The chill in the air can make it hard to keep moving toward our exercise goals. Don’t let old man winter slow you down! Here are five ideas for staying active in winter weather: Bring the fun inside! You can enjoy a brisk walk at a local shopping center or play some indoor sports. Find… Read More »
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Holiday Family Fitness
Looking for a family fun activity to get hearts pumping during the holidays? Don’t let the holidays stop you from getting in physical activity. You might find that it’s much easier when you include the entire family! Six ways to get moving! See how many steps you can get on your pedometers while cleaning your home… Read More »
Five Holiday Survival Tips for Diabetics
Holidays can be a difficult time for people with diabetes. Food is plentiful, and spirits are bright! Family gatherings, parties and holiday travel can disrupt daily routines, but there are ways to manage your diabetes and control blood sugar levels during the festive season. These 5 tips can help: Plan food selections. If you’ve had… Read More »
A Holiday Ham to Remember!
Tis the season for a delicious spiral-cut glazed ham! If you’re looking for a tender, juicy dish that will WOW your guests at your next holiday feast, this ham is sure to please the crowd! Servings: 12-14 What you will need: 1 (7- to 10-pound) spiral-sliced bone-in half ham 1 large plastic oven bag 1… Read More »
Five Tips to Reducing Holiday Stress
Planning for the holidays can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. There are some key things you can do to minimize the stress that comes with the holidays. Try these five tips from the American Heart Association: 1. Keep up healthy habits. Make a pact with yourself during the holidays. For example: “For the next… Read More »
Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! That means it’s time to plan your holiday feast. If you are on a budget, don’t worry! There are some thrifty ways to create the perfect Thanksgiving dinner party. Follow these five steps for a delicious holiday feast without breaking the bank. Visit your local farmer’s market. Seasonal ingredients… Read More »
Bounce Back After the Holiday Feasts
We often indulge during the holiday season. From turkey dressing to that sweet, creamy pumpkin pie, it can be difficult to stay on track with diet and exercise. Avoid sinking into a slump after the holidays and boost your energy with exercise. Try these three tips to help you get back into your fitness routine.… Read More »
Four Ways to Tackle Your Emotions
Negative emotions like fear, sadness and anger are a basic part of life. Sometimes we struggle with how to deal with these emotions effectively, but there are ways to respond and cope with negative feelings in productive way. Try the four steps to tackle negative emotions. 1. Pause. Instead of acting on feelings right away, stop yourself… Read More »
Is Your “Sweet Tooth” Really a “Fat Tooth”?
Think your diet is suffering from your persistent “sweet tooth”? Think again. Our brains are designed to prompt us to seek out natural sources of sweet carbohydrates and foods containing fat. These naturally higher calorie foods were necessary for survival in times when food was scarce. Now we have 24/7 access to foods manufactured to… Read More »
Butternut Squash Fries
Get the most out of seasonal vegetables! Try these crispy, nutrient-rich fries made from butternut squash. INGREDIENTS 1 large butternut squash 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon homemade Cajun Spice blend (see recipe below) CAJUN SPICE BLEND 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika 1/2 tablespoon… Read More »