Thursday, February 25, 2010
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Monday, February 22, 2010
Too cold? A little bundling goes a long way:
1) Wear a hat to keep the heat in and protect your ears, which may be extra sensitive to the cold.
2) Wear gloves or mittens to keep your hands warm. Try to keep your arms moving as you walk to increase blood flow.
3) Keep moving -- once you get going, you'll generate heat and start feeling warmer.
4) Still cold? Add a scarf or extra layers.
Make healthy behavior contagious: Encourage your family, friends, or neighbors to join you on your walks.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
4 cups water
2 cups miniature peeled carrots
15-ounce can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
14-ounce can peeled Italian plum tomatoes, cut up
1 cup chopped onion
4 teaspoons low-sodium beef bouillon granules or 2 teaspoons regular beef bouillon granules
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
9-ounce package frozen no-salt-added Italian green beans
1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
1/2 cup elbow macaroni, alphabet macaroni, or broken spaghetti, uncooked
1/4 cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
In a large saucepan, combine water, carrots, beans, tomatoes, onion, bouillon granules, garlic, basil, oregano, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add green beans, zucchini, and pasta. Return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes or until pasta is done.
Spoon into bowls and sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.
1 starch, 3 vegetable
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The American Heart Association offers two free programs to get you moving down the road to heart health. Check out the Start! program and the BetterU program to learn more.
Stay tuned to Get Fit Festus for heart healthy recipes and exercise tips.
Jogging hearts image courtesy of http://www.healthybeautifullife.com/labels/Eating%20for%20a%20Healthy%20Heart.html
Monday, February 1, 2010
The article talks about a longevity calculator that will estimate your "age" and life expectancy based on your current health habits. You may be older (or younger) than you think!
Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner gives the following tips, which he calls, "The Power 9," for living a long, healthy life:
1) Keep Moving
Find ways to move naturally, such as walking, gardening, using fewer labor-saving devices.
2) Find Purpose
And pursue it with passion.
3) Slow Down
Work less, rest, take vacations.
4) Stop Eating...
...when you're 80 percent full.
5) Dine on Plants
Eat more veggies, and less meat and processed foods.
6) Drink Red Wine
Do it consistently but in moderation.
7) Join a group
Create a healthy social network.
8) Feed your soul
Engage in spiritual activities.
9) Love your tribe
Make family a high priority.