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Eating healthy and delicious

Wellness with Cindy

Gram always said, “If you have your health, you have everything.” Good health is the cornerstone on which to build your life’s goals and dreams. Whether your goals include a new career or a trip to an exotic locale, you will need the energy and focus that healthy eating provides, like this summer favorite, Spicy Fruit Salsa.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (922)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Skipping breakfast? That's one way to become "hangry"

Wellness with Cindy

One habit that causes bad food choices is skipping meals, particularly breakfast. The human body needs energy and nutrients to start the day, which makes breakfast the most important meal of the day. Don't let your mind overrule your body’s common sense. Experience the bounty of life when you use your brainpower, fueled by breakfast, to make simple yet effective lifestyle changes.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (1196)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Reading nutrition labels can help with getting nutrients you may need

Wellness with Cindy

The nutrition label is on almost every package of food. Numbers and percentages for calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium and more are listed on the label. What does it all mean to the consumer? How can we use the information on the label to make informed food choices?
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Monday, May 12, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1160)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Have you planted your tomatoes yet?

Mother’s Day weekend is the perfect time

I’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day in my own special way this coming weekend, when I plant tomatoes. When I read Jamsey Thomas’ blog about hobbies a few weeks ago, I wasn’t surprised to see gardening near the top of the list for people age 50-plus. I’m 50-plus, and I love gardening, especially vegetable gardening. But then, tomatoes and I go way back. I like to say that tomatoes put me through college.
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Wednesday, May 07, 2014/Author: Pat Gilbert/Number of views (1738)/Comments (-)/

Managing your "stuff"

Celebrate Older Americans Month by taking control to live a healthier life!

As older Americans we have “stuff” that we carry/have carried through our life cycle. Sometimes it’s family issues, sometimes it’s work issues. No matter what "stuff" you have, are you managing it? In the spirit of this year's Older Americans Month, "Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow," OASIS member Ruth Jenerson shares her journey on taking control of her "stuff" so she can live a healthy life.
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Thursday, May 01, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1610)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Super Simple Pizza Soup

Wellness with Cindy

Vegetables have never ranked in my top ten favorite foods. Snacking on a sliced green pepper with ranch dip is as close as I had ever been to my daily servings of veggies. Family health issues changed all that. The change started with learning how to improve our diet. So began the process of discovering how to create a delicious meal filled with vegetables ... like Super Simple Pizza Soup!
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2171)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

6.4 trillion calories removed from the marketplace!

And OASIS volunteers are contributing to the fight against obesity

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and OASIS all have a common goal: to end childhood obesity. OASIS President Marcia Kerz discusses the movement, how manufacturers are making foods healthier with fewer calories, and how OASIS is contributing to the goal through CATCH Healthy Habits.
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Monday, April 14, 2014/Author: Marcia Kerz/Number of views (1691)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

Happy AND Healthy Holidays!

Now that we’re into the 2013 holiday season, remember the messages you are sending to the youth in your life. Holidays are filled with sweet treats and comfort foods, often with few healthy foods and little exercise.  It’s a great time to celebrate with friends and family, but healthy messages should still be a part of the event. And you have a wonderful opportunity to teach everyone that healthy eating and staying active can be fun!  Here's how.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013/Author: Shelby Schroeder/Number of views (1471)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health
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