Exercising in Warmer Weather

Exercising in Warmer Weather

Working out in hot, humid conditions can increase the stress on the body, raise your core body temperature, and increase the heart rate. Being sure to focus on your level of exertion and controlling your core temperature should be in the forefront during these warm...
Summertime Snacking

Summertime Snacking

Now that summer is here; it is time for summertime treats. Usually, we look for snacks to cool us off in the summer heat, but unfortunately, these snacks are usually high sugar, high fat, and provide empty calories. When you look to cool off, it is important to choose...
Summertime Food Safety

Summertime Food Safety

While it may be questionable what our summer gatherings may look like, one thing that remains the same is being diligent on keeping our food safe during these hotter days. Whether you have cookouts and picnics with just your immediate family or head out to a small get...
Is Sunscreen Important?

Is Sunscreen Important?

With summer approaching, be sure you protect your skin and eyes from the ultraviolet rays the sun is giving off. Because the sun is stronger in the summer, the chances of getting a sunburn and damaging the skin increase. Awareness of how the ultraviolet light affects...
Eat the Rainbow

Eat the Rainbow

Summer is approaching quickly, and with warm weather and sunshine come gardens and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in many color categories. Think of these categories as a rainbow incorporating these colors: Red/Pink, Orange/Yellow, Green, White, and Blue/Purple. ...
Hydration Affects Most Every Function in the Body

Hydration Affects Most Every Function in the Body

Mental focus is at the top of the list. Not being fully hydrated can cause us to lose focus on important details, overeat, and cause feelings of tiredness. Drinking one 8-ounce glass of water for every hour you are working or studying can help keep you hydrated and...