Tag Archive: health and wellness

Holiday Giving

Recently, in what I thought would be a quick Saturday errand, I got stuck in traffic. It took me a moment to realize that the holidays are upon us.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF®), from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the …

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Thanks, I Kneaded That

One of the most beloved smells across cultures and classes is baking bread. It brings about associations of home and comfort – even among folks who have never even experienced baking bread at home! The tactile experience of touching, folding, and pushing dough – or kneading – is considered by many to be one of …

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A Few of My Favorite Fall Things

Fall is my favorite time of year. Let me share with you a few of my favorite Fall things to help explain why.

  • Walking my dog in the heat of a summer morning is like trudging through a bowl of warm chowder. But with the cooler autumn mornings arriving, we become invigorated and feel like …

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    Diagnosis: Diabetes

    Some 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes this year. How will their lives be affected? Diabetes does mean some big changes but you may be surprised how much diet flexibility remains.

    The human body is a marvelous machine, made up of many complex systems. When everything runs smoothly, we are “healthy”. Diabetes …

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    Ghoulishly Good Practices for Halloween

    From candy to pumpkins to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and adults alike. However, it can pose dangers. To help make this year’s trick-or-treat a safe and fun time, follow these simple safety tips compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    CREATIVE COSTUMES:
    Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. …

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    Spice Things Up with Alternative Seasonings

    With today’s continued focus on healthy eating and the dangers of high blood pressure, seasoning and cooking with salt has decreased.  Alternative seasonings such as herbs and spices are excellent additions to any dish without the dreaded sodium.  Herbs and spices are easy to use and can add a variety of delicious flavor combinations …

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    The Wonders of Watermelon

    Oh, watermelon.  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.

    Watermelon is the perfect warm weather treat and a summer holiday essential.  It’s a sweet, light, and delicious snack and its versatility lends itself to a wide variety of beverages, salads, meals, and desserts.

    Watermelon is more than just water and sugar.  …

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    Summer’s Harvest Brings Healthy Benefits

    North Florida’s beautiful spring weather means we get to enjoy a variety of delicious, locally-grown fruits and veggies during the summer months.  Produce such as bell peppers, squash, tomatoes, greens, corn, cucumbers, okra, peas, eggplant, and a variety of melons are plentiful and fresh from late spring through early fall.

    The benefits of eating …

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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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