Several of Indiana's most common summer pests seem to thrive best under certain conditions, namely wet, warm weather, which we have had plenty of so far this year. Due to their reputation for spreading disease and to humans and being a nuisance for pets and livestock, ticks are one of those pests that should not be ignored in the summer months. Ticks are a common presence, particularly in wooded and highly vegetated areas. Thankfully, there are a few steps that can be taken to help prevent the l
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.