Category: Health & Safety

Spring into Fitness with 7 Upcoming Fit and Healthy Events!

Spring is around the corner and ok, admit it....those New Year's resolutions froze with Lake Michigan weeks ago. After 3 polar vortexes and just as many boxes of Thin Mints, we probably all need to break out of the house and get moving.  NOT TO WORRY! NPN has some GREAT Fit and Healthy Before and After Baby Classes that will not only bust you out of that cave you've been hiding in but get you moving enough to thaw those muscles. Here are the next five classes in the lineup:

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Posted on February 28, 2014 at 9:37 AM by Christa Reed

Lifting Tips for New Parents

New parents are overwhelmed: sleeping routines, breast feeding issues, constant visitors, check-ups, and all the other stuff they had going on before their new child was born.  It doesn’t take much to figure out why we see so many new parents show up in the clinic with aches, pains, and muscle strains.  With so much going on, it is easy to forget how to properly lift or hold something to avoid hurting your back.  The problem is usually not one particular instance of li...

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Jason Jared

Online safety resources worth bookmarking

Safety is one of the most important concerns for families, as we all know that life is unfortunately full of hidden hazards. Too often it takes a tragic death or injury to raise awareness about dangerous products or the preventative steps that should be taken for safer environments. Lack of public awareness about safety issues is a major problem across different industries, perpetuated by a lack of adequate regulation and the failure of manufacturers to promote and publicize safety recalls...

Posted on February 07, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska

The little card that can keep your kids safe

Got some great gifts for the kids over the holidays? Super! You’ll want to register the products purchased for your children. Here are some fast facts about product registration:


Durable products must include a registration card; it is the only way a manufacturer can contact you directly in the event of a recall.

Manufacturers cannot request marking information on this card, and the information you provide can only be used to alert of you of a safety hazard with the pro...

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Anyone who’s lived in Chicago knows the winter weather can be downright frightful. However, the outdoors can still be delightful for you and your family as long as you’ve got the basics — hands, feet and heads — covered.

 

According to Dr. Andy Sagan, pediatrician at Swedish Covenant Hospital, the cold weather shouldn’t be a reason to keep the kids indoors.

 

“So as long as you are keeping your children’s hands and heads c...

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM by Jessica Jafari

Mom's New Body: Favorite FAQs

Our bodies are capable of amazing things – like creating human life! As a trainer working with new/expecting moms, I know it’s important to understand how and why our bodies change, and what we can do about it.

Here are my five favorite facts.

(Read the prequel: Mom’s Expecting Body: A Few FAQ’s – And How Exercise Can Benefit You & Your Baby.)

Do I really have to wait six weeks to exercise?

Yes! Making a baby is a lot of work and your musc...

Posted on January 03, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Cassandra Hawkinson

'Tis the Season for Safety

The holidays are a time for joy and laughter, full of family, food, and fun. Kids In Danger (KID) wants to keep these traditions alive for every family by ensuring children are kept safe over the holiday season. To ensure you and your family get through the season safety, KID has compiled safety tips for traveling and shopping over the holidays to help keep every family’s days merry and bright.

             

While traveling and celebrat...

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska

KID: Keeping your kids safe for 15 years

It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years since KID was founded.  We wanted to share with you, our important partners, the highlights of those 15 years that have a direct impact on your children’s safety.

Fifteen years ago, Danny Keysar, the son of Linda Ginzel & Boaz Keysar, was tragically killed when the recalled crib he was in at his Chicago child care home collapsed, strangling him.  Far from a freak accident, the death was caused both by the dangerou...

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska

Top 5 Organizing Tips You Need Now

While it may not be a formal medical diagnosis, it is a well-accepted fact that there is a direct correlation between organization and our mental well-being.  How much effect does clutter have on our lives? The answer is, “a profound effect!”  Clutter significantly affects our mental, physical and spiritual health.  Not to mention; low energy levels, bad moods, poor decision making, pessimism & fatigue among other symptoms.  And excessive disor...

Posted on November 07, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Pooja Gugnani

Hidden Hazards in the Home

Some things are obviously hazardous to our children, but others aren’t so clear. Listed below are 3 potential but hidden hazards to children as well as solutions for how to keep your kids safe from these hazards. 

Hidden hazard: Magnets

Doctors are seeing a rise in high powered, rare earth magnet ingestion, which can be very serious and even life threatening and often require surgical removal. These magnets can attach to each other within the body, across tissues, and ca...

Posted on October 03, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska