In this Issue:
  • Don’t ‘Waist’ Your Heart Away
  • Surviving the Holiday Stress without Breaking the Bank
  • 2016 Dine In Day
  • To Salt or Not to Salt? Reasonable Tips for Sodium Control
  • Eating Right on the Run
  • Diabetes
  • Peanut Butter and Socks
  • Sleep Deprivation and Kids
  • Staying Safe in the Sun
  • Families Should Play Together for Exercise
  • Health and Safety

    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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    To Salt or Not to Salt? Reasonable Tips for Sodium Control

    It’s a fact. We need salt in our diets. Our bodies need sodium, which we usually get through salt, to maintain fluid balance and blood volume. Unfortunately, most of us consume at least twice as much sodium as we need.

    The main culprit for sodium intake is not the salt we sprinkle on food, …

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    Eating Right on the Run

    Ever feel like you’re moving through your work day at the speed of light with barely enough time to eat, much less eat healthy?  The combination of stress, poor eating habits, and lack of exercise can lead to becoming overweight and the development of chronic health conditions such as type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, …

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    Diabetes

    Maybe you know someone in your family, a friend, or a co-worker that has diabetes. Diabetes affects not only the person but the entire family. This article will discuss the types of diabetes and symptoms. Education concerning diabetes begins at home. Once we are educated, we can teach our family and the younger generation.

    Type …

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    Peanut Butter and Socks

    It’s that time of year:  going to Friday night football games, decorating with pumpkins, welcoming in some cooler weather, and harvesting our locally grown peanuts and cotton. This also means it’s time for the Peanut Butter Challenge. We collect jars of unopened peanut butter throughout the Northwest Panhandle of Florida through November 23rd. (

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    Sleep Deprivation and Kids

    Are your school kids getting enough sleep? With the new school year starting and routines being established, are things going smoothly? If you are sleep deprived, then the chances are your children may be sleep deprived as well. The following is an excerpt from the University of Michigan Health System:

    School-aged children still …

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    Staying Safe in the Sun

    In Florida, we are so lucky to have access to beautiful beaches and weather. There are an infinite number of outdoor activities to do.  This past week I tried a new one for me, SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding).  I fell a few times, but finally found my balance and had a blast all …

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    Families Should Play Together for Exercise

    You may not need coats and your yard may not have these leaves but finding fun and creative ways to engage children in exercise is important.  You can consider yourself successful if they have fun doing so without knowing they are meeting physical activity recommendations by participating in at least 60 minutes of …

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