9 Signs for a Meltdown.

December 22, 2009


Health.com posted an article of nine ways to know if you’re headed for a meltdown over the holidays.  Keep these in mind the next few days! 1. You have super-high expectations. If you tend to feel stress year-round because you’re not meeting the expectations you’ve set for yourself, the holidays are likely to amplify these […]

Homemade Lasagna

December 22, 2009


Here’s a great recipe from my mother-in-law.  It’s a new take on lasagna…and it’s delicious!  You’ll have leftovers for days! 1/2 to 1 lb. hamburger 1/2 c. chopped onion garlic salt to taste 2 cans tomato soup 1/4 tsp. oregano 1/2 c. water (you can replace  with a can of diced tomatoes) 2 tsp. vinegar […]

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Have a Healthy Weekend!

December 18, 2009


Simple appetizers! Some looks complicated, but they all look delicious! (shrimp, anyone?) Heart healthy gifts from the kitchen. Here are some delicious must-have Christmas recipes! The top 10 over-rated health foods of 2009…interesting! Some tips for keeping extra holiday friction out of your relationship! So it’s a little late for an advent calender…but pick your […]

Holiday Myths

December 17, 2009


There are many health myths floating around, and here are a few relating to the holiday that I found on health.com: Myth: Sugar makes kids hyperactive Release the candy canes! Children who eat sugar act no differently than those who have none, according to 12 placebo-controlled studies. One study found that when parents thought their […]

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Holiday Stress

December 9, 2009


The holidays are stressful.  With students, it coincides with final exams and projects.  Trying to go to school, raise a family, work part/full time AND enjoy/provide the holiday cheer canbe exhausting.  Here are some ideas from the Mayo clinic to remain stress-free (or close to it) during the upcoming weeks: Recognize holiday triggers Learn to […]

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Fitness Basics & Getting the Most from Your Workout

December 8, 2009


The Mayoclinic offers some advice on starting a fitness program.  It’s important to remember that starting a fitness program doesn’t mean tomorrow you will run a marathon when you haven’t exercised in weeks.  Exercisings is one of the greatest things you can do for your health, but it doesn’t have to be monumental.  Consistently and […]

Dinner Table Myths

December 7, 2009


Who doesn’t remember the phrase “finish all your food” or “clean your plate” from your parents when you were younger.  A hard part of parenting is getting your children to eat, eat enough, and eat healthy.  Sometimes, they don’t want to.  Health.com has an article called “Dinner Table Myths Debunked” and it does a great […]