Cut Calories in Drinks This Summer with These Healthy Tips

From summer cocktails to post workout re-hydration drinks, when you are counting calories, don't forget the ones you drink! Want to cut calories in drinks without saying no to anything but water?  Here are a few healthy tips to help you rethink your drink! Can you gain weight from liquid calories? YES! Summertime means block parties, barbecues, and a few too many opportunities for cocktails garnished with tiny umbrellas. Drinking all those extra calories may increase the number you see on the scale. Calories are calories.  … [Read more...]

How to Age Healthy and Stay Active Longer

This post featuring tips on how to age healthy is sponsored by St. Joseph® Low Dose Aspirin.  All opinions are my own. The older I get, the more injuries and health problems I seem to deal with. In fact, I recently learned that I have a congenital heart problem, so I’ve been thinking a lot about how to take my heart health seriously to age healthy and keep moving well into my golden years. Although staying healthy as you age isn’t always easy, there are ways to take make your health a priority. From eating right, exercising, taking … [Read more...]

Urgent Care Mistakes to Avoid and How a SingleCare Card can Help

This post about urgent care mistakes and the SingleCare card program has been sponsored by SingleCare.  All opinions are my own. I am one of the lucky people in this country who has a decent healthcare plan.  However, even with good healthcare, I have spent my fair share of time in the urgent care clinic.  Sometimes, I don't get sick between 9 AM and 5 PM.  My kids don't CHOOSE to get a sinus infection on Saturday morning.  While you may not be able to avoid the urgent care clinic completely, knowing a few of these common urgent care … [Read more...]

10 of the Tastiest Foods That Relieve Stress

We all have days when we are stressed out.  Arguments with kids, a husband out of town, a major leak in the kitchen and too many deadlines have all played a part in my stress over the last few months.  I tend to eat in response to my increased stress levels which is not good for my waistline!  But, if I am going to eat, then I should focus on nibbling on foods that relieve stress, right?  Well, instead of reaching for that hot fudge sundae or the box of Girl Scout cookies you just bought, grab a few of these healthy foods to help reduce your … [Read more...]

The Health Benefits of the Kiwi Fruit will Truly Amaze You!

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a blogger event featuring dozens and dozens of fresh food brands.  From grass-fed beef to organic kiwi, I learned a ton about farming, fresh food, and the importance of a healthy diet.  I came home from the event with a large bag of organic kiwi, which my son and I were thrilled about.  Kiwi are always a popular snack item in our house! I started wondering what, exactly, these little fuzzy green fruit could do for me.  The health benefits of the kiwi fruit will truly astound you and you should be putting … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Start Eating Healthy Even if You Are Short on Time

Thank you Healthy Choice for sponsoring this post about easy ways to start eating healthy. Visit your local retailer to pick up your own Healthy Choice Simply Cafe Steamer or Original Cafe Steamer meal today! With school back in session, our lives have once again gotten to the frantic running around like a madman stage.  Our days revolve around after school band practices, tennis matches, two adults with full-time jobs and random commitments I just couldn't say no to. While I try to simplify where I can, it isn't always easy.  Unfortunately, … [Read more...]