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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...

Overwhelmed? Transform your thinking!

Do you ever feel like you need superpowers to accomplish all your tasks and goals? Give yourself a break and stop setting the bar so high. Take it day by day! Accept that you are only human, and your best is good enough.  Remember these tips when you start to feel overwhelmed: Acknowledge your strengths...

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...

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...

Eat your water!

Water is the best drink choice to stay hydrated because it’s usually free and has no sugar or calories. Most healthy people can get enough fluid through the beverages they consume every day. But did you know that you could get your daily water requirements to stay hydrated through food? Some fruits and vegetables are high in...

Beat the heat this summer!

We all look forward to the summer months and fun in the sun. As you and your family get outside to enjoy the weather, follow these tips to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke: Very high body temperatures could cause damage to the brain or other vital organs. People at greatest risk for heat-related illness...

Maintain a Healthy Weight

It is important to look for savory substitutes to help against obesity and the problems that come with it.  Traditionally, nutritious snacks couldn’t compare to junk food when someone had a sweet tooth or craving.  However, eating fruits and veggies can be just as satisfying for everyone looking to maintain a healthy weight. Here are...

Stand Up and Burn Calories!

Did you know that sitting at your desk all day can be just as bad for your health as smoking? According to Harvard Medical School, even if you exercise regularly, a desk job minimizes the health benefits of your workouts. Compared to sitting, standing burns slightly more calories — about 0.15 calories per minute. But...
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