Tag: Healthy Lifestyle

Diabetic by Design?

Have you ever noticed the layout of grocery stores? Produce, meat, milk and cheese are always either off to the side or hidden along the back wall. In order to reach them, we have to pass through a maze of cake mixes, frozen dinners, potato chips, cookies, soft drinks, etc. This layout isn’t an accident. […]

Is Breakfast Still the Most Important Meal?  

Skipping breakfast is a common way to save time and, hopefully, decrease the total number of calories eaten during the day. While saving a few minutes may or may not be worth it, if you’re trying to lose weight, you may find that skipping breakfast has unintended consequences.    When researchers looked at people who […]

Avocados are Good for Your Skin

Avocados, also known as alligator pears, are nutrient rich, high fat fruits that grow on trees in tropical and Mediterranean climates. Avocados contain Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect your skin from  damage by free radicals. Vitamin E is also anti-imflammatory and helps protect your skin from sun damage.  They contain Vitamin C, which […]

Long Haul Truckers: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep 

As every long-haul trucker knows, sleep can be hard to get on the road. Here are seven tips to help improve a driver’s sleep:   Avoid difficult or confrontational phone conversations before bedtime. Getting upset, right before trying to fall asleep, can make for a very long night.  Make sure your truck has a good […]

How to Pack a Lunch Your Kids Will Eat

Each year when school starts, parents start looking for healthy packed lunches their children will enjoy. They want lunch foods that are nutritious, relatively inexpensive and easy to prepare. They also hope their children will like their lunch food enough to eat it instead of trading it away for a pile of Little Debbie cakes. […]

5 Tips for Drinking More Water

We may not look like we’re floating through life, but to a certain extent we are. 50 to 70% of the human body is made of water. When half or more of your body is made of water, it’s important to make sure you’re drinking enough.  If counting comes naturally to you, drink 8 to […]

How to Avoid Vacation Weight Gain

Vacations and diets never seem to mix well, with good reason. Who would want to miss out on cinnamon rolls in Shipshewana? Or funnel cakes at the state fair? Would Chicago be the same without Chicago deep dish pizza?   Even when travel food isn’t part of the destination, it can still be a big part of the budget. […]

Sharing the Road with Buggies and Farm Equipment

Sharing the road in Rush County includes watching out for Amish buggies and large farm equipment, as well as cars and cyclists. Here are a few tips for safe driving in Rush County.   1) Be careful when passing. Some farm equipment is too large to safely pass on back roads. Often our back roads lack shoulders. Even when they are […]

8 Tips for Outdoor Winter Workouts 

Working out in cold weather isn’t for everyone, but if treadmill boredom is getting to you, here are eight tips for outdoor winter workouts:   1) Stay visible. Many of us work out either before or after work when winter visibility is low. Be sure to wear reflective clothing, and a headlamp if not working out in […]

5 Tips for Renewing Your New Year’s Resolutions 

If you’re still sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions, congratulations. If you’re falling behind, however, welcome to the crowd! You are not alone! If you’d like to get back on track, here are five tips that can help.   Get inspired! Find someone you know who has stuck to a resolution over the long term. Ask them about their journey, and […]