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Five Holiday Survival Tips for Diabetics

Posted on: December 4, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Holidays can be a difficult time for people with diabetes. Food is plentiful, and spirits are bright! Family gatherings, parties and holiday travel can disrupt daily routines, but there are ways to manage your diabetes and control blood sugar levels during the festive season. These 5 tips can help: Plan food selections. If you’ve had… Read More »


A Holiday Ham to Remember!

Posted on: November 29, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Tis the season for a delicious spiral-cut glazed ham! If you’re looking for a tender, juicy dish that will WOW your guests at your next holiday feast, this ham is sure to please the crowd! Servings: 12-14 What you will need: 1 (7- to 10-pound) spiral-sliced bone-in half ham 1 large plastic oven bag 1… Read More »


Five Tips to Reducing Holiday Stress

Posted on: November 19, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Planning for the holidays can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. There are some key things you can do to minimize the stress that comes with the holidays. Try these five tips from the American Heart Association: 1. Keep up healthy habits. Make a pact with yourself during the holidays. For example: “For the next… Read More »


Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget

Posted on: November 12, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! That means it’s time to plan your holiday feast. If you are on a budget, don’t worry! There are some thrifty ways to create the perfect Thanksgiving dinner party. Follow these five steps for a delicious holiday feast without breaking the bank. Visit your local farmer’s market. Seasonal ingredients… Read More »


Bounce Back After the Holiday Feasts

Posted on: November 8, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

We often indulge during the holiday season. From turkey dressing to that sweet, creamy pumpkin pie, it can be difficult to stay on track with diet and exercise. Avoid sinking into a slump after the holidays and boost your energy with exercise. Try these three tips to help you get back into your fitness routine.… Read More »


Four Ways to Tackle Your Emotions

Posted on: October 24, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Negative emotions like fear, sadness and anger are a basic part of life. Sometimes we struggle with how to deal with these emotions effectively, but there are ways to respond and cope with negative feelings in productive way. Try the four steps to tackle negative emotions. 1. Pause.  Instead of acting on feelings right away, stop yourself… Read More »


Is Your “Sweet Tooth” Really a “Fat Tooth”?

Posted on: October 18, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Think your diet is suffering from your persistent “sweet tooth”? Think again. Our brains are designed to prompt us to seek out natural sources of sweet carbohydrates and foods containing fat. These naturally higher calorie foods were necessary for survival in times when food was scarce. Now we have 24/7 access to foods manufactured to… Read More »


Butternut Squash Fries

Posted on: October 4, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Get the most out of seasonal vegetables! Try these crispy, nutrient-rich fries made from butternut squash. INGREDIENTS 1 large butternut squash 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon homemade Cajun Spice blend (see recipe below) CAJUN SPICE BLEND 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika 1/2 tablespoon… Read More »


Finding Balance When Working Shifts

Posted on: September 27, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Finding Balance When Working Shifts Are you working nights or shifts that have your internal clock off its schedule? Follow these tips to get the rest you need to maintain focus and stay healthy: Keep your sleep environment quiet and dark. Use black out drapes or wear a sleep mask. Wear dark glasses on your… Read More »


Jazz Up Your Water!

Posted on: September 20, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Want a refreshing drink, but still crave something sweet? Cut up fresh fruit or veggies and add to chilled water. Make sure you squeeze the fruit to release the juice. Try these combinations for healthy alternatives to soda and other sugary drinks: Strawberries and blueberries Lemon slices and strawberries Orange slices, lemon slices and lime… Read More »