Category Archives Healthy Living

juice slushes are healthier than Icees
How many of us remember the summer days of youth, when we ran into the local convenience store, excitedly anticipating cold, fruit-flavored slushes? Its icy texture combined with sweet nectar made for the perfect refreshing beverage. On the other end of the spectrum, a juicing craze that’s taken hold of Americans’ diets. We’re familiar with [...]
Lock up your phone for a digital detox
Smart devices are here to stay. They’ve let us streamline basic tasks like banking, getting directions, buying movie tickets and so much more. While there’s no doubt technology has made our lives easier in many ways (anyone remember day planners?), research suggests that our addiction to it is real. Chances are you’re reading this on [...]
2018 gardening trends
More and more people are getting back to nature, bringing it indoors if they have to. Regardless of your space or where you live, there is a 2018 gardening trend that will work for you. Urban gardening, often in containers, is more popular than ever and goes way beyond the window box. Those who have [...]
Walk Your Way to Fitness
The health benefits of moderate exercise are well known, and walking is one of the easiest ways for people of all ages to achieve them. Research shows that walking briskly for a total of 150 minutes a week – in bouts of as little as 10 minutes – can help you to: Lose weight Get [...]
Prep ahead for freezer meals all month long
For most of us, “frozen food” conjures up cardboard pizza, pot pies, Hot Pockets and low-calorie lunches. Frozen food has evolved quite a bit from the early days of Swanson’s first “TV dinners,” but it’s still something we look at as a fallback when we don’t have time or energy to cook: cheaper than eating [...]
Learn how to prevent pet poisoning.
As smart as we may think our pets are, they often don’t know enough to avoid sniffing or ingesting foods and other products that are toxic to their delicate systems. Even something that may be harmless to humans – or to other species – can be lethal to your pet. Cats, dogs and other animals [...]
Apps can help increase your happiness!
Who couldn’t use more happiness in their life? What is happiness anyway? What does it mean to be happy? It means something different to everyone, but the dictionary defines it as good fortune, pleasure, contentment and joy.  Whether you call it bliss, exhilaration, delight, enjoyment or something else, happiness is something that most of us [...]
Essential Oils
Essential oils have been used around the world for centuries, curing our ailments in a more natural way. If you experience sleep deprivation, low energy, headaches or other problems, there is a likely concoction of essential oils that may be beneficial to you. Whether you use a diffuser or blend them with carrier oils, essential [...]

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