Health & Safety

Tips to keep your family healthy and safe

When days get hectic it's hard to find time to prepare healthy meals or stay active as a family. Gerber Life put quick, healthy recipes and workout routines for you and your family right at your fingertips. We also share tips for helping to keep your family safe, such as how to avoid everyday dangers. Because it's so important to take good care of your family, we hope that our advice for raising healthy families will give you the kind of practical information that can help you do just that.

  1. Tips for Staying Heart-Healthy Beyond Valentine’s Day

    Woman ExercisingWith Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, people everywhere are thinking about the things that are most important to their hearts. Although love and affection may fulfill emotional needs, your heart’s other needs must be attended to as well. Here are some tips for keeping your heart healthy and fit – not just for Valentine’s Day, but for years to come.

  2. Outdoor Winter Safety is Not Child’s Play

    Family Sledding OutsideWinter never seems to put a chill on outdoor fun for kids. With an ability to brave the wet and the cold, many youngsters seem to be in their element when winter blows in. Even the less intrepid can find themselves lured outside by the enticement of freshly fallen snow.

  3. Food That Boosts Your Mood

    Mood-Boosting FoodsWhen you’re singing the blues, certain foods just seem to make you feel better, and researchers agree. Nature’s comfort foods contain compounds that can help stabilize your mood, improve mental function, fight stress and anxiety, and even ease depression. Foods that contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids contain naturally occurring molecules that closely resemble those found in certain prescription mood-stabilizers, according to researchers at the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society. Here are a few mood-boosting foods to help you ward off the grumpies:

  4. How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Couple Exercising OutsideLose weight. Quit smoking. Take up exercise. Spend more time with the kids. Sound familiar? If you have a New Year’s resolution in mind that you’d like to kick into high gear – and become part of the 8 percent of people who actually stick to their New Year’s resolutions – read on. Gerber Life shares some tips and tricks to help you make – and keep – your resolution.

  5. Five Easy Ways to Add Exercise To Your Day

    Family Playing in SnowNot everyone has time to go to the gym. Let’s face it, not everyone wants to. If you seem to have about a million things to do each day and can’t find the time, money, or motivation to join a local gym to get your exercise, there’s good news. You can add exercise to your day without spending a penny, stepping foot into a gym, or even stepping into your sweats. Here are five simple how-to tips: