Unexpected Health Benefits of Gardening

Each autumn, the culinary benefits of gardening overflow into our kitchens. Our pantry shelves fill with the many-colored fruits of the harvest: glowing jars of tomatoes and beans, golden braids of onions and garlic, winter squashes in rich greens, oranges and tans…and tucked away from light and moisture, bins of sustaining potatoes, beets, carrots and[…]

Fall’s Most Fattening Foods

From sweet potato casserole to pumpkin spice lattes, this season’s favorites can wreck your diet. Try these tips to make them healthier.   Potpie Perils When fall arrives, many of us turn to hearty foods, like creamy chicken potpie. One pie from the grocery freezer case can have more than 1,000 calories. For a fraction[…]

Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet

  1. Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol (a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum);   2. Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case s/he escapes through the open door while you’re distracted with trick-or-treaters;   3. Keep[…]

Spooky Truths Regarding Halloween Safety On and Off the Road

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house.   But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety.   In 2015, about 6,700 pedestrian deaths and 160,000 medically consulted injuries occurred[…]

Maintain – Don’t Gain | Week 12

Fit Fall, Well Winter    17 Tips to Maintain Your Weight in 2017   PDF Version View Maintain Don’t Gain Main Page Balance your calories. Don’t eat more calories than you burn through physical activity.   Make sustainable healthy decisions. Every step you take to maintain your weight, you’ll need to continue in order to[…]

Maintain – Don’t Gain | Week 11

Fit Fall, Well Winter    Fitness is for Life   Exercise is one of the best investments you can make toward your overall health and well-being. The CDC recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of exercise each week. 150 minutes of time may seem like a lot to devote to exercise, but it[…]

Maintain – Don’t Gain | Week 10

Fit Fall, Well Winter    Set Realistic Resolutions   Select your resolution wisely with the help of these tips!   PDF Version View Maintain Don’t Gain Main Page Choose something that really interests you. Avoid choosing cliché’ New Year’s goals. Think long and hard about what you would like to accomplish in 2017.   View[…]