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This blog offers employers and individuals information and inspiration to live healthier at work and at home.

Watermelon, Blueberry, and Mint Fruit Salad

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

Want a light and colorful treat your family will love? Enjoy the fruit of the season with a fresh watermelon, blueberry, and mint fruit salad. This recipe makes 6 one cup servings. INGREDIENTS 4 cups diced watermelon 2 cups fresh blueberries 1/4 cup honey Juice of one lime 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint PREPARATION In… Read More »

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 »

Easing the Pain

Posted on: June 7, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Pain, stiffness, and swelling in your joints are all symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory disorder that can also affect other body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. Staying active can help relieve the symptoms of RA by strengthening your joints, improving your range of motion, and giving you the opportunity… 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 »

Grow Your Own Garden!

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

How would you like to save some cash while improving your health? Try growing your own fruits and vegetables! You don’t need acres of land to get started. All you need is good soil, sunshine, water, and a pot to get started. Choose a well-lit spot in your yard, on your porch, or even on… 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 »

Cut the Salt!

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

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults and children should limit their consumption of sodium (salt) to about one teaspoon a day. Too much salt can place you at a higher risk of diabetes, high blood pressure or chronic kidney disease. The salt you use at the dinner table is not the biggest sodium… Read More »

Eating Right for a Healthy Weight

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

  Yes, you are what you eat! A big part of slimming down requires a healthy diet. Once you’ve reached your weight loss goal, it’s important to maintain good eating habits. Change your lifestyle and move toward a healthier weight! Try these seven tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to get you started and help… 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 »