Three Smoothie Recipes to Make with your Family

When you want a cold, sweet treat it can be easy to reach for a big scoop of ice cream. While the delicious delight is good in moderation, ice cream isn’t always the healthy choice. The next time you want a nice treat, for dessert or even with your breakfast, try making a smoothie. Getting your kids to help you in the kitchen is a great way to spend time as a family.

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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling Abroad

When it comes time to planning your vacation in a foreign country, you’re probably focused on the adventures you want to have and the memories you will make.

But anytime you travel, you can’t take a vacation from your health. Traveling outside of the U.S. may require even more planning for your health to stay on track.

Here are some helpful tips to make sure you are healthy during your travels abroad.

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How to Start Running: Three Things to Consider Before You Begin

Whether it’s a leisurely jog or a quick race, running can be great exercise.

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. That’s less than thirty minutes per day, five times per week! Moderate exercise can improve blood circulation, prevent bone loss, and help manage stress.

Running doesn’t require a lot of specialized equipment – just some really good shoes. Want to hit the pavement? Here are some tips to help you start running in a healthy way. Read more

How to Prepare for a Doctor’s Appointment

When you’re visiting your doctor, it’s important to use every minute of your appointment.

In order to receive the best healthcare possible, you should strive to be an active part of your healthcare team.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says, “Patients who ask questions and take an active role are happier with their care and see more improvement in their health than patients who do not.”

Here are some helpful tips to make sure you get the most out of your next visit to the doctor. Read more

Five Tips for Getting Better Sleep

Sleep is important for mind and body, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is getting as much shut-eye as they should. With work, family or even late night TV, sleep may not always come easily.

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Talking with Parents About Assisted Living

Discussing assisted living with a loved one is a difficult conversation. Use these tips to help you talk with mom or dad about the lifestyle change.

Change can be hard at any age. When a loved one needs a little extra help to maintain their everyday lifestyle, family members may have to help him or her make a difficult decision to move into an assisted living residence. Read more