Fall Family Activities That Fit In Any Budget

While I remember plenty of crisp (and let’s be honest, cold) October days in upstate New York, here in North Carolina, it’s much more mild. Still, the signs of Fall are all around us beginning in October and I think half of our yard will be covered in multi-color leaves. With our little girl on …

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FHP…Forward Head Posture

FHP leads to long term muscle strain, disc herniations, arthritis, and pinched nerves (Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Volume 18, #3, March 2000). One of the most common postural problems is the forward head posture (FHP). Since we live in a forward facing world, the repetitive use of computers, TV, video games, trauma, and even backpacks …

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RecipeCorner – Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites

Always looking for a healthy grab and go snack? This could be the one for you. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups pretzels 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (opt: toast before using) 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened 1/4 cup organic agave Instructions: In food …

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Hurricane Ready…

With hurricane season in full force, are you prepared? Know when the storm is likely to hit in your area and plan on being prepared a couple of days before. Do not attempt to go out in the storm to move items around. Being prepared in advance will also give you ample time to clean …

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Taking posture seriously

Good posture can improve the quality of your life. Here are 5 reasons why you need to take it seriously. More Energy – Less strain is put on the muscles, meaning the body uses less energy Good Back – Helps prevent chronic backache and muscle pain Spine Protection – Stops the spine from being fixed …

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Never ignore the early signs of skin cancer

Generation after generation have always loved to lay in the sun. Did you ever slather n the baby oil and lay in the sun only to end up red, burned, and peeling? Skin cancer is a condition where cancer cells arise from a person’s skin. This is due to the development of abnormal skin cells. …

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Hand Washing for Health

No matter the time of year we are always susceptible to colds and flu. When should you wash your hands? Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone who is sick Before and after treating a cut or wound After using the toilet After changing diapers or cleaning …

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Gardening this summer?

Did you know that gardeners can be prone to tetanus infections? Whether you’re new to gardening or have a green thumb, remember to keep your health and safety a priority. 84% of Americans participate in gardening or yard work every year; 31% of tetanus cases reported between 1998 and 2000 came from garden, yard, or farm injuries. Tetanus …

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