Today is the ‘official’ day of CHILI! Is there anything better than a spicy bowl of beans, cheese, and beef paired with an icy cold glass of milk? I sure can’t think of anything. Some may disagree, but you can’t deny that calcium plays a large role in chili.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 1 in 4 adults in the United States. Another 25% of adults have blood pressure readings considered to be on the high end of normal. High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer” because it has no symptoms and can go undetected for years. It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Researchers found that in just 8 weeks, people following the DASH diet saw their blood pressure decrease.
Steam it for a latte, mix it into pancake batter, but mostly, keep it cold.
Lindsey Vonn, the darling of U.S. Alpine downhill skiing and gold medal favorite, has been trying to recover from a deep shin bruise that might prevent her from skiing in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She has reportedly tried just about everything to heal the shin that she injured during pre-Olympics training in Austria. [...]
Recovery begins with a Cardiac Rehabilitation program. February 14-20 is National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week. This week helps to highlight the role of prevention and education in the treatment of heart disease. Cardiac Rehab is a medically supervised program designed to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical and mental performance. The goal is to reduce the risk of another cardiac episode or to keep an already present heart condition from getting worse.
Decatur Middle School in Indianapolis has fully embraced the Fuel Up To Play 60 initiative. It has allowed collaboration between administration, food services, students, and the physical education and health teachers. The Colts Fitness Camp provided students with the opportunity to make a difference in their lives, while the taste testing event allowed them to take a leadership role in impacting healthy food choices for the entire school.
National Dairy Council and National Football League Program Aims to Reach More Than 90,000 Schools by 2011 Fuel Up to Play 60 is joining the First Lady’s call to improve the health of our next generation. An in-school nutrition and fitness program launched in partnership by National Dairy Council and National Football League, Fuel Up to Play [...]
National Children’s Dental Health Month Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children [...]
Oh yes, it’s that time of year again when we are reminded to do something sweet for the one we love OR we are reminded that we are single. (Some call it Single Awareness Day!) Either way, you don’t want to consume tons of calories only to feel regret later. I have some ideas to [...]
Blue Buster Smoothie 1 (6-ounce) container low-fat blueberry yogurt 1/2 cup apple juice 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1/3 cup frozen sliced peaches 5-6 ice cubes Blend all ingredients with ice (amount of ice will vary depending on desired consistency). Pour into a glass and serve chilled.