Healthy Lifestyle

Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?  

Skipping breakfast is a common way to save time and decrease the total number of calories eaten during the day. While saving a few minutes may or may not be worth it, those who are trying to lose weight may find that skipping breakfast has unintended consequences.    Research has found the following among those […]

4 Ways Avocados are Good for the Skin

  • Woman holding an avocado in a kitchen

Avocados contain Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect against damage from free radicals. They contain Vitamin C, which helps the body use Vitamin E more effectively and also helps to build connective tissue needed for healthy, more youthful-looking skin. They contain lutein and zeaxanthin that help protect the skin […]

Helping Your Trucker Get a Good Night’s Sleep 

  • Professional Trucker driving

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

Tools for Packing a Lunch that Packs a Punch  

  • Cute,Bear,Toast,With,Apples Bento

With school starting next week, lots of parents will be shopping for lunch foods this coming weekend. They will be looking for foods that are healthy, 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. None […]

Vacations and Dieting – Is there room for compromise? 

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

Tips for Sharing the Road with Buggies and Farm Equipment

  • Man driving a tractor on a road

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 on Rush County roads.   1) Be careful when passing. Some farm equipment is too large to safely pass on back roads. Often our back roads lack […]

8 Tips for Winter Workouts 

  • Woman stopped after running in the cold

Working out in cold weather isn’t for everyone, but if treadmill boredom is getting to you, here are eight tips for 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 […]

5 Tips for Renewing Your New Year’s Resolutions 

  • Woman smiling and reading to help renew 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. […]

How to Choose a Treadmill

Before you start reading treadmill reviews, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself.   Where will I Put it?   Do you have enough dedicated floorspace for a 7 by 3’ machine? If not, consider looking at folding treadmills that can fold down when in use and then fold up against a […]