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Keep Your Wheels Turning, Keep Your Mind and Body Going

By Kristen DeLuca Think of your body as a machine – a car, for example. You have to give your car fuel; with the proper fuel necessary to keep it running. You have to maintain the car; change the oil, take it for yearly inspections, for necessary repairs, and for tune-ups. Similarly, to fuel your […]

Just Say “No” to Spring Break

By Tim Jahn, M.ED Like the swallows of San Juan Capistrano, thousands of college students fly south to warmer climates each year and land in places like Cancun, Panama City, Cabo San Lucas and South Padre Island. Spring Break is a cultural phenomenon that was kick-started in 1960 with the movie “Where the Boys Are.” […]

Morning Madness

By Nancy Olsen-Harbich, MA Does the thought of getting up and trying to get your young children ready to leave the house make you want to dive back under the covers? Preschoolers need plenty of time and a clear routine to follow, or frustration and anger can set the tone for the rest of the […]

Snow Shoveling Tips

By Kathy Sinkin, RN, CDE Shoveling snow in the winter can be dangerous. We want to get the job done, and don’t stop to give our bodies a chance to rest. Snow shoveling can place excessive stress on the back, which can cause low back strain and more. In order to avoid injury, here are […]

Back on Track after the Holidays

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN After another long holiday season, as well as cold outdoor temperatures, getting back on track to eating salads and oatmeal may seem daunting and not so tasty. Quieter houses with less hustle and bustle can make you feel a bit down. For those who may have indulged a bit on […]

The Benefits of Making Small-Simple Changes

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE So many of us want to be healthier, make lifestyle changes, lose weight, exercise, and change our diets. These desires intensify after a season of over-indulgence and sedentary behavior. We find ourselves making statements like: “That’s it, no more sweets ever!” or “I am going to the gym to […]

The Best Toys for your Child and your Money

   By Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. It’s that time of year again, when you may be buying gifts for the children in your life. There are lots of toys to choose from, and the cost can really add up. Here are some suggestions for getting the best “bang for your buck” and for choosing toys […]


By Kim Mendel, RD CDN Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines declutter as “to remove clutter from a room, an area, etc.” The “etc” part can mean many things and decluttering can help you with many areas of your life. When our lives are cluttered with an excess of anything (such as clothes, papers, photos, kitchen supplies, […]

Beating the Heat with Diabetes: Creative Ways to keep Hydrated during Hot Weather or when Physically Active

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE According the CDC (Center for Disease Control), sensitivity to heat and how your body uses insulin can change in high temperatures. People with diabetes can be more vulnerable to dehydration, have elevated blood sugar, and suffer from heat exhaustion and stroke. The CDC provides a list of tips for […]

10 Tips to Get Healthy!

By Amy O’Shea With chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity on the rise, here are ten tips to stay healthy today and maintain that good health in the years to come: Fill half of your plate with vegetables and fruits. Use them as the main focus and build the rest of your meal […]

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