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10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #6
Saturday, December 26, 2015      12 comments

6. Reboot Your Breath Feeling less stressed is as close as your next breath. Focusing on your breath curbs your body's "Fight or Flight" reaction to pressure or fear, and it pulls your attention away from negative thoughts. Sit comf... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #5
Friday, December 25, 2015      14 comments

5. Tune In Heading into a stressful situation? Music can help you calm down. In one study, people had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol when they listened to a recording of Latin Choral Music before doing so... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #4
Thursday, December 24, 2015      13 comments

4. Sniff some Lavender Certain scents like Lavender may soothe. In one study, nurses who pinned small vials of Lavender oil to their clothes felt their stress ease, while nurses who didn't felt more stressed. Lavende... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #3
Wednesday, December 23, 2015      15 comments

3. Smile like you mean it. Don't roll your eyes the next time someone advises you to "Grin and Bear It." In times of tension, keeping a smile on your face---especially a genuine smile that's formed by the muscles arou... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #2
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      18 comments

2. Get Outside Spending time outdoors, even close to home, is linked to better well-being. You're in a natural setting and you're usually doing something active, like walking or hiking. Even a few minutes can make a difference in ho... Read more
10 Ways To Stop Stress Now #1
Monday, December 21, 2015      12 comments

Put stress in its place. How you handle stress makes a big difference in how you feel. It might even help your blood pressure, blood sugar level, and the rest of you. Use these calming strategies to stop stress ASAP. 1. Break out the Bu... Read more
The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 20, 2015      15 comments

We just arrived home from seeing The Nutcracker at the University Theatre in Madison. Our 8 year-old Grand-daughter, Elizabeth, has been taking ballet lessons for the past 3 years and was a Bon Bon in the Nutcracker. They have been rehearsing ... Read more
10 Super Foods For Better Health #10
Saturday, December 19, 2015      12 comments

10. Leafy Greens Don't miss out on powerhouse greens like Kale, Collards, Spinach, Turnip Greens, Mustard Greens, and Swiss Chard. These stand-out leafy greens are loaded with vitamins A, C, and K, folate, p... Read more
10 Super Foods For Better Health #9
Friday, December 18, 2015      16 comments

9. Butternut Squash Steam a sliced squash or buy peeled, diced butternut squash at the supermarket that's ready to go into the oven, a stir-fry, or a soup. It's an easy way to get lots of vitamins A and C and fiber. ... Read more
10 Super Foods For Better Health #8
Thursday, December 17, 2015      13 comments

8. Watermelon Watermelon is a heavyweight in the nutrient department. A standard serving (about 2 cups) has one-third of a day's vitamins A and C, a nice shot of potassium, and a healthy dose of lycopene for only 90 f... Read more
10 Super Foods For Better Health #7
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      18 comments

7. Garbanzo Beans All beans are good beans. They're rich in protein, fiber, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. But garbanzos stand out because they're so versatile. Look for no-salt-added var... Read more
10 Super Foods For Better Health #6
Tuesday, December 15, 2015      12 comments

Crisp Breads 6. Whole-grain rye crackers, like Wasa, Finn Crisp, RyKrisp, Kavli, and Ryvita----- have ingredients that are as simple as it gets: whole-grain flour (typically rye), water, salt, and (sometimes) yeast. Try the... Read more
10 Super Foods For Better Health #5
Monday, December 14, 2015      17 comments

5. Wild Salmon The Omega-3 fats in fatty fish like salmon may help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. And wild-caught salmon is more sustainable than farmed salmon. ... Read more
10 Super Foods For Better Health #4
Sunday, December 13, 2015      20 comments

4. Broccoli Broccoli has lots of vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K, and folic acid. Steam until it's bright green and just tender. Add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a spritz of fresh lemon juice. ... Read more
10 Super Foods For Better Health #3
Saturday, December 12, 2015      17 comments

3. Unsweetened Greek Yogurt Fat-free plain Greek yogurt has a pleasant tartness that's perfect foil for the natural sweetness of berries, bananas, or your favorite whole-grain cereal. It's strained, so even the fat-free versions are thick... Read more

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