Blog Posts by KELLI B. GRANT Smartmoney

  • Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

    Nutrition Tips for Young AthletesNutrition Tips for Young AthletesNutrition and Performance

    It is important that young athletes eat well-balanced meals and remain hydrated in order to achieve optimal health and performance. Bodies need to be fueled by eating proper types of foods, such as 3-5 cups of fruits and veggies a day. Doing so will ensure that young athletes play at their best. The following sites contain nutritional guidelines and food suggestions to help improve your health.

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    Fueling the Young Athlete

    Nutrition plays a key role in athletic performance. Failure to provide the calories and carbohydrates that young athletes need to fuel their bodies, the fluid to maintain hydration, and the vitamins and minerals to support metabolism and tissue growth and repair will result in poor performance and an increased risk for injury and/or illness. The following nutritional guidelines will ensure that every young athlete is fueled and hydrated for optimal health and performance.

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  • Sunburn Relief Remedies – Over 50 Soothing Treatments

    This is a large collection of home remedies I've compiled to help with sunburn relief, there are over 50 soothing treatments to review.

    Simple Ingredients Such As Honey, Lemon & Tea Can Help Soothe SkinSimple Ingredients Such As Honey, Lemon & Tea Can Help Soothe SkinAt the bottom of this post you'll find some information about signs to watch for when determining if medical attention is needed as well as blister care and signs of infection.

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    Vinegar: Can use white household vinegar or apple cider vinegar

    • Spray vinegar all over burn or soak small towels in vinegar and apply to skin
    • Bathe in a cool bath with 2 - 3 cups of vinegar
    • Rose Petal Vinegar(skip the cloves in the recipe when using for sunburn care) - Spray on skin
    • Lavender Vinegar - Spray on skin

    Related:Cleaning Your Kitchen With Vinegar

    Tea: The tannic acid from tea is soothing for sunburns

    • Steep a large pot of very strong tea using 4 - 6 tea bags. Refrigerate the tea until it's cold then soak small towels in the tea and apply to burn area. Can
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  • Make Your Air Conditioner More Energy Efficient

    Make Your Air Conditioner More Energy EfficientMake Your Air Conditioner More Energy EfficientThe Department of Energy reports that you could save as much as 50 percent on your air conditioning costs by replacing an old air conditioner with a new, energy efficient model. If you're considering replacing an old air conditioner, here's what you need to know to buy a cooling unit that's easy on your pocketbook.

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    Shopping for an energy efficient air conditioning unit doesn't have to be complicated. These tips will show you how to choose an energy efficient air conditioner that's right for your home. You'll also learn how to make the current unit you've got more efficient until your new unit is installed.

    Choose an air conditioner appropriately sized for your home. Air conditioners that are too big for your home can be costly and provide less comfortable environments to boot. In choosing the right size, some factors you'll want to consider include your home's size, number of windows, location and amount of insulation, and amount of

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