July 4, 2015
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
Enjoy these healthy summer recipes for the 4th of July Source: letsmove.gov Pull out the checkered tablecloth and celebrate summer by planning the perfect picnic for your family, friends and neighbors by incorporating healthy appetizers, salads and mains. Whether your plate is paper plastic or fine china, fill half of it with fruits and vegetables, […]
July 2, 2015
Older Adults and Alcohol
Source: National Institute on Aging Get the facts about aging and alcohol You can become more sensitive to alcoholas you get older Heavy drinking can make some health problems worse Medicines and alcohol don’t mix There may be many reasons to stop drinking View Full Article (pdf)
June 30, 2015
Finding the Right Bike
Source: Nemours Foundation In the market for a new bike? When selecting bikes for kids, here are some things to consider. Make sure to focus on a child’s age, maturity level, and the riding environment. Only buy cycling gear that is designed and approved for the child’s age. Once you’ve brought the bike home… View […]
June 26, 2015
Decrease screen time
To help manage your body weight, reduce the amount of time you spend being sedentary. This includes time spent in front of a screen – including watching television, playing video games, and using the computer. People who spend more time being sedentary, particularly watching television, are more likely to be overweight or obese. Most people […]
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