Health and Wellness

Eat Right, Affordably!

Posted on: June 14, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

When money is tight and time is short, it may seem difficult to maintain a healthy diet. But mealtime doesn’t have to be costly, complicated, or unhealthy – eating right can be affordable, convenient and nutritious with a small amount of advanced planning. Simple concepts like portion control, choosing frozen or canned produce, and safely… Read More »

Men’s Health Month

Posted on: May 31, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

  June is Men’s Health Month! Take this opportunity to heighten your awareness about preventable health problems and diseases among men. Each year, over 700,000 men are diagnosed with cancer and nearly 300,000 die from the disease. The cancers that most often affect men are prostate, colon, lung, and skin cancers. According to the National Foundation… Read More »

Summer Vegetable Frittata

Posted on: May 17, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Here’s a recipe for all your summer vegetables to help you reach your nutrition goal of five servings of fruits and veggies a day. Try this easy frittata recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Ingredients: • 8 eggs • 1 tablespoon olive oil • ½ medium onion, diced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1… Read More »

Get Physical!

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

Want to do something special for yourself? Get physical! Exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Control your weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, boost your mental power, increase your energy, all it takes is a minimum of 30… Read More »

Harvesting Tips

Posted on: April 26, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Are you eager to start picking all those garden veggies, but are not sure when they are fully ripe? Follow these helpful tips! Tomatoes You can pick when you see color on the bottom. Wait to eat until fully ripened and the color covers the entire fruit. If you leave to ripen on the vine,… Read More »

Green Pozole with Chicken

Posted on: April 26, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration that commemorates the Mexican army’s defeat of the French army in a battle on May 5, 1862. The holiday also happens to coincide with the start of the season for fresh tomatillos. Green Pozole with Chicken is the perfect dish for the occasion. Ingredients for the salsa: 8 ounces… Read More »

Why More Fruits and Vegetables Matter

Posted on: April 26, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health links eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day, which amounts to about 2 1/2 to 6 1/2 cups per day, to increased life expectancy. Did you know the average American eats only three servings of fruits and vegetables each day? Don’t let the “seven… Read More »

American Stroke Month

Posted on: April 26, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Did you know that high blood pressure is the leading risk factor for stroke? According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, about 77% of people who have a stroke have blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg. Although stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States, it is largely preventable,… Read More »

The Benefits of Social Bonds

Posted on: April 25, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Research shows that maintaining strong social bonds increases life expectancy by reducing health risks throughout a person’s life. Having a social network of supportive relationships also contributes to psychological well-being. Here’s how you can benefit from these relationships: Sense of belonging. Spending time with people helps ward off loneliness. Whether it’s other new parents, dog lovers, fishing buddies or siblings,… Read More »

Vegetarian Pasta Salad

Posted on: April 16, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Play around with your seasonal vegetables and create a savory pasta salad! They’re perfect for picnics, potlucks, or workplace lunches. It’s a delicious go-to side dish that’s simple to toss together! INGREDIENTS: 1 pound dried spiral pasta (or cavatappi, ziti, fusilli or other salad-friendly shaped pasta) 2 cups (8 ounces) halved sugar snap peas 2 cups… Read More »