Have you made a New Year’s Resolution this year? The most common resolution people make is to lose weight or get healthy. According to the University of Scranton, only 8% of the people who set New Year’s resolutions succeed in attaining them. Most people fail in achieving their goals because they do not stick to the new habits for long enough. Here are some tips that will help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions this year:Read More >
Just when you thought the heat would never end, fall is here, bringing a cool crispness to days and evenings. School is back in full gear, and with it an endless schedule of after school activities, meetings and get togethers. Busy times are a true fall indication, and with no time to spare, feed and please your family with this tried and true Louisiana traditional recipe. It is quick and easy to prepare and even easier to eat! Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is a favorite in any Southern household and this easy one-dish crock pot dinner satisfies hearty appetites and appeals to all ages. Use low-sodium chicken broth to make this a diabetic-friendly recipe and look for a healthier version of turkey or Andouille sausage.
Eating healthy can help prevent many different potential life ailments. Try this fun fall Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya. It’s packed with healthy ingredients like bell peppers, which contain Vitamin C. Vitamin C keeps our free radicals in check and helps strengthen our overall immune system, reducing the risk of ear infections. We are always looking out for your overall health! Stay healthy!Read More >
Thinking about getting back in shape? You haven’t worked out since when? The summer got away from you? Whatever you did or didn’t do does not really matter because it’s in the past. Today is the day for positive change. Where do you start?
We all know how important it is to take care of our body for our overall health. First of all, we all know we need to eat healthy. Getting enough fruits and veggies and managing a balanced diet is so important. Secondly, we need to make sure we are staying active and exercising, which can mean different things to all ages, sizes, and genders.Read More >
Like it or not, loss of bone mass is a natural part of aging. So what can we do to keep our bones, the very support for and what forms the overall structure of our body, as healthy and strong as possible?
Health care today is not what it was 20, 30 or 50 years ago. If we had a physical problem, we went to the doctor and usually there was a remedy. Now, people are becoming much more personally involved in their health and we approach it from an attitude of: “How can I prevent disease and discomfort and maintain and preserve my health?”
There is a lot you can do (starting in your 20s) to keep your bones strong and healthy and to prevent osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak and brittle; bone fractures and breaks are one of the leading causes of disability in older adults.
Here are some tips that will help you maintain and preserve the health of your bones:
- Make sure you are taking as a supplement or consuming at least 700 mg of calcium per day, coupled with Vitamin D which you can also either take orally or get by spending about 15 minutes in the sun two to three times a week.
- Exercise regularly and keep your weight down. Weight-bearing exercise (walking, playing tennis, dancing, running, climbing stairs) is the best.
- Stop smoking – it can prevent your body from absorbing calcium, which will cause a loss in bone mass.
- Drink sensibly. Cut back, especially on both caffeine and alcohol.
- Don’t overdo your protein intake – make sure your diet is a healthy balance of meat, nuts, vegetables, fruit and carbs.
- Cut back on your salt intake and watch for added salt in prepared foods. Ideally, you should be consuming no more than about a teaspoon of salt a day. Try substituting flavorful herbs instead to season your food.
- Consider adding potassium and Vitamin K to your daily regime. Explore current research on the potential benefits of these supplements.
Becoming proactive and educating yourself about health issues is important. Make a commitment to yourself that you will take care of your body – it will be thankful that you did. You’re worth it!
Written by: Deborah Dobson, FizzNiche Staff Writer