Tricks to Keep Treats Healthy this Halloween

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Is the abundance of Halloween treats overflowing from the grocery store isles and into your cart? It can be very tempting when you’re walking past the endless displays of fall-themed sweets. Here are some ways to fight the temptation and come up with your own healthy versions of Halloween-themed treats! Continue reading “Tricks to Keep Treats Healthy this Halloween”

9 Easy Energy Boosters

Have the lazy, hazy days of summer zapped your energy? Maybe it has less to do with the season, and more to do with your lifestyle. Don’t spend one minute more slumped on the couch. Try these easy energy boosters instead: Continue reading “9 Easy Energy Boosters”

Shake the Salt Habit

SubscribeButton-webshake the saltSalt and pepper shakers are a standard adornment of every restaurant table and many kitchen tables. Some shaker sets are even cute, disguised as bunnies, pilgrims or penguins. But it’s time to give one piece of the set a boot — the salt. Continue reading “Shake the Salt Habit”

Good News: Snacking is Good for You!

SubscribeButton-websnackingHere’s a breath of fresh air: It’s OK to snack, whether you’re trying to lose weight, maintain weight or just get through the day! In fact, snacking between meals can keep your metabolism humming and your energy and mood steady. Of course, it’s not a total free pass. It’s important to make healthy snack choices that satisfy yet don’t break the calorie bank for the day. Continue reading “Good News: Snacking is Good for You!”

10 Ways to Stress Less

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A simple one-syllable word can do a lot of damage to your body and your mood. Stress.

Stress seems to be epidemic today. Many factors can feed it: world events, financial worries, job insecurity, family illnesses, work overload, children, traffic or just simply life’s daily issues.

These stressors can worsen high blood pressure and cholesterol levels; increase back pain, headaches and stomachaches; aggravate allergies; suppress the immune system; cause sleep problems and fatigue; impair mental judgment and memory; and make you cranky, nervous, sad and depressed. Long-term, stress can age your body and leave you more vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. Continue reading “10 Ways to Stress Less”

More Reasons Than Ever to Lose Weight

We’ve all heard how being overweight can lead to heart disease, diabetes, stroke and joint problems. But did you know it can also lead to cancer?
Doctors have known for a while that there was a link between obesity and some cancers. Now researchers have specific numbers to match up with obesity-related cancers.
The report from the American Institute for Cancer Research says excess body fat causes: Continue reading “More Reasons Than Ever to Lose Weight”