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Summer Margarita Mocktail

Non-alcoholic layered strawberry & mango drink EatingWell Test Kitchen Ingredients 3 cups frozen strawberries 3 cups ice, divided 1 cup water, divided ⅔ cup lime juice, divided ½ cup orange juice, divided ¼ cup simple syrup (see Tip), divided 3 cups frozen mango chunks Directions Place strawberries, 1 1/2 cups ice, 1/2 cup water, 1/3 … Continue reading “Summer Margarita Mocktail”

Declutter this Summer

Follow these steps to tackle clutter bit by bit this summer.  Do it while the sun is out and you feel invigorated.  You’ll find yourself in a much better place when school starts and the holiday season (plus more indoor time) approaches.  You’ll thank me later. Professional Organizer, Ashley Gude of AshleyOrganizes.com Kids Schoolwork and … Continue reading “Declutter this Summer”

10 Ways To Control High Blood Pressure Without Medication

By making these 10 lifestyle changes, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. MayoClinic Staff  If you have high blood pressure, you may wonder if medication is necessary to bring the numbers down. But lifestyle plays a vital role in treating high blood pressure. Controlling blood pressure with a … Continue reading “10 Ways To Control High Blood Pressure Without Medication”

What Are the Health Benefits of Spinach?

Understand all the ways the mighty leafy green helps your body, raw or cooked. By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD  Of all the leafy green vegetables, spinach is one of the most versatile. You can add it to smoothies, enjoy it in a chilled salad, steam and sauté it as a side dish, add it to … Continue reading “What Are the Health Benefits of Spinach?”

How to Start Drinking Less

Ready to drink less, but don’t know where to start? Source: Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Find What Works Small changes can make a big difference in reducing your problems related to your drinking. Whatever strategies you choose, give them a … Continue reading “How to Start Drinking Less”

45 Is the New 50 for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Ginny Kincaid, MPH Health Communication Specialist Lead for CDC’s Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign You may have heard by now that the new recommended age to start colorectal cancer screening has been lowered from age 50 to 45. When we started to think about messaging around this age change, we jokingly threw … Continue reading “45 Is the New 50 for Colorectal Cancer Screening”

Tips for Fighting Common Winter Health Issues

The winters are a magical and exciting time for many, but they also bring with them a flurry of health issues, such as the common cold, cough, sore throats, and much more. No matter how much you love to play in the snow or sit beside the fireplace, these issues will leave you with no … Continue reading “Tips for Fighting Common Winter Health Issues”

How Does Stress Affect Your Body?

Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that disturbs our internal or external environment. Physical, mental, or emotional stress can cause various reactions in the human body. Although stress levels vary from person to person, most people experience some sort of physical or mental reaction. Stress is most often associated with feelings such as … Continue reading “How Does Stress Affect Your Body?”