Encourage Little Green Thumbs

Posted on: August 23, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Need help reaching the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables each day for you and your family? Get everyone outside and garden together. If you are enthusiastic about gardening, your children will be too. Research also shows that children who grow their own food are more likely to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Here… Read More »

Add More Fruits and Veggies to Your Day

Posted on: August 23, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

What better time to start a healthy lifestyle! Choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan can get you on the right track. Here are ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your day. Aim to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies at each meal and snack. Always stock frozen and… Read More »

Meal Planning

Posted on: August 17, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Taking 30 minutes each week to inventory food and plan your menu can drastically reduce your spending on groceries. Meal planning can also improve the quality of meals and reduce mealtime stress. Here are some tips to help you plan healthy meals. Make a master list of 10-20 meals. Ask family members to contribute their… Read More »

Tips for Cutting Your Grocery Bill

Posted on: August 4, 2017 by Healthy Lives 2 Comments

Are you paying too much for groceries? With a little preparation and planning, you can save big on food costs. Try these simple tips to help trim your bill. Use a Grocery List. Having a grocery list saves you money because, as long as you stick to your meal plan, it ensures you are buying… Read More »

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 »

Wellness Month: Relax, Relate and Release!

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

Stress is a normal reaction to the demands of life. A small amount of stress can be good, motivating you to perform well. But multiple daily challenges can push you beyond your ability to cope. Engaging in healthy activities can put problems in perspective and help stressful feelings subside. Try working in these activities to… Read More »