• Tips for a Safe & Healthy Memorial Weekend

    Tips for a Safe & Healthy Memorial Weekend

    The unofficial “kickoff” to summer is almost here. For most, it’s a long weekend and a time to relax, spend time with your friends and family, and have some fun. Tip 1: Water Safety — Wear a lifejacket whenever you are on a boat. Make sure young children are supervised at all times when near the water such as

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  • Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

    Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

    8 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat Summer is the perfect time to go outside and have fun. It’s a great time of year because there are so many outdoor activities to choose from. Everything is more fun outside, whether you’re swimming, running or cycling. But the summer heat can be a problem if you’re not careful,

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  • The Importance of Regular Physical Exams

    The Importance of Regular Physical Exams

    Why are Check-Ups Important? Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life.

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  • Why is Daily Exercise Important?

    Why is Daily Exercise Important?

    Why is Exercise Important? Have you ever heard the expression “use it or lose it”? It’s true! If you don’t use your body, you will surely lose it. Your muscles will become flabby and weak. Your heart and lungs won’t function efficiently. And your joints will be stiff and easily injured. Inactivity is as much

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  • Fast, Healthy Black Bean Recipes

    Fast, Healthy Black Bean Recipes

    Fast, Healthy Black Bean Recipes Packed with fiber, protein, calcium, potassium, and antioxidants, black beans are one of nature’s healthiest ingredients – and they’re not just for Mexican night. Lucky for us, they’re easy to keep on hand in canned form, for almost-instant – and nutritious – gratification. Healthy tip: Many brands of canned beans

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  • Low Cholesterol Recipe

    Low Cholesterol Recipe

    Layered Mexican Casserole Serves: 4; 1 cup per serving Description A spritz of fresh lime juice is the perfect finishing touch to this casserole, which is a handy way for using up leftover chicken breasts. If you don’t have any of those in your refrigerator or freezer, see the Cook’s Tip at the end of

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  • The Risk of Being Overweight

    The Risk of Being Overweight

    Do You Know Some of the Health Risks of Being Overweight? Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. If you are pregnant, excess weight may lead to short- and long-term health problems for you and your child. What kinds of health problems are linked

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  • Health Tips for Heart, Mind and Body

    Health Tips for Heart, Mind and Body

    Health Tips for Heart, Mind, and BodyUnhealthy lifestyle. It’s a common contributor of our biggest health problems: stroke, heart disease, diabetes, cancer.  1. Daily exercise.You brush your teeth every day; exercise is equally important for your daily routine. Turn off the TV or computer, and get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. To work your heart, it’s got to be aerobic exercise. You’ve got lots

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