September is Cholesterol Awareness Month. More than 65 million Americans have high blood cholesterol, a serious condition that increases the risk for heart disease. High cholesterol does not cause symptoms, so many are unaware their levels are too high.
Lisa Franzen-Castle, RD, PhD, Nutrition Specialist for University of Nebraska Extension suggests basic ways to lower cholesterol levels lessening the risk of developing heart disease and reducing the chance of having a
Meal Planning and Preparation
Starting the week with a plan of five to seven healthy meals that everyone in your family enjoys will take the stress out of family meal time. Begin by choosing a main entrÃ©e, such as baked chicken or tacos, then add a vegetable and/or fruit side. Be sure to include foods from all five food groups (fruits, vegetables, protein foods, grains and dairy) when planning your meals.
The month of August means back to school for many children. Families will spend time shopping for new clothes and school supplies. However, how many families spend time planning for what they will eat every day? From hectic mornings, packing lunches, carpooling to after school activities, getting a family meal on the table in the evening, to finishing homework, the days can become long and busy. You may start to wonder how you will ever feed your family a healthy meal. Here are some quick tips a
Clean, disinfected surface areas are a key to a healthy home. Chlorinated cleaning products, used safely and effectively provide a host of health benefits and are a trusted guard against seasonal flu outbreaks and episodes of foodborne illness. Daycare centers, hospitals, restaurants and public facilities of all kinds rely upon disinfectant qualities of chlorine-based cleaners to keep the environment pathogen-free and safe for everyone. The Chlorine Chemistry Council and The Soap and Detergent A
Physical inactivity increases the risk of coronary heart disease. Luckily, this is a modifiable risk factor and improving it is as easy as going for a walk most days of the week. One of the most effective forms of exercise to achieve heart health is walking.
The American Heart Association suggests "at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). An easy goal to remember is 30 minutes a day, fi
There is a major push by consumers recently to have access to fresh and local food and to know where that food is coming from. One of the best ways to participate in this movement here locally is by visiting the upcoming Monticello Farmer's Market. The Monticello Farmer's Market will be held on Saturday's from 9:00am to 1:00pm from May 20th to October 28th at 1210 N 6th Street in Monticello in the parking lot of BJ Wingers. It will also be held on Tuesday evenings from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Consti
Since children have small stomachs they need every bite of their lunch to be nutritious. Following are 6 tips to make it easier to get healthy food from the store to your child's tummy.