posted on October 30th, 2012 ·

Your question is a common one…ever heard of the Freshman 15? No matter what year you’re in, eating right while in college can be tough if you’re not properly armed. Here’s a quick list of on the go foods to keep at home(some you can eat right out of the package, some you just need to add hot water to): Nutrigrain bars, instant oatmeal packets or cups, lowfat or nonfat yogurt, Ragu Express, Starkist tuna salad kit, whole wheat crackers (like Breton minis or lowfat triscuits), low fat graham crackers, peanut butter, jelly, whole wheat bread, canned lentil soup, baby carrots, apples, bananas, oranges. You can make a snack mix out of dried fruit (I like cranberries), almonds, soynuts, pretzels and whole wheat crackers. (more…)

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The Trouble With Relationships

posted on October 19th, 2012 ·

Relationships are only as alive as the people engaging in them.’ That is a quote from Donald Ardell. I found this quote on my perpetual calendar as I turned over the page this morning. This one seemed to hit home. I’ve spoken with so many people in the last few weeks that have either been having relationship troubles or are just coming out of one. (more…)

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No time to exercise!

posted on October 15th, 2012 ·

I have no time to exercise and eat right because I work two jobs. What can I do?

It’s hard to change your eating habits. I found success by creating one new habit every week. Once you are done, you need to keep monitoring yourself so you do not lapse into old eating habits! (more…)

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Supporting Each Other Through Loss, Grief and Illness

posted on October 11th, 2012 ·

When someone you know is going through a divorce, grieving the death of a loved one, is seriously ill or experiencing any major life change, these helpful tips may help you in your efforts to be supportive: (more…)

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The History of Nursing

posted on October 3rd, 2012 ·

Nurses today require specialized education and training to do their part in health care. Since the beginning, it has remained mostly a female profession but today more males are becoming nurses. Nurses teach preventive care and help to maintain a person’s health. They assist in medical treatments, give support in rehabilitation and attend to the dying. An increasing number of nurses choose to be Hospice nurses who tend only to the dying. Most nurses work in hospitals and nursing homes while others choose to work in public health agencies, in schools, or as industrial nurses. (more…)

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Osteoporosis Risk Increases

posted on September 30th, 2012 ·

Women with small body frames are more likely to suffer from hip, rib and pelvis fractures than women with larger frames, according to a recent study. Older women with low body-weight are believed to sustain more fractures and have higher risks for osteoporosis because they have lower bone-density than other women. (more…)

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Climbing in South America

posted on September 25th, 2012 ·

Aconcagua is the highest peak in South America and the Southern hemisphere. My husband Stan and I have enjoyed climbing many mountains and decided to tackle Aconcagua, without a guide. (more…)

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Swiss Ball Single Leg Bridge

posted on September 14th, 2012 ·

Starting Position:
Begin by lying on your back with the ball between your shoulder blades and your legs bent at the knees at an approximate 90-degree angle. Extend your arms to the side for balance. (more…)

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Bone Density and Exercise

posted on September 10th, 2012 ·

Calcium intake is believed to lower the risk for osteoporosis and maintain bone health, but new findings suggest that exercise may be more effective than calcium at increasing bone mineral density. (more…)

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Open Water Diver Certification Course

posted on September 5th, 2012 ·

The open water diver course or basic certification is usually offered over two consecutive weekends for a total of four days that can otherwise be broken down in smaller sessions during weeknights totaling approximately 32 hours. (more…)

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