Taking Kitchen Inventory for Safety

It’s not often we think about whether our microwave is in the optimal place, not to mention what we keep on our counters, where our throw rugs are placed, the lighting or flooring in our kitchens, or expiration dates on food. Yet each of these can cause kitchen safety issues for older adults. Let’s help…

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When in Doubt toss it out

Nothing says summer like an outdoor picnic or enjoying a meal of refreshing, cold foods. But summer or winter, healthy eating involves not only what you eat, but also maintaining proper food temperatures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 85 percent of all food-borne illness could be prevented if people handled food…

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Quick Dirty Ways Ruin Salad

Hey, how about a delicious, colorful, satisfying salad on a hot summer day? For sure, it’s a dish overflowing with fruit and vegetable goodness. Sounds healthy, right? But, not so fast! There are many ways to ruin a salad. A first-rate salad can devolve quickly into an unhealthy dish. Before you know it, your good-for-you…

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Tips better Grocery Shopping

Have you ever gone to the grocery store and left with bags full of items you never intended to buy? Or on the way home remembered the one item you really need? Unfortunately, when we shop without a plan, we are more likely to purchase foods we do not need, forget to purchase the items…

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Boost Health and Nutrition with Bingocize

Who doesn’t love Bingo? Individuals of all ages can share enjoyment and friendly competition in a classic game of Bingo, but the game is especially popular among older adults. A program developed at Western Kentucky University, Bingocize ® combines the beloved game with nutrition education and exercise to help reduce falls and improve the health…

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Tips to help Control Hangry in you

If you’ve ever snapped at someone uncharacteristically, honked your horn angrily because it took a driver a millisecond too long to accelerate through a green light, you may be hangry. Maybe you were hard at work, then suddenly, you couldn’t concentrate or remember what you were getting ready to do. That also can be the…

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol. We’ve all heard about how high cholesterol can have negative effects on our health, like increasing the risk for heart disease or a heart attack. But what exactly is cholesterol, and how do we control it? Although we usually think of cholesterol as some sort of evil being in our body, it is important…

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Healthy eating begins with good planning

Have you ever felt sluggish after a meal and then scolded yourself for overindulging or choosing the fries over a side salad? Those spur-of-the moment choices often are what get us in trouble. We all know that when you eat healthier, you feel better, have more energy and a lot less regret. We also know…

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Eat Your Age

There is so much information about what to eat and when to eat it, it’s all so overwhelming. Should you eat more protein and less carbs? Eat less meat and more carbs? More fat? No fat? While I’m not a fan of trendy diets, I am a fan of eating the right foods to give…

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