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Reach Your Financial Goals

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 goal!

Drop the remote!

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...

Blueberries and Oatmeal with a Cool Twist!

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...

Healthy Breakfast on the Go!

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...

Managing Stress on a Busy Schedule

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day. Juggling several tasks can burn you out, leaving no room to focus on your wellbeing. Be kind to yourself and take moments to destress and reboot your brain.  Here are five healthy techniques to help reduce stress during your busy day. Take a break from the stressor. It...

Cauliflower Recipe

Try this healthy “faux-fredo” recipe. It’s low in fat, sugar and sodium, and high in flavor, thiamin and vitamin C. Makes four servings. Serving size is approximately 1-1/2 cups. INGREDIENTS 1 head fresh cauliflower, cut into pieces 1 quart water 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth 16-ounce package of spaghetti 1/2 onion, chopped 2 garlic...

Plan Your Meals and Save a Few Bucks!

Making your own meals is usually healthier and more cost efficient than dining out. This summer, skip the fast-food and save money by planning and preparing your meals. Here are four simple steps to help you be successful: Start with the basics. Begin scheduling your healthy meals with a master list. Prioritize by placing the...

Sports Drinks vs Water for Children

Many people use sports drinks before, during, or after an activity; however, if you aren’t exercising intensely or are exercising for less than one hour, water is your best choice. Children and teens use carbohydrates for energy. A balanced diet gives most children and teens the carbohydrates and electrolytes they need. Extra carbohydrates and electrolytes...

Can’t stand the heat? Exercise indoors.

As the summer heat rises, don’t use the temperature as your excuse to slack on your fitness plan. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adults should exercise at least 30 minutes a day, a minimum of five days per week, preferably seven days a week. If you can’t spare 30 minutes...

Jazz up your fruit salad!

Looking for a special treat to beat this summer’s heat? Not only is this salad full of hydrating fruits, it also gives the perfect balance between tangy and sweet! Serve this savory salad and keep you and your family hydrated this summer. To make ahead, prepare the syrup and clean and chop the fruit and...
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