Choosing healthy foods can seem like a chore, but by keeping a few simple staples on hand you’ll have the makings of several no-fuss meals and snacks. These 7 foods made our list because, even in small amounts, they provide a good range of nutrients.
1.Beans. Whether you simmer garbanzos in a sou ...
Posted Tuesday, June 13th 2017 at 11:09AM
Beans are a great place to start getting the fiber you need. Just a half-cup of kidney or pinto beans has about 7 grams of total fiber and 1 gram of soluble fiber—and they’re good sources of vitamins, minerals, and protein.
Generally, experts suggest eating beans several times a week. The followi ...
Posted Tuesday, June 13th 2017 at 11:06AM
If you regularly engage in intense exercise training, it's important to pay close attention to what you consume after your workouts. This holds especially true for workouts lasting longer than an hour, as there arises a need to replenish the water, c ...
Posted Tuesday, June 6th 2017 at 8:46PM
Always be sure to check with your health care provider before beginning any activity plan or increasing your activity.
It always helps to ask:
•What activities are right for me?
•How much should I do each day?
•How many days a week?
It's also important to ask him or her what your target hea ...
Posted Monday, May 22nd 2017 at 4:28PM
Brown-bagging it during the work week is a great way to save time and money. It can also help you stay on track to meet your health goals—if you focus on fresh, nutrient-rich ingredients. Follow the guidelines below to build meals that are both tasty and good for you.
Get colorful. Brightly color ...
Posted Monday, May 22nd 2017 at 4:21PM
Simple strategies can help you stay positive while living with osteoporosis.
Living with osteoporosis can bring new challenges. Worries about bone health and falls may keep you from doing things you enjoy. Your body shape and posture may change, affecting how you feel about your looks.
Posted Monday, May 8th 2017 at 3:39PM
Being a parent is a big responsibility, but you don’t need to go it alone—especially when it comes to the health and development of your child. Your health care provider can be a great resource; parents and health care providers can (and should!) work together to help children grow up to reach their ...
Posted Monday, May 8th 2017 at 3:37PM
What is disability insurance?
If you have an accident, illness, or injury that prevents you from working, having disability insurance can be helpful. Disability insurance can protect income just like other insurances protect a person's car or home. This insurance can help replace a portion of inc ...
Posted Monday, May 8th 2017 at 3:34PM
Becoming active comes with many benefits. Here’s a plan to help make it happen.
All around the country, people are taking steps to get more active. Still, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 60% of Americans are not meeting recommended levels of physical ...
Posted Monday, May 8th 2017 at 3:27PM
When life is piling on the stress, many people turn to food—usually high-fat, high-sugar food—to help themselves cope. Over time, emotional eating may become a coping mechanism that leads to weight gain. That said, other people do the oppos ...
Posted Tuesday, April 25th 2017 at 10:50AM
If you have allergies, your immune system may view an allergen as a threat and begins forming antibodies to fight it off.
If you have allergies, your immune system may view an allergen as a threat and begins forming antibodies to fight it off. This triggers a response where your body produces che ...
Posted Monday, April 24th 2017 at 10:27AM
These 8 practical tips may help you manage stress.
When was the last time you put your own well-being at the top of your to-do list? It may take some patience and practice, but balancing your own needs with those of the person in your care can help you stay on a healthy path. These practical tips ...
Posted Monday, April 24th 2017 at 10:23AM
There's no clear-cut way to eliminate stress—but you can get a better handle on it.
Did you know that a survey by the American Psychological Association found that over 20% of Americans live with extreme stress? More than 60% said stress is damaging their physical and mental health.
Posted Monday, April 24th 2017 at 10:17AM