Archive for November, 2017

Feeling Stressed? Get More Sleep.

Posted on: November 29, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

The National Sleep Foundation recommends 10 hours of sleep for children, and between seven and nine hours for adults. Regardless of what age we are, it’s important to get the sleep our bodies need. Sleeping is one of the most important things you can do for your health, and research shows that lack of sleep… Read More »

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Success

Posted on: November 29, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

You worked hard all year and have embraced a healthier lifestyle.  Want to know the secret to stay motivated? Celebrate! By taking a moment to acknowledge all the small wins, you fuel your desire to keep moving forward. Here are some tips to help you set goals and give yourself the credit you deserve. Write… Read More »

Healthy Holidays

Posted on: November 29, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Holiday season is here. For many of us, this festive time means a calendar full of parties, functions and an overabundance of great food. So, is getting through the holidays without weight gain possible? Yes it is! Here are some helpful tips to prevent overindulgence during your holiday celebrations. •Avoid skipping meals. Eat a balanced… Read More »

Slow Cooker Cornbread Stuffing

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Cut the calories of your regular cornbread dressing by omitting the high fat ingredients and slow cooking. Chicken broth keeps the stuffing moist and flavorful. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup diced celery, about 6 stalks 1 yellow onion, diced 6-7 cups cornbread crumbs, cook ahead of time and let dry out… Read More »

Holiday Makeover

Posted on: November 15, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Did you know a traditional holiday feast amounts to over 7,500 calories in one day? Take a look at these meal comparisons and see the simple ways you can cut more than 4,000 calories. Also, try these healthier cooking substitutes! Use vegetable oils such as olive oil instead of butter. Use lower sodium options for your… Read More »

Fall Fruit Trees

Posted on: November 7, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Fall’s cooler weather is the perfect opportunity to plant fruit trees. Let your children pick out a tree and be responsible for its care. Follow these tips from County Agent Sarah Bertrand from the Louisiana State University AgCenter in Jefferson Parish, La.: Choose the proper fruit species and variety for your location. Some fruit trees… Read More »

Maintain…Don’t Gain this Holiday Season

Posted on: November 7, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

The average American gains one to two pounds during the holidays. Don’t let the numbers fool you into thinking you can abandon your healthy eating and fitness routines; these pounds add up quickly year after year and contribute to weight gain and obesity. Make your gatherings about spending time with the ones you love and… Read More »