Kelly & Michael: Dr. Greg Yapalater Kick Start The New Year: Wellness Edition
Live! With Kelly & Michael finished with its “Kick Start the New Year: Wellness Edition,” which I’ve really enjoyed. They covered such a wide variety of topics during their wellness week, but I found them all really helpful and informative. For the last segment of “Kick Start the New Year: Wellness Edition,” Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan learned about New Year’s resolutions for parents from Dr. Greg Yapalater, who’s come by the show a lot. I think he’s always really informative and has some really helpful ideas, and any tips for parents can always be helpful.
Kelly & Michael: Dr. Greg Yapalater Sleep
Dr. Greg Yapalater gave some tips on helping parents get their kids get off to a good start for the year. You need to get them to sleep after getting out of their routine.
Have a routine, with a bath, book and bed. Turn out the lights at bedtime. The white lights, blue lights, and screen lights tell you to stay awake. A red light and orange light don’t affect the sleep cycle.
If they get up and tell you they’re scared, reassure them and bring them back to bed and just repeat. The amount of sleep varies. Teens should be getting nine to 10 hours a day, but they go to sleep very late at night.
Kelly & Michael: Dr. Greg Yapalater Brain Game
They also did a brain game. Kelly & Michael had true or false paddles and some fake brains for their quiz.
It’s false that iPad or screen learning is superior to face-to-face learning. It’s true that breastfed babies score higher on IQ tests than formula-fed babies.
It’s false that speaking more than one language at home hinders brain development and confuses kids. More languages make you smarter.
Kelly & Michael: Dr. Greg Yapalater Nutrition
They also talked about some nutrition. You need to give your kids a good diet. The most important thing to do is get rid of junk food. He compared it to beer and marijuana. It gives mixed signals if you have junk food for yourself. You have to be consistent and control. Instead, have whole foods, peas, edemame, nuts. Don’t give kids under 5 small foods they could choke on.
Kelly & Michael: Dr. Greg Yapalater Vaccinations
Then they talked vaccinations. The best thing you can do is prevent diseases. A lot of parents don’t do it or wait a long time. These diseases exist and people fly all over the world with diseases. Diseases don’t exist because they vaccinate. The HPV vaccine is the first one to prevent cancer.
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