Water Works Challenge Begins in August 2019

Man drinking waterDid you know your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues? Water also helps to regulate your body’s temperature, transport nutrients and cushion your joints. Drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water helps you to stay hydrated. But when your water intake doesn’t equal your output, you can become dehydrated. Continue reading

Have a Heart Challenge Begins February 2019

group-heart-hug-300x200-300x200The Have a Heart Challenge is a great way to jump-start a healthier lifestyle in 2019. This challenge helps you focus on these heart-healthy steps: eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as getting physical activity. The challenge begins on February 1. Continue reading

Skip the salt, not the flavor

herbs and spices_482x414According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, most Americans should consume less sodium. Most of the sodium we consume is in the form of salt, and the vast majority of sodium we consume is in processed and restaurant foods. Your body needs a small amount of sodium to work properly, but too much sodium is bad for your health. Continue reading

Whole-wheat, oatmeal, pecan waffles (or pancakes)

pancakes_2_300x200Growing up, my mom would make me pancakes or waffles every day before school. We’re talking 6:30 every morning, rain, shine or snow drift. She didn’t use whole-wheat flour, but I’ll cut her some slack. Because I am diabetic, I used an alternative to syrup that is similar to the berry topping in the recipe below. Continue reading