Fitness and Health

Fitness and health tips for moms, families and Latino families.

10 Things Parents Should Know About Tuberculosis

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of DiMe Media for the TB Blood Test, but as always, all expressions are ours. What do you know about Tuberculosis? Does the word scare you and yet you don’t know the warning signs like us? Tuberculosis continues to be a major health problem worldwide, with 30%  infected, […]

New Study Shows that Bariatric Surgery Reverses Type 2 Diabetes in 95% of Teens

The results of a new study to be published November 6, 2015 in The New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with presentation at The Obesity Society Annual meeting in Los Angeles, California show that three years after undergoing bariatric surgery, adolescents experienced major improvements in their weight, metabolic health, and quality of life. Teen-LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery), a multi-center clinical study […]

[Recipe] Tweens Create Healthy Dishes at ‘Sabios del Sabor’ Event

As part of our partnership with the ‘Pork Te Inspira’ Campaign from the National Pork Board we joined the fun at the recent Fun & Fit as a Family event held at Miami’s Jungle Island where young chefs turned into ‘Little Pork Gurus’ to talk about healthy recipe options and food alternatives. The group of […]

Healthy Cooking with Kids at ‘Sabios del Sabor’ Event & Giveaway

Los Tweens & Teens is partnering with The National Pork Board on a compensated campaign. As always our opinions and views are our own. We’re excited that our Los Tweens & Teens platform has been selected as a blog ambassador for The National Pork Board. There’s no time like when you’re enjoying food to connect with […]

Tips for Healthier School Lunches

A sandwich, chips and a juice box were the staples of my school lunch.  I like to think that I turned out alright.  But I want better for my children. Research has proven that healthy and balanced school lunches help children concentrate better in the classroom and prevent obesity.   It also encourages a lifetime […]

How to help your daughter get into sports

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with JCPenney and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I joke that my tween daughter was born an athlete.  She is naturally competitive, has the desire to work hard and she enjoys sports.  I never had to encourage her to play sports.  She wanted […]

[Review] Lunching Awesome with Applegate’s New HALF TIME

Try explaining to a 7 year old why he can’t have a pre-packaged lunch. Somewhere along the way, “It’s full with dye, hormones and preservatives that are very bad for you,” goes right over their heads to translate into, “My mother is a mean person.” If that’s what it takes to make sure that my […]

What You Need to Know About the Uncommon Virus Sending Children to ERs

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says health officials in 10 states have asked for help combating an uncommon virus that is sending tweens and teens to the hospital in record amounts.  The enterovirus D68 or EV-D68 is a distant cousin to polio and causes respiratory problems.  This particular strain is rare although the […]

Tween & Teen Acne Concerns

Disclaimer: LosTweens & Teens is a Neutrogena Ambassador. We are provided products for review. However, as always all opinions are our own. Most tweens and teens have one major thing in common- acne. With all of the hormonal changes they have to battle, acne is a natural part of the process for so many. So […]

Schedule a Yearly Eye Exam Today! It could save your life.

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Transitions Optical. Some of our team was provided with a complimentary eye exam and pair of eyeglasses to test for the purpose of this campaign. However, all opinions expressed are our own and our own personal funding also was used.   Have you […]

Los Tweens & Teens Product REVIEW: Boom Chicka A Pop Popcorn

Healthy Snacking does Taste Good One of my favorite snacks on the planet is (drumroll please…) POPCORN! I like popcorn in just about any form- salty, sweet, cheesy and funky- you name it, I’ve probably tried it. I actually like fresh popcorn best so I have a small popper at home and that’s really my […]

Making the Resolution to Snack Better

As we plan out our personal new year resolutions let’s not forget to also make parenting ones.  If losing weight is on your new year resolution, I challenge you to change it.  Instead of focusing on losing weight, focus on making the entire family healthier.  Changes made as a family are more likely to be […]

Why We All Have Time To Plant a Vegetable Garden #IdeasCreativas

Disclaimer: Los Tweens was provided by Lowe’s Home Improvement Store with the materials needed to develop the garden.  All opinions expressed are our own.  I always wanted to start a vegetable garden with the kids.  I started composting.  I planned the location.  But I never did it.  I had my reasons.  I’m starting two companies. […]

Benefits & Challenges of Sports for Tween Girls

 Today, on National Girls and Women in Sports Day, we’re taking a look at the benefits and challenges that exist for girl in sports.  Los Tweens is a proud sponsor of a girls’ basketball team.  We believe strongly in the benefits and lessons tween girls (and boys) learn through athletics.  We’ve written articles on the […]