energy drink representative. I advocate for children’s health and would love to talk to you today. Call me to learn more about kids health and xobiotic.

health advocate Patti Langell
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
310-200-7097
yeahchocolate@live.com
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Join x-treme xocaity today!

I am Patti Langell, and I am a Manhattan Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xe energy drink and xobiotic online and in Manhattan Beach, Southern California, Los Angeles area, and Orange County. Our valued Los Angeles customers recommend xobiotic because xobiotic allows me to eat guilt-free chocolate and make money at the same time.

x-treme xocaity is also a fantastic Xe energy drink home-based business in the Los Angeles area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about x-treme xocaity, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/yeahchocolate/.

Call me at 310-200-7097 to own your own Xe energy drink business in Manhattan Beach, Southern California, Los Angeles area, or Orange County.

Homemade Activities For Manhattan Beach Kids

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Homemade Activities For Manhattan Beach Kids

It shouldn’t cost a fortune to get your Manhattan Beach kids fun, educational toys. Here at the Manhattan Beach Children’s Health Blog we want to provide parents with some ideas to keep their young children’s minds healthy. This homemade activity for toddlers uses an egg carton and encourages development of fine motor skills.

You’ll need:
Empty egg carton
Plastic Easter eggs, in assorted colors
Card stock, or other heavy paper
Markers
Puff balls, in assorted colors

Many of these supplies are probably already in your Los Angeles area homes. For the rest, they can easily be found at any Orange County, Los Angeles area, or Southern California dollar store.

Los Angeles parents can take the card stock, cut it into cards, and draw an egg shape on each card. Then color each egg in a different color-combination. Have your kids draw a card, and when they see they color combination, they’ll take the plastic eggs from the carton and assemble the same combination from the eggs.

Your Manhattan Beach children will have fun while keeping their minds active and healthy as they practice learning their colors and copying color patterns.

Another great activity for Los Angeles kids is to have them put colored puff balls inside the same color of egg. For safety, make sure the puff balls aren’t a choking hazard.

My name is Patti Langell and I want to help Manhattan Beach families raise healthy, happy kids while staying on a budget. I am the owner of a leading network marketing business in Los Angeles that sells xobiotic. If you are interested in learning more about the Los Angeles nutritious kid’s snacks, visit my website at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/yeahchocolate/ or give me a call at 310-200-7097.

Join x-treme xocaity today!

I am Patti Langell, and I am a Manhattan Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xe energy drink and xobiotic online and in Manhattan Beach, Southern California, Los Angeles area, and Orange County. Our valued Los Angeles customers recommend xobiotic because xobiotic allows me to eat guilt-free chocolate and make money at the same time.

x-treme xocaity is also a fantastic Xe energy drink home-based business in the Los Angeles area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about x-treme xocaity, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/yeahchocolate/.

Call me at 310-200-7097 to own your own Xe energy drink business in Manhattan Beach, Southern California, Los Angeles area, or Orange County.

Fun Exercise Ideas For Orange County Kids

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Fun Exercise Ideas For Orange County Kids

When I was growing up in Orange County, my friends and I never ran out of things to do, and most of our activities provided at least a little bit of exercise. I have fond memories of playing kick-the-can on warm summer nights and swimming at the old Orange County community pool.

Unfortunately, many of today’s Orange County kids spend hours daily in sedentary activities. Exercise benefits our physical, mental, and emotional health. Perhaps you might enjoy participating in some of these with your son or daughter.

Fun exercise suggestions:

  • Fly a kite (It’s even more fun if you sing the song from Mary Poppins while you are doing it.)
  • Wheels: bike, skateboard, longboard, inline skates, rip stick, scooter (don’t forget a helmet!)
  • Rake the yard
  • Hula hoop (The Orange County Wal-Mart carried them last time I checked.)
  • Martial arts
  • Juggling
  • Hacky sack
  • Badminton
  • Weight lifting
  • Hopscotch
  • Jump-roping
  • Tug-of-war

I am concerned about the state of children’s health in California and like to share information about health issues in my blog. If you are looking for a low-fat, high antioxidant chocolate product that tastes like a diet-buster, call me today. I sell Xe energy drink and xobiotic, two tasty treats that help my kids stay healthy.

Patti Langell
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I am Patti Langell, and I am a Manhattan Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xe energy drink and xobiotic online and in Manhattan Beach, Southern California, Los Angeles area, and Orange County. Our valued Los Angeles customers recommend xobiotic because xobiotic allows me to eat guilt-free chocolate and make money at the same time.

x-treme xocaity is also a fantastic Xe energy drink home-based business in the Los Angeles area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about x-treme xocaity, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/yeahchocolate/.

Call me at 310-200-7097 to own your own Xe energy drink business in Manhattan Beach, Southern California, Los Angeles area, or Orange County.

Family Meal Time in Manhattan Beach

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Family Meal Time in Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach parents want to make sure that their kids spend time doing things that will help them be healthy and successful. Because of this, juggling the family schedule and prioritizing activities are a major part of parenting in the Southern California, Los Angeles area, and Orange County areas.

With all this competition for your child’s time, you may be surprised to learn of the advantages Manhattan Beach kids receive when families make time to eat dinner together.

Studies have shown that kids who have frequent family dinners benefit in the following ways:

Improved grades
Eating healthier meals
Less likely to try cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana
Increase in family communication
Less likely to become overweight or obese

If you want to help establish a more regular dinner time for your family, here are some tips for Los Angeles families. Start by setting a small goal, like sitting down for dinner twice a week, and then add days on after that. Next, involve the kids by letting them help plan and prepare the meals and set the table. Lastly, always make mealtime a technology-free zone: no TV or phones allowed!

And remember, even if you’re in a rush and have to pick up dinner at a local Southern California, Los Angeles area, or Orange County restaurant, take the time to sit down together to eat. Your family will still enjoy many of these benefits.

My name is Patti Langell and I want to help Manhattan Beach families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of a Los Angeles area home business that sells xobiotic. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/yeahchocolate/ or give me a call at 310-200-7097.

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Lerche Davis, Jeanie, “Family Dinners Are Important”, WebMD, http://children.webmd.com/guide/family-dinners-are-important, accessed on Oct. 22, 2011

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I am Patti Langell, and I am a Manhattan Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xe energy drink and xobiotic online and in Manhattan Beach, Southern California, Los Angeles area, and Orange County. Our valued Los Angeles customers recommend xobiotic because xobiotic allows me to eat guilt-free chocolate and make money at the same time.

x-treme xocaity is also a fantastic Xe energy drink home-based business in the Los Angeles area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about x-treme xocaity, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/yeahchocolate/.

Call me at 310-200-7097 to own your own Xe energy drink business in Manhattan Beach, Southern California, Los Angeles area, or Orange County.

Creative Lunch Ideas For Your Manhattan Beach Kids

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Creative Lunch Ideas For Your Manhattan Beach Kids

If your kids are tired of eating the same lunch every day, then today’s Los Angeles kid’s health blog is for you!

Instead of the old standby PB and J, put a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter in a plastic container. Then give your child healthy things to dip into it, like whole wheat crackers, celery, or apple slices.

Bento boxes are a fun way to to pack a creative and eye-catching lunch. Originating in Japan, bento boxes have small compartments to separate elements of a meal and can be found at many Southern California and Los Angeles area area stores. They’re great for child-sized portions of food, and for kids who hate the idea of one food touching another food.

Finger foods are a fun lunch for children, and it’s easy to keep them nutritious.

Low-fat cheese cubes, fruit slices, and veggie sticks can add up to a filling meal for kids with all the vitamins and minerals they need. Sandwiches are a lunch time staple for kids, but you can try mixing up the starch. Instead of bread, try a whole-grain wrap or a whole-wheat pita.

I hope this blog post will help you add variety to your kids’ healthy lunches.

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I am Patti Langell, and I am a Manhattan Beach-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2008. I sell the industry-leading Xe energy drink and xobiotic online and in Manhattan Beach, Southern California, Los Angeles area, and Orange County. Our valued Los Angeles customers recommend xobiotic because xobiotic allows me to eat guilt-free chocolate and make money at the same time.

x-treme xocaity is also a fantastic Xe energy drink home-based business in the Los Angeles area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about x-treme xocaity, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/yeahchocolate/.

Call me at 310-200-7097 to own your own Xe energy drink business in Manhattan Beach, Southern California, Los Angeles area, or Orange County.