Archive for August, 2018

Choose a Healthier Option!

Posted on: August 30, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

The hot summer days may have you parched, but don’t give in to sugary soft drinks, fruit drinks or sweetened teas to quench your thirst. They are high in empty calories. For example, just nine ounces of soda has 110 to 150 empty calories. These sweetened drinks are empty calories that increase cholesterol, blood pressure… Read More »

Snooze or Your Body Will Lose

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

Regardless of what age we are, it’s important to get the sleep our bodies need. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lack of sleep increases your risk of serious health conditions, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, stroke and heart disease. Here are four ways to help you get the… Read More »

Balancing Emotions

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

Emotional health can lead to success in work, relationships and health. In the past, researchers believed that success made people happy. Newer research reveals that it’s the other way around. Happy people are more likely to work toward goals, find the resources they need and attract others with their energy and optimism. What You Can Do… Read More »

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 »

Reach Your Financial Goals

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

Whether you have a short-term or long-term goal to save money, it requires discipline. Saving money means that you find ways to pay less when you shop. Saving may also mean deciding to NOT buy everything you want. Learn more about smart options to reach your financial goals.

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 »