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Get Off to a Healthy Start!

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

Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, have better concentration and more energy. Many children eat one, if not two, meals in school each day, making nutrition an important part of school life. These tips can help you consider how to offer the best nutrition options… Read More »


Smart Workout

Posted on: August 9, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

The American Heart Association recommends adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, such as running, each week. You should also do moderate- to high-intensity muscle strengthening at least two days a week. Children age two and older… Read More »


Drop the remote!

Posted on: August 9, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reported people who watch three or more hours of television a day double their risk of death at a younger age. This research reinforces the dangers associated with a sedentary lifestyle, which include high blood pressure, obesity, cancer and heart disease. Too much technology… Read More »


Blueberries and Oatmeal with a Cool Twist!

Posted on: August 2, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Try this grab-and-go breakfast that’s rich in fiber which is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol. Customize it with your favorite fruit and enjoy! Ingredients 1/3 cup skim milk 1/3 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt 1/3 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup blueberries (or your favorite fruit) Preparation Stir all ingredients together and spoon into… Read More »


Healthy Breakfast on the Go!

Posted on: August 2, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Mornings are a busy time for many families. It’s hard to prepare a healthy breakfast to satisfy all taste buds. Here are some quick and healthy suggestions to get your family out the door. Fresh fruit: Use fruit that’s easy to transport, such as apples, bananas or grapes. Cut your favorite fruits into chunks the… Read More »


Overwhelmed? Transform your thinking!

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

Do you ever feel like you need superpowers to accomplish all your tasks and goals? Give yourself a break and stop setting the bar so high. Take it day by day! Accept that you are only human, and your best is good enough. Remember these tips when you start to feel overwhelmed: Acknowledge your strengths… Read More »


Managing Stress on a Busy Schedule

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

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day. Juggling several tasks can burn you out, leaving no room to focus on your wellbeing. Be kind to yourself and take moments to destress and reboot your brain. Here are five healthy techniques to help reduce stress during your busy day. Take a break from the stressor. It… Read More »


Cauliflower Spaghetti

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

Try this healthy “faux-fredo” recipe. It’s low in fat, sugar and sodium, and high in flavor, thiamin and vitamin C. Makes four servings. Serving size is approximately 1-1/2 cups. INGREDIENTS 1 head fresh cauliflower, cut into pieces 1 quart water 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth 16-ounce package of spaghetti 1/2 onion, chopped 2 garlic… Read More »


Plan Your Meals and Save a Few Bucks!

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

Making your own meals is usually healthier and more cost efficient than dining out. This summer, skip the fast-food and save money by planning and preparing your meals. Here are four simple steps to help you be successful: Start with the basics. Begin scheduling your healthy meals with a master list. Prioritize by placing the… Read More »


Beat the Summer Heat

Posted on: July 5, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

We all look forward to the summer months and fun in the sun. As you and your family get outside to enjoy the weather, follow these tips to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke: Very high body temperatures could cause damage to the brain or other vital organs. People at greatest risk for heat-related illness… Read More »