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Bounce Back from Stress

Posted on: December 7, 2017 by Millicent Aubrey No Comments

According to Harvard Medical School, the ability to bounce back from stress or adversity is important throughout life, especially in our older years. That’s when we face many transitions, such as health problems; job, income, and home changes; the loss of loved ones; and isolation or separation from friends, grown children, and grandchildren. How we… Read More »


Maintain, Don’t Gain!

Posted on: December 5, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

This crisp, vibrant veggie salad is a cinch to make and most importantly, it’s packed with nutrients! Ingredients: 2 small candy cane beets 1 medium carrot 1 medium radish, halved Quarter of a head red cabbage 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon honey Juice of 1 lemon Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper… Read More »


Feeling Stressed? Get More Sleep.

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

The National Sleep Foundation recommends 10 hours of sleep for children, and between seven and nine hours for adults. Regardless of what age we are, it’s important to get the sleep our bodies need. Sleeping is one of the most important things you can do for your health, and research shows that lack of sleep… Read More »


‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Success

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

You worked hard all year and have embraced a healthier lifestyle.  Want to know the secret to stay motivated? Celebrate! By taking a moment to acknowledge all the small wins, you fuel your desire to keep moving forward. Here are some tips to help you set goals and give yourself the credit you deserve. Write… Read More »


Healthy Holidays

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

Holiday season is here. For many of us, this festive time means a calendar full of parties, functions and an overabundance of great food. So, is getting through the holidays without weight gain possible? Yes it is! Here are some helpful tips to prevent overindulgence during your holiday celebrations. •Avoid skipping meals. Eat a balanced… Read More »


Slow Cooker Cornbread Stuffing

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

Cut the calories of your regular cornbread dressing by omitting the high fat ingredients and slow cooking. Chicken broth keeps the stuffing moist and flavorful. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup diced celery, about 6 stalks 1 yellow onion, diced 6-7 cups cornbread crumbs, cook ahead of time and let dry out… Read More »


Holiday Makeover

Posted on: November 15, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Did you know a traditional holiday feast amounts to over 7,500 calories in one day? Take a look at these meal comparisons and see the simple ways you can cut more than 4,000 calories. Also, try these healthier cooking substitutes! Use vegetable oils such as olive oil instead of butter. Use lower sodium options for your… Read More »


Fall Fruit Trees

Posted on: November 7, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Fall’s cooler weather is the perfect opportunity to plant fruit trees. Let your children pick out a tree and be responsible for its care. Follow these tips from County Agent Sarah Bertrand from the Louisiana State University AgCenter in Jefferson Parish, La.: Choose the proper fruit species and variety for your location. Some fruit trees… Read More »


Maintain…Don’t Gain this Holiday Season

Posted on: November 7, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

The average American gains one to two pounds during the holidays. Don’t let the numbers fool you into thinking you can abandon your healthy eating and fitness routines; these pounds add up quickly year after year and contribute to weight gain and obesity. Make your gatherings about spending time with the ones you love and… Read More »


Are you at risk?

Posted on: October 31, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at… Read More »