In this Issue:
  • Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.
  • Famous Last Words: Cell Phones and Driving
  • Essentials of Water Safety
  • Water: Myth or Fact?
  • 8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day
  • Simplify Your Life
  • Physical Activity is for YOU, at Any Age!
  • Don’t ‘Waist’ Your Heart Away
  • Surviving the Holiday Stress without Breaking the Bank
  • 2016 Dine In Day
  • Health and Safety

    Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

    Will you be ready if disaster strikes?  Disasters, or devastating events-natural or human-generated, certainly can disrupt daily life. National Preparedness Month, held annually in September and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a good reminder that we need to be ready to respond to emergencies.  Adversity can strike …

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    Famous Last Words: Cell Phones and Driving

    Driving to work this morning, I had to swerve to miss a driver who had crossed the center line. Thankfully, I was paying attention and he got back in his lane fairly quickly, so no one was hurt. I suspect the other driver never realized that he almost had a close encounter …

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    Essentials of Water Safety

    Summer is upon us and that means many of us will be enjoying pools, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. Florida provides many opportunities for outdoor water recreation that we should enjoy responsibly and safely. Are you prepared to handle a water emergency? Do you have water safety rules? Do you know Continue reading »

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    Water: Myth or Fact?

    Summer has arrived!  During the summer months, especially along the Gulf Coast, it is hot and humid.  Keeping the body hydrated is important to maintaining good health.

    As the temperature rises in the summer and the body loses more water through evaporation and perspiration, it makes good sense to increase your intake of fluids.  Keep …

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    8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017, and it is a great time for us to celebrate our hard-working mothers. It is also a good time to talk to your mother about her health history. Knowing your mother’s health history may help improve your own health.

    According to the Centers for …

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    Simplify Your Life

    Simplify your life. What an easy thing to say! Unfortunately, sometimes putting those words into action can be anything but easy. For so many of us, things just seem to accumulate until clutter becomes a way of life. In fact, most Americans only use 20% of what we own. The other …

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    Physical Activity is for YOU, at Any Age!

    It’s no secret that exercise is good for you and can improve your life in so many ways.  The idea of exercise can be daunting for some people, especially if you’ve never done it on a regular basis.  You don’t have to go to the gym and lift weights or run a half …

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    Don’t ‘Waist’ Your Heart Away

    Knowing your waist circumference is a simple way to determine if you are at risk for heart disease. A waist circumference larger than 40 inches for men or 35 inches for women deems a person overweight per National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines.

    It is commonly known that being overweight is …

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    Surviving the Holiday Stress without Breaking the Bank

    As the holiday season quickly approaches many people become overwhelmed with all of the activities, decorating, and shopping that needs to be completed. Here are a few tips to save energy, time and your nerves.

    Let’s begin with 5 Steps to Seasonal Savings:

    • Recognize Your Seasonal Stressors:  Know your personal stressors—such as family, …

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    2016 Dine In Day

    Many of us can agree, being around family can make simple things in life more special! Whether it’s time spent together during holidays, celebrating birthdays, or simply enjoying togetherness, family events can make life memorable. Why wait until special occasions to show your family that they matter? Dining together can make simple things feel special …

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