Smart Trike is a specialist tricycle brand offering multi-purpose trikes of the highest quality and are dedicated to providing trikes that are durable and innovative.
The novel concept of Smart Trike has earned the company respect in some of the largest countries around the world. Unlike other models in the tricycle market, Smart-Trikes are designed to grow and adapt with children from the age of 6 months.
Incredibly versatile, the tricycles convert into different models to suit your child’s play and learning ability as they grow. It’s the perfect companion!
Their signature product , the Smart-Trike All-in-One, offers the equivalent of 6 alternative trikes in just one model – transforming from a stroller to fully independent trike.
With in-built technology that offers no-stress and superior adaptability, a Smart-Trike is a resourceful investment for young children. Not only that, but the unique Smart-Trike designs are on-trend and effortlessly stylish. Their longevity means kids won’t grow out of their trike overnight!
Much more than a toy, Smart-Trikes give kids a great head-start in developing balance, hand-eye coordination and self confidence .
In the early stages, babies can enjoy a ride in their stroller while mum enjoys a walk in the park. And, later on, the fully developed trike promotes the importance of exercise in toddlers and preschoolers by associating exercising with fun.
All Smart-Trikes are tested by leading global certification labs and have passed rigorous tricycle and toy QA standards: Smart-Trike put an emphasis on ensuring their products are comfortable, easy to use and safe for both parent and child.
It is no surprise that all the products within their classic range are award winners! Smart-Trike dominates industry awards for the 10 month tricycle category – and has the honour of winning the most prestigious international toy award; “Toy Innovation” at the annual Toy Fair in Nuremberg.
Smart-Trike are currently sitting as a finalist for the “Toy Award 2011” under the baby and infant category.
Testers at the Practical Pre-School Awards, 2010, say Smart-Trikes are “by far the best trikes in the market”. Offering; “multifunctional, durable and great value for money because the trikes can be used for years”.
Smart-Trikes are retailed through Target and Toys r Us.
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As a GP I was increasingly aware of what obesity was doing to my patients. I could see that it was causing a lot of unhappiness, but I could also see that it was causing a lot of ill health that could be prevented.
When I realized the health benefits of weight management for individuals and families and also important to our society I became increasingly motivated to do something about it so we could work together to reduce and prevent the amount of ill health in our communities.
It’s taken a long time for everyone to wake up to the fact that obesity is a silent killer. It increases your risk of heart disease, of type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.
What is particularly worrying is that so many children are obese. Weight problems in childhood so often lead to obesity and obesity-related diseases later in life.
In Australia, one out of every four Australian children aged between five and 17 years is overweight or obese – 17 percent are overweight and 7.8 percent are obese.
The rate of obesity among boys has jumped from 4.5 percent in 1995 to 9.7 percent in 2008. The rate among girls is steady at 5.8 percent.
It’s very hard for families to address obesity. But good health starts at home. There’s so much we can do to help ourselves – and our children.
Any family that has sought help about weight control and healthy eating will have been made aware of the energy balance equation. The energy balance equation is what doctors refer to, to explain simply, that the energy that goes in through food has to be less than the energy that goes out through physical activity. So with any weight management program increased physical activity has to be an important part.
But controlling the amount of energy that we eat – even healthy foods – can be an equally difficult challenge. The key is to eat normal healthy food but in the right proportions.
In my clinic, one of the problems I’ve found time and again is that many families struggle to control the amount of food each family member consumes. Among all the messages about food and nutrition we’re bombarded with, it’s hard to determine what a normal plate of food should look like.
Through my work I’ve come across many different diets or programmes designed to help people control their weight. One is very helpful for families trying to prevent weight problems and educate children about healthy eating habits. It’s a simple portion control plate. It doesn’t mention the word diet anywhere on the kids’ version, called the Magic Plate), and it can make mum and dad’s job a lot easier.
The Magic Plate allows the balance of good nutritional health to be maintained and actually encourages increased vegetable consumption. It has produced great results in clinics across the UK.
One of the beauties of using The Magic Plate is that everyone in the family can eat the same food, the food that you enjoy, but in the right proportions.
Initially some families might find it slightly awkward having to adjust the portions of food on their plates, but it very quickly becomes normal. They very quickly realise that their expectations of what a normal plate of food should look like starts to change. The Magic Plate is not asking you to do anything unnatural, it’s actually asking you to do what’s very natural which is to get the correct proportion of carbohydrate, of protein and of fibre on your plate and in your diet. It becomes part of everyday healthy eating habits.
For more information, visit www.thedietplate.com.au
About Dr Ian Campbell
27 November 2010 - Telstra has unveiled a touchscreen tablet that the telco giant hopes will be a major competitor to Apple's iPad in Australia.
The T-Touch Tab has an 18 centimetre touchscreen, slightly smaller than the iPad's, but unlike its rival allows users to make voice and video calls and send SMS.
"T-Touch Tab will suit Australians' appetite for quick and affordable access to information, useful apps and digital media wherever they may be," Telstra executive director consumer Rebekah O'Flaherty said in a statement.
Priced at $299, Telstra says the "affordable" wireless tablet was created with families in mind.
The offering is the latest in a series of iPad rivals slated for release, including the BlackBerry's Playbook and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, both announced in September.
Telstra's tablet uses Google's Android 2.1 operating system (its Samsung rival operates Android 2.2) giving users access to around 80,000 applications to extend the T-Touch Tab's functionality.
Users can browse, buy and download apps, games and more from Google's Android Market.
"Whether you're a green-thumb, aspiring MasterChef or perhaps an avid blogger, we believe the T-Touch Tab will be popular with time-challenged people embracing technology to keep connected with their interests," Ms O'Flaherty said.
"We think affordable mobile tablets like Telstra T-Touch Tab will be great news for the majority of hobbyists who admit they want to devote more time to their passion, but can't due to lack of time and associated costs."
Telstra said the T-Touch Tab will be available from November 2.
The T-Touch Tab launch coincides with new research from Telstra today all about Aussies and their beloved hobbies
· 3 out of 4 Aussies love their hobbies (74.58%)