General, Inspirational

Make Time For Yourself

I have a question: Have you ever looked up from the “busyness” that is your life, and realized that you were so occupied taking care of the needs and wants of those around you, (whether it be work, family, school, organizations, etc.), that you failed to take care of your wants and needs? I’ve done that recently and noticed that…

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Exercise, General

Cardinal Dudes and Dads

Special thanks to Dads and Dudes of Cardinals for having me as their presenter today! Healthy Kids, Healthy Hearts: Get Moving & Grooving and Making Memories with your child. Have a great day! 🙂 Best, Dr. Dayo Lanier

Dance, Exercise, General, Music

Dr. Dayo’s Dance Party

Special thank you to Ms. Robillard’s 3rd-grade class at Clayton Elementary for their participation in “Dr. Dayo’s Dance Party” last Friday! Thanks for the wonderful thank you notes as well. I’m so glad you enjoyed the music (especially “Drink More Water”), the presentation, and the dance/exercise moves! 🙂 Best, Dr. Dayo Lanier


We’re Moving to Austin, Texas

It’s been a while, but I have an excuse for my delay in posting to the blog… we’re moving back to Austin, TX! I have so enjoyed my experience in Gainesville, FL and am grateful for all of the wonderful friends and colleagues we’ve had the fortune of knowing during our time here (once a Gator, always a Gator!). I’m…

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Food, General, Health & Wellness, Nutrition

Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth

I’m sorry I missed you last week. I was busy doing what turned out to be a full-time job: picking up and distributing Girl Scout cookies! As I found myself surrounded by those tasty once-a-year cookie treats, sorting them in preparation for delivery (and sampling my favorite flavors), I paused long enough to check the nutrition labels to see just…

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Food, General, Health & Wellness

Take a Walk on the Dark Side: The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

It’s Valentine’s Day, and chocolate is on the minds of many! Whether you’re eating it, buying it or both, here’s some information you may want to know. Dark chocolate has some benefits over milk chocolate or white chocolate. These benefits are thought to come from the flavonoids it contains. Flavonoids are naturally occurring antioxidants that can also be found in…

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General, Health & Wellness

Something To Smile About

It has certainly been a while! I hope you’re enjoying 2011 and that you’re still on track with your New Year’s Resolutions! It’s February, and in addition to celebrating the Chinese New Year and Black History Month (we’re planning a great Children’s Church Black History program at Faith Church, by the way), it is also National Children’s Dental Health Month!…

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Food, General, Health & Wellness

School Lunch: Dilemmas and Options

It’s the last day of September and many children have been back in school for almost a month (or longer). By now, we’ve established our new (and earlier) morning routines, which for my children includes having their backpacks ready and lunch bags packed. On occasion, my children will have the school lunch rather than a bag lunch. And I always…

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