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Overcome Depression

Posted on: January 22, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

For many, the new year is a fresh and exciting start. But others may experience an emotional low. Feeling depressed about your future and the unknown can drain your energy and drive. It’s important to recognize the symptoms of depression so you can take action. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, if you have… Read More »

Snack Attack

Posted on: January 10, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Want to start eating better in the new year? Always have healthy snacks readily available when hunger strikes. Here are four snack ideas to keep handy. Keep a supply of baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, broccoli and cauliflower cut up and ready to eat. Use a low-fat salad dressing or hummus for dipping. Mix… Read More »

Make it a Family Affair – Exercise Together

Posted on: January 10, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Set a goal for the whole family to get active together. By enjoying physical activities together, children learn that exercise is fun and makes you feel good. Try these five tips to get everyone in on the action. Plan one or two family activities a week, such as going for a walk or bike ride… Read More »

What is BMI and why should I care?

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

Body mass index (BMI), the measurement of body fat based on your weight and height, helps to determine your risk for some diseases, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and diabetes. To calculate your BMI, use the formula below: BMI = (your current weight in pounds x 703) divided by (your height… Read More »

Staying Motivated When You Get Off Course

Posted on: January 3, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

When you are successful it is easier to stay motivated, but how do you keep your momentum going when you stop feeling motivated? The primary difference between a successful person and a person who lives with chronic failure is the ability to confront and determine how to accomplish healthy behaviors in the face of challenges.… Read More »

Family Traditions

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

According to an American Psychological Association study, consistency is important to the health and well-being of families. Research gathered over the past 50 years revealed that routines and rituals are extremely helpful when it comes to meeting the busy demands of life. Routines define what needs to be done and a commitment to getting those… Read More »

Milk Jug and Water Bottle Workout!

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

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 intensities for… Read More »

Roasted Whole Cauliflower with Parmesan

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

  Cauliflower is one of the most versatile ingredients in the produce section. It’s a great veggie to steam or blanch to keep its flavors intact. But roasting a cauliflower can bring out even more rich flavors. Give it a try! Ingredients: 2 large heads cauliflower 1 clove garlic, halved 1/4 cup olive oil 4… Read More »

Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

During the winter months, one of the best ways to warm up is with some homemade soup. This recipe is bursting with flavor and full of nutrition. Ingredients: One 2- to 3-pound butternut squash, peeled and seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion, chopped 6 cups chicken stock Nutmeg Salt and freshly ground black… Read More »

Keep Your Feet Happy!

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Your feet are your foundation, so making comfort a priority could help support your goal to move more! Use these tips to keep them healthy so you don’t get sidelined by a pain in the foot. GET COMFY: As much as possible, wear supportive, comfortable shoes that fit well. KNOW YOUR FEET: Keep an eye… Read More »