Archive for July, 2017

One Pan Chicken Teriyaki

Posted on: July 31, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

  With school back in session, our schedules are busier. Make life easier with this one pan dish. It’s full of lean protein and packed with vegetables! All ingredients are cooked together for a fast and easy meal. INGREDIENTS 1 cup low sodium soy sauce 4-5 tablespoons honey 3½ tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1½ teaspoons… Read More »

The Formula for a Healthy Family

Posted on: July 28, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

It’s back to school time and the perfect opportunity to put the focus on your family’s health. 5-2-1-0 + 10 is based on a nationally recognized, evidence-based program designed to encourage behaviors that can prevent childhood obesity through healthy eating and physical activity. Here’s the science behind the numbers to improve the health of your… Read More »

A Guide to Strong, Toned Arms

Posted on: July 28, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Summer is in full swing! Time to go sleeveless! Are you ready? If not, these exercises will help get your biceps and triceps in great shape. Shoulder Press – 20 reps Targets: deltoids (shoulders), triceps (back of the upper arm), biceps (front of the upper arm) Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, hips… Read More »

Take the Family Health Challenge

Posted on: July 21, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Healthy Lives challenges you and your family to commit to one or all of the following ideas to improve your health for a day, a week or the entire month. Inspire each other to live better and make new family traditions that encourage a healthy lifestyle. The sooner in life we build healthy habits, the… Read More »

Improve Your Health IQ: Trans Fats

Posted on: July 14, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Small quantities of trans fats occur naturally in some meat and dairy products, but most are produced artificially by adding hydrogen to liquid vegetable oil. Trans fats (also known as trans fatty acids) are often added to foods to add texture, flavor and to prolong the shelf life. Many foods, such as doughnuts, biscuits, cookies… Read More »