All posts tagged "health"

  • Food & Drink
    Fueling up on the go

    By Amanda Heffner, RDN, LD Over the past 40 years, Americans have become more and more accustomed...

  • Food & Drink
    Mimosa Mocktail

    By Lori Mork Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to start her day than with a special drink for her breakfast? Mimosas have long been a part of special celebrations, such as weddings and morning brunches, so this is the perfect start to her day, and making...

  • Health & Fitness
    Longer days mean outdoor exercise

    By Dr. Pete Pfeffer The days are getting longer, and it’s warm enough to be outside. If you (like me) didn’t get away south this winter, it is time to find a cure for those pent up feelings of “cabin fever” we are experiencing. The best remedy for being locked up all...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Knick-knack paddy whack . . . don’t give the dog a bone

    By Dr. Florian Ledermann With the holidays approaching and lots of company, food and gifts to share, there is always a temptation for someone to want to feed the host family dog the leftovers, including chicken bones, turkey bones, pork bones or ham bones. Although bones have long been thought to be...

  • Health & Fitness
    5 minute yoga

    By Alyssa Stern Staying active each day will help keep you more relaxed and focused. Doing a quick morning yoga series will get you moving in the right direction. Try these quick five moves: Standing backbend and side stretches Inhale with the arms up straight and bend back slightly to feel elongation...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    5 minute mommy time-outs

    By Alyssa Stern We all have five minutes in our busy lives to take for ourselves. The important thing is to remember to take the five minutes and do something for us, because we mamas deserve it. 1. Essential oil bath – soak for about 20 minutes. Here are some suggestions: Take...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    10 benefits of reading

    By Lori Mork As a voracious reader, I know the positive effect that getting lost in a good novel can bring. Here are 10 reasons why you should grab a book and dive in: Works your memory. It doesn’t matter what you read, reading helps the parts of your brain connect in...

  • Health & Fitness
    Sleep your way to better health

    By Carly Erickson, ND, SMS Sleep your way to better health! Sound too good to be true? Sleep plays an important role in your mental and physical health. Sleep helps your brain form new pathways for learning and remembering information. It also helps with attention span, decision making and creativity. Sleep deficiency...

  • Health & Fitness
    15 minutes a day to a stress-free, healthier you!

    By Kristen Haabala Wiener Stress is a natural part of life, but when it becomes too much, it can affect your health. In fact, chronic stress can trigger serious illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and even cancer! Unfortunately, you cannot avoid stress, but you can change your reaction to it....

  • Health & Fitness
    Mindfulness vs. Meditation

    By Pete Pfeffer When the topic of meditation comes up, it often causes a stir. There can be confusion as to the purpose and the expected outcome. My first experience was no different. I was walking back to work when I saw the sign, Lakes Area Counseling and Mediation. “Great! I’ve always...

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