Category: Health

Color Run : The Happiest 5k on Earth

Color Run

  In the Spring, when my daughter asked (in her sweetest voice with pleading eyes) if I’d do the Color Run 5k with her, I think I nearly fell over. My first thought was YES! Yes, I will go out and do a spiffy, athletic run with my baby girl! Hugs […] Read more…

Eat More Colorfully (Infographic)

Did you know that colorful foods contain phytonutrients or plant compounds that help protect your overall health? Did you know that 22% of people do not get enough reds in their diet? Which colors and nutrients are you missing?  We teamed up with eReplacement Parts to break down produce into […] Read more…

Grow Your Own Salad Bowl, Part 1

3 Reasons To Grow Your Own Salad Salads make great summer meals and are a tasty addition to your lunchbox or dinner table any time of the year. They make the perfect light meal and you know you should be getting more leafy greens in your diet. Why not start growing […] Read more…

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Yes, you have to wear sunscreen. Yes, you have to look for shade. Yes, you have to cover up. Yes, you have to check your skin regularly. Yes, you can prevent skin cancer. Yes, it’s that important that you are educated about skin cancer to protect yourself and your family. Yes, […] Read more…

#Diabetes: How to Plan for the Heat and Heat-Related Emergencies

Diabetes Heat Emergency

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet unpredictable summer weather – with its high temperatures and frequent storms – can wreak havoc on that routine and make it difficult to manage diabetes. In fact, studies have shown that during a heat wave, […] Read more…

HELP! Tips Needed for Traveling with Special Needs Children

Traveling with special needs children

With Spring Break upon us and summertime just around the corner, this is a great time to think about vacations! Traveling with a child with special needs may require a little more planning, but support and information is out there.  There are so many ways to make the trip easier and […] Read more…

Food Pantry Wish List – It’s Not Just About Green Beans and Pineapple!

Best things to donate to a food pantry.

While food pantries need our support all year long, this is the time of year that many people thing about donating. At work, we collect for our food pantry several times a year, and I wanted to share a wish list of things that are really needed. First, some of […] Read more…

Paying for Diabetic Testing Supplies and Medication

Resources for Paying for Diabetic Testing Supplies and Medication

This post is being published with permission from the American Diabetes Association. With the ups and downs of the economy and lean job market, many people with diabetes find themselves with limited resources to manage diabetes effectively. In times like these it’s often hard to know where to turn. However, […] Read more…

American Diabetes Month – The Importance of Treatment

Traveling with Diabetes – Plan Ahead for a Healthy Holiday

traveling with diabetes

Before DH was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, we didn’t think twice about the way we ate when we were on the road. Breakfast was usually a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, and lunch was a hamburger combo meal, super-sized. Yes, it was easier, but was also killing us.  We’ve […] Read more…

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