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Rethinking Regina Schools

25 Apr

Rethinking Regina Schools Welcome to today’s Healthy Regina Children blog. This site is dedicated to promoting children’s health in the Regina 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 Regina 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, http://www.schooldesigner.com/Articles/Designing-Schools-to-Fight-Childhood-Obesity-Part-1.asp, 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 Regina schools, let’s take our children’s fitness into consideration. As Regina 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 Manitoba receive more than their fair share of available funds? Could we better use this money to provide exercise opportunities for all Regina children?

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

Karen Petursdottir
204-229-0343
katchocolate@gmail.com

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Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

Call me at 204-229-0343 to own your own Nugget business in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, or Steinbach.

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Healthy Winnipeg Kids Are Well Rested

23 Apr

Healthy Winnipeg Kids Are Well Rested

Getting an adequate amount of sleep is essential to the health of Winnipeg kids. During sleep, muscles, skin, and bones actually grow and repair themselves. The immune system is recharged during sleep, so this is especially important during the Regina cold and flu season. Because the brain processes the stimulus and information it received during the previous day, sleep is crucial for healthy brain development.

Parents in the Steinbach, Arborg, and Calgary areas should do everything they can to make bedtime work for their family. One of the most important things is for Regina parents to model healthy sleep behavior for their children.

If you want your child to follow a consistent bedtime schedule, you’ll need to follow one yourself.

It’s also important to check out your child’s sleep environment in your Regina home. What is the temperature and noise level of the room? White noise might help your child sleep better. Fans or humidifiers that can be purchased at any Calgary Wal-Mart, Arborg drug store, or Steinbach Target store are inexpensive and do the job well.

Give your child a screen-free room in which to fall asleep. This means no TVs, computers, iPods, or cell phones. In fact, turning off all screens an hour or two before bedtime will help the whole family fall asleep on time.

Make sure you include the children in planning a bedtime routine and then stick to it. If they have trouble saying goodbye after you’ve tucked them in, try giving them a special security object like a blanket or stuffed animal to fall asleep with.

I’m Karen Petursdottir and children’s health is very important to me. I enjoy operating my own Winnipeg home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle or call me today at 204-229-0343.

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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

Call me at 204-229-0343 to own your own Nugget business in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, or Steinbach.

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Life is Better Working At Home In Winnipeg

19 Apr

Life is Better Working At Home In Winnipeg

If you don’t have your own home business yet, you must have a great Winnipeg corporate job. If that’s not the case and you need to supplement your income, why not consider an easy home business?

Think of all the pros of running a business in your Regina home! You will save on gas if you don’t need to commute. (That’s a significant source of savings right there.) You can write off some of your mortgage or rent. You can set your own hours and be your own boss. Sound good?

If you have decided to launch your own Winnipeg home business, the next step is choosing which one. I suggest a direct selling business. Today’s MLMs are much better than the companies of the past. It has never been easier to run an MLM from your Winnipeg home.

Most of the current network marketing companies don’t require affiliates to purchase large inventories. You can buy product as you go and you won’t need to take out a loan to start your company.

I am a home based business owner in Regina with a large Nugget network marketing business. If you are unsure about MLMs, give me a call and I will give you the straight story.

Karen Petursdottir
204-229-0343 katchocolate@gmail.com
Winnipeg, Manitoba zip code R2V 1S1
Nugget   Xobiotic

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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

Call me at 204-229-0343 to own your own Nugget business in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, or Steinbach.

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The Booming Regina Health and Wellness Market

16 Apr

Calgary Low Start-Up Cost Business The Regina health industry includes Winnipeg doctors, Calgary hospitals, health insurance providers, drug companies and Steinbach pharmacies. The Manitoba medical community focuses mainly on treating illnesses after they are diagnosed.

For example, Winnipeg oncologists administer chemo and radiation treatment to Calgary cancer patients, Arborg primary care doctors write prescriptions for antibiotics, Steinbach cardiologists prescribe beta-blockers for patients with high blood pressure, and Regina endocrinologists treat diabetics.

The Manitoba health and wellness market is a related industry with an important difference. The health and wellness industry aims to prevent illness and disease.

The best selling health and wellness products/services in Regina are nutritional supplements, chiropractic care, osteopathic doctors, holistic health services, and exercise facilities.

The Regina health and wellness industry has experienced significant growth in the past few years, despite the global recession. Part of the reason is directly related to the weak Manitoba economy. When Winnipeg people lose their jobs, they lose their health insurance and COBRA premiums are often too expensive. Even insured Calgary people have less money to pay co-pays. A lot of Arborg people use health and wellness products in an effort to avoid expensive Steinbach professional medical care.

The Xocai Healthy Chocolate business opportunity is one of the easiest and quickest ways to profit from the booming Winnipeg health and wellness industry. Xocai antioxidant chocolate helps prevent illness; no prescription required.

With minimal start-up costs, you can own your own home-based Regina business. If you have never been a small business owner/operator, don’t worry. I can show you how to succeed with MXI healthy chocolate.

Since most everyone already buys chocolate regularly, all you need to do is introduce people to Xocai antioxidant dark chocolate.

They readily understand the importance of replacing the bad chocolate with the good Xocai chocolate. Educating prospects about the health benefits is easy; you are more of a consultant than a salesperson.

During tough economic times, take control by creating your own Winnipeg job. A Regina Xocai healthy chocolate business provides financial reward, a flexible schedule, and the satisfaction of helping people improve their health. (Another sweet fringe benefit is that you get paid to eat chocolate!)

For more information, contact me at 204-229-0343. chocolate is changing people’s lives!

Karen Petursdottir
Chocaholic
204-229-0343

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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

Call me at 204-229-0343 to own your own Nugget business in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, or Steinbach.

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Vidoes Can Help Calgary E-Tailers

11 Apr

Vidoes Can Help Calgary E-Tailers

It seems like everyone in Calgary has their own video on YouTube. Whether it is a shaky phone-filmed clip of their daughter’s dance solo or the winning goal in a Calgary soccer game, videos have a huge impact.

The online marketplace is like the newspapers in Harry Potter’s world: the people in the photos actually move and talk! Why should your Calgary home business site be the electronic equivalent of an inert Muggle newspaper?

Savvy Calgary online retailers use the power of video to sell online.

Customer Testimonial Video
Record one of your satisfied Calgary home business customers enthusiastically extolling the virtues of your Calgary online business.

How-To Video
Find a YouTube clip of an expert explaining how to use your product or services. (Make sure you don’t drive potential customers to your competitor’s site.) This type of video works well for Calgary direct marketers. The parent company site usually has professional marketing videos ready to drop into your e-store.

Product Demonstration Video
This is similar to the previous two videos. This video should emphasize how your product or service is superior to your competitors. If you give product demos at Calgary trade shows, simply record one of them. Voila! A perfect video for your website!

Visual Stories
Easy-to-understand graphics and animation can explain complicated products and services. These are more difficult to produce yourself if you are not a professional. However, they can be extremely effective if your product or service is complex.

If you want more ideas for promoting your online store, contact me today.

Karen Petursdottir 204-229-0343 katchocolate@gmail.com http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle

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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

Call me at 204-229-0343 to own your own Nugget business in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, or Steinbach.

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Mobile Shopping Can Increase Winnipeg Direct Sales

10 Apr

Mobile Shopping Can Increase Winnipeg Direct SalesYour Winnipeg home business customers shop with their smartphone: is your business iPhone-friendly? Many Winnipeg network marketers are still trying to bring their businesses into the digital age by opening e-stores that cater to internet shoppers who shop from their Regina home.

As usually happens, however, Manitoba customers are way ahead of Regina entrepreneurs who operate network marketing businesses.

Regina internet shoppers are not only buying from their home, they are researching products and comparing prices on the fly with their iPhones, Androids and BlackBerry Curves.

This is good news for Winnipeg network marketers because it allows us to compete even more effectively with traditional Manitoba retail sellers.

Creative Winnipeg direct sellers will use the same methods the big guns use to drive sales. If group bartering, limited-time text sales, and special Facebook deals work for national retailers, why can’t Regina network marketers use them to sell products and recruit team members?

Perhaps the next cool mobile selling strategy will come from the Manitoba network marketing community.

I am Chocaholic Karen Petursdottir. I am currently building my Xobiotic network with a variety of methods: old school and cutting edge. If you need a mentor for your Winnipeg Xobiotic home based business, I would love to help you succeed.

Call me today at 204-229-0343 to get started. I will make sure you avoid the common mistakes new Winnipeg direct sellers often make. Don’t waste your time with trial and error, use my proven methods for Regina home business success.

Chocaholic Karen Petursdottir 204-229-0343 katchocolate@gmail.com
Winnipeg, Manitoba zip code Manitoba
Nugget Xobiotic

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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

Call me at 204-229-0343 to own your own Nugget business in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, or Steinbach.

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Healthy Snacks For Happy Studying In Winnipeg

05 Apr

Healthy Snacks For Happy Studying In Winnipeg

Welcome to my Regina children’s health blog. My fifth grader’s elementary teacher recently sent home a note encouraging good homework habits for all of her Winnipeg students. The note included this suggestion: ‘Eat a healthy snack before sitting down to study.’

My kids and I sat down to brainstorm some healthy snacks they could eat before beginning their homework each afternoon. After compiling our list we headed to our favorite Regina grocery store to stock up on after-school snacks.

Here are my kids top ten healthy homework snacks!

Frozen grapes (or other favorite fruit)
String cheese
Fruit leather
Dried apricots
Nuts
Hummus with veggies
Yogurt
Celery dipped in peanut butter
Fruit smoothies
Popcorn

Regina kids can focus better when they have healthy snacks handy. Another important thing to remember is that kids are more likely to eat healthy snacks if they can choose their favorites. I am a local Nugget representative and an advocate for children’s health in Manitoba. To learn more about healthy snacking, contact me today at 204-229-0343 or katchocolate@gmail.com.

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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

Call me at 204-229-0343 to own your own Nugget business in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, or Steinbach.

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Hidden Sugar In Calgary Kid’s Snacks

03 Apr

Hidden Sugar In Calgary Kid's Snacks Excessive sugar is a serious health threat for Calgary children. Do you know how much sugar your Regina son or daughter is really consuming? I am children’s nutrition advocate Karen Petursdottir.

Here are some popular Regina kid’s snacks with more sugar than I realized:

Yogurt covered raisins
Fruit Roll-ups, Gushers, and Fruit By The Foot
Quaker Rice Cakes
Yoplait yogurt
Gogurt
Juice drinks: Capri Sun, Minute Maid
Flavored milk

The next time you and your kids are shopping for snacks at your Calgary grocery store, Regina convenience store,  or Arborg ball park snack bar, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Limiting the amount of sugar in your Calgary child’s diet is an important step toward better lifelong eating and oral health. To hear about another great way to improve your child’s nutrition in Manitoba, call me today!

Karen Petursdottir 204-229-0343 katchocolate@gmail.com

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I am Karen Petursdottir, and I am a Winnipeg-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Nugget and Xobiotic online and in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, and Steinbach. Our valued Regina customers recommend Xobiotic because Xobiotic I lost weight and feel less stress in my life.

Xocai is also a fantastic Nugget home-based business in the Regina area. Manitoba entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Manitoba healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://bit.ly/chocolatearticle.

Call me at 204-229-0343 to own your own Nugget business in Winnipeg, Calgary, Arborg, or Steinbach.

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