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How long would we be able to live without being healthy? Not very long! Being a single parent can be tough. It can be hard to take care of ourselves when we have little ones whose mind and body we have to nurture. Taking care of our mental and physical well-being has many vital benefits, including prolonged life, living stress and disease free . . . and let's not forget being around long enough to see our grandchildren, and maybe even our great-grandchildren! It's hard to live healthy these days, but with the right support and information, being healthy is just a click away!

Stress Management   Sexual Health

A recent study found that parents of all types tend to suffer more symptoms of depression than non-parents. As this study illustrates, parents need to take care of their own emotional well-being as well as their children’s, and find enough social support for themselves and their family.

RedToronto
Here is a link for a complete list of Toronto's stress management counselors.

MindTools
Here is a link for the career-savvy single parent who needs tips on how to reduce stress.

HealthyKids
Minimize the stress and bring back the joy of parenting.

ParentsWorld
11 great ways to reduce stress.

ChildDotCom
Here is a link about how your stress affects your child(ren).

 

Taking care of your sexual well-being is just as important as taking care of your body and emotional well-being. With a lot of sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies occurring, it has got to make you think. The highest rate of STI’s are in people between the ages of 15-25. More and more young people are contracting sexually transmitted infections and may be infecting another sexual partner without them even knowing.

Here are some links on how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections (STI’s).

Sexuality&You
A great link to help you maintain a healthy sexuality.

Love4Life
Information on STI's.

Dorset4You
Guidlines to safer sex.

Sex&Sexuality
A link on what STI's are and what they do.

Here are some links for sexual health clinics.

HassleFreeClinic
A sexual health clinic for any gender.

WomensHealthMatters
Womens health, includes birth control and sexual health care.

TorontoPublicLibrary
So your pregnant, now what?

TorontoDotCA
AIDS and sexual health information.

 

Healthy Habits for Single Parents   Healthy Habits for Children

Taking care of your body is extremely important. After all, you want to be around your children for as long as possible. The two main ways to do this is by eating right and exercising. I know what your thinking. How could I eat right and exercise when my life is always on the go, not to mention being a single parent? But, if there’s a will there’s a way.

Here are some links on how to squeeze exercise into your busy schedule.

FitnessTips
10 essential health tips.

FitnessZone
Quick workouts - 6 tips for easy exercise.

PhitChick
Workout routines for all fitness levels.

Here are some links for quick, easy and healthy recipes.

AllFood
20 minute gourmet meals.

HealthyQuickMeals
Delicious, quick meals your family will love.

LifeHack
Over 100 quick and easy, healthy foods.

 

Let’s face it, getting our kids to move can sometimes be difficult. Exercising is an important factor in kid’s lives. With all the fast food places, pop and vending machines, kids are eating more and moving less. As parents, we have to teach our children how to take care of their bodies.

Here are some links on how to get your child(ren) to move.

HotLib
Exercising with kids - tips for parents.

AmateurSports
Exercises for children.

NSC
7 ways to motivate your kids to exercise.

CanadianLiving
Games to get kids moving.

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