If you sometimes have problems remembering things, try following these tips from the American Academy of Family Physicians:
* Keep lists of things you need to remember, a detailed calendar, and follow a regular daily routine. * Make connections in your mind to help you remember -- like associating places with certain landmarks. * Keep objects you use regularly -- like your keys -- in the same place each time. * When trying to remember the name of a person you just met, repeat his or her name to yourself. * Keep your mind and body busy and active.
Health Tip: Bicycle Safety for Children
Before your child uses that new bicycle, the most important things to equip him or her with is a properly-fitted helmet and a basic knowledge of bicycle safety.
Here are suggestions, courtesy of the International Bicycle Fund:
* Always wear a bicycle helmet. * Never bike in the road or on a busy street. Stay on the sidewalk. * Stop and look for cars at any intersection before crossing. * Although biking on the sidewalk, always ride in the same direction as traffic, and follow all road signs. * Try to keep both hands on the bike handles at all times. * Don't ride at night, and wear bright clothing -- even during daylight.