Coal miners work hard to provide electrical energy for our country, but what about their own personal energy? Too often, people have days where they feel wiped out, stressed, or depressed. And that’s not good for anyone—the individual, their family and friends, or even co-workers. (more…)
Grilling brings out the flavor in a wide variety of vegetables without adding a lot of fat or calories. Use this recipe for a simple and healthy addition to your next cookout.
- Choose a vegetable. Corn on the cob with husks removed, bell peppers cut into large chunks, asparagus, and zucchini sliced lengthwise are great choices.
- Add a little oil and seasoning. Rub the vegetables with just a little extra virgin olive oil or canola oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Feeling more adventurous? Add other spices like chili powder or Cajun seasoning, or sprinkle with fresh herbs such as garlic, rosemary, thyme, or terragon!
- Grill 8 – 12 minutes. Heat your grill to medium high and grill the vegetables, turning often, until crisp and tender.
Do you have enough energy to enjoy the activities and people you love? When you received the results of your last HealthCheck, were you satisfied with your Heart Age? If not, what are you doing about it?
If you are just tucking your annual results report away, you are missing out on the true power of HealthCheck — the power to improve your health and boost your energy. If your Heart Age is too high and you had a few “FIX” results, ask your health coach about starting the HealthCheck90 program.
Experience the Joys — avoid the hazards.
The great outdoors calls to us in the summer. Keep it a great experience. Be aware of a potential hazard: Lyme disease. Check for ticks after being outdoors (if a tick is removed within 24 hours, your chance of getting Lyme disease is very small). Be alert for an unexpected fever or rash. In most cases, early treatment with antibiotics can completely cure Lyme disease.
Leaves of three – let them be is a little rhyme about another outdoor hazard: poison plants. Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac all share the same toxic oil that causes an itchy, blistering rash. Be sure everyone in your family can recognize and avoid the plants. Leaves, stems, and roots are all poisonous. Remember that the oil sticks to clothing, garden tools, and even pets’ fur. Thoroughly clean any surface that’s been in contact with these plants.