What do you do when your child would rather do anything else than read? It can be really frustrating as a parent if your child has no interest or worse still an aversion to reading. You know that you need to encourage them to read to improve their literacy skills but what do you do when it becomes a battle rather than a source of enjoyment?
Get your heart rate up for 30 minutes 3-5 days a week: Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body. It doesn’t mean you need to go to the gym everyday for hours. Implementing a 30 minute walk into your routine or playing Best wide soccer cleats in the yard with the kids can do wonders. The key is finding something you enjoy.
The beauty of using your chest cavity as your primary amplifier is that it requires no pushing. Just the act of speaking is so much easier. When you want to increase your volume, you pull in your pelvic muscles and allow your chest to do the work. What this means is that you will be reducing the wear and tear on your vocal folds and throat. It is truly amazing to feel the difference between your ‘throat’ voice and your ‘chest’ voice.
10) Waltzing With Bears. This song is a rather new song but many people enjoy this song which was popularized by Irish musician Danny O’ Flaherty. The song was adapted from a Dr. Seuss story. Though it is intended for children, adults love the melody and it has a nice swing to it that is good to start a good time at a pub.
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8) A Pub With No Beer: This song was adapted from a poem by Dan Sheehan, from Australia but originally from Ireland, and has been recorded numerous times. It has become a pub standard over the years.
Eat whole grains instead of processed grains: When picking your pastas, breads, crackers, or any other type of carb-go for the whole grains. Try to avoid the white stuff, including white bread and white rice.
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