Monthly Archive: August 2013

Wake up to a Healthy Start

Waking up is hard enough to do, but it is especially difficult for those who are not “morning” people, who would like to avoid that time of day altogether, and who don’t generally want breakfast. Nevertheless, the sun is still going to rise, people still have to get up, and breakfast is still the most …

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Eat More … Veggies

Eat more vegetables for your health Vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  When included as part of a well-balanced diet and a healthy active lifestyle, vegetables can help:  lower your cholesterol, reduce obesity and maintain a healthy weight, and lower your blood pressure.  Vegetables contain phytochemicals that help to lower risk …

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Fruit Frenzy

As the days get warmer, bring on the cool refreshment of fruit.  Now is the time to delight in fruit’s tasty, healthy goodness. Reduce Risk and Protect A healthy diet that is rich in fruits may reduce risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, and may protect against certain types of cancers. Healthy …

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Chill Out in the Summer Heat

Brutal … Sizzling … Searing.  These words are often used to describe the summer heat in our Southern region of the U.S.  While staying cool in the summer heat is a matter of comfort for most of us, for many folks, excessive exposure to heat can be very dangerous.  Here are some easy-to-follow tips to …

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