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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 »

Are you at risk?

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

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at… Read More »

Milk Jug and Water Bottle Workout!

Posted on: October 26, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

There’s no need for a gym membership or expensive fitness equipment. Just grab a milk jug and water bottle and get into shape in the privacy of your home! You will need: 2 milk jugs filled to correct weight for your fitness level 2 full water bottles 1 kitchen chair 1 towel Weight intensities for… Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness: Cancer Survivors

Posted on: October 26, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

You are not alone. You belong to a nationwide community of survivors and others battling cancer that can offer social support for you and your loved ones. Here are four social support organizations that offer a variety of support programs for men and women living with cancer, survivors, and co-survivors: Camp Kesem offers summer camps… Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness: Eating Tips

Posted on: October 18, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Talk with your doctor or nurse about referring you to a dietitian if you are unsure what to eat during cancer treatment. Include plenty of protein and calories when you are able to keep up your strength. Eat when you are hungry. This may mean only one big meal during the day with high calorie… Read More »

Sweet Cravings

Posted on: October 10, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

You might be surprised by the amount of sugar and fat contained in your favorite snacks. See the chart below to help you make healthier choices the next time you get a craving. You can decide if that cup of ice cream is really worth 100 minutes of walking. Click here for 13 Ways to… Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness: Signs and Symptoms

Posted on: October 9, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Remember that many symptoms of breast cancer are undetectable without a professional screening. However, the following symptoms can be observed when you monitor your breast health regularly: A change in the size or shape of the breast Discharge or leakage from the nipple A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in underarm… Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness: Healthy Lifestyle Modifications

Posted on: October 5, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The annual campaign raises awareness of breast cancer risks and the value of screening and early detection. Throughout this month, Healthy Lives will focus on healthy lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of breast cancer, signs and symptoms, eating tips and support groups for cancer survivors in a four-part… Read More »