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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 »


Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad

Posted on: October 4, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Beets help to lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and have anti-cancer properties. The powerful phytonutrients provided by the rich magenta color may ward off cancer. Ingredients: 3 medium beets, peeled and diced into 1in chunks (4 cups) 2 Tbsp canola oil (divided) 2 cups canned ruby red grapefruit segments in water… Read More »


Sweet Potatoes with a Twist!

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

Try this nutrient-packed sweet potato recipe for some fall flavor.  This recipe is packed full of beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium.  It is also full of fiber that will help fill you up. Ingredients: 4 large sweet potatoes 1 small bunch curly kale, center ribs removed and cut into bite size pieces 1 tablespoon… Read More »


Milk Jug and Water Bottle Workout!

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

That’s right! 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… Read More »


Say ‘Yes’ to Healthy Snacks!

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

Say no to the salty bag of chips and sugar-filled cookies and sodas! Say yes to health! According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, snacking contributes to over 500 calories a day. These extra calories can lead to obesity. But kids can have their snack and eat it too! There’s no need to cut… Read More »


H20 is the way to go!

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

  Here are three reasons why you should replace sugary drinks with water: Water keeps every part of your body working properly, including digestion, circulation and maintaining body temperature. Having a glass of water before each meal helps to curb your appetite and make you feel fuller. Drinking water hydrates the body and improves your… Read More »


Improve Your Health IQ: Hemoglobin A1c Test

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

  What is the Hemoglobin A1C Test? The A1C is a blood test that provides the “big picture” of your overall blood glucose level over the last two to three months. A high A1C means that there is too much sugar in your blood. Your healthcare provider uses the A1C to help diagnose diabetes and… Read More »