Entries by Bonnie R. Giller

Tips on Avoiding Weight Gain When You Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking does not mean that you will automatically gain weight. Among people who do, the average weight gain is between 6 and 8 pounds. Roughly 10 percent of people who stop smoking gain a large amount of weight—30 pounds or more. You can control your weight while you quit smoking by making healthy eating…

Exercising for Osteoporosis Prevention

Bones become bigger, stronger and denser the more you place demands on it. If you do not engage in activity that puts a stress on your bones, then they do not receive any messages that they need to be strong. Those who do not exercise run the risk of having lower bone mass or density….

Winter 2005: To Your Health

In this Issue: Specialty Holiday Coffee Drinks and Your Health Top 10 Ways to Survive Holiday Parties Chanukah…the Festival of Lights… and Potato Latkes Lowering Your Cholesterol Count Replacing Herbs and Spices for Fats in Cooking Exercising the Winter Blues Away Feature Food of the Month: Pomegranates Healthy Recipe: Roasted Pomegranate Chicken  Specialty Holiday Coffee…

Thanksgiving Turkey Basics

Safe Defrosting Turkeys must be kept at a safe temperature during thawing. While frozen, a turkey is safe indefinitely. However, as soon as it begins to defrost, any bacteria that may have been present before freezing can begin to grow again. A package of frozen meat or poultry left thawing on the counter more than…

Exercising Safely Outdoors in the Winter Months

Plan ahead. Make sure you have appropriate clothing available before you make plans to go for an outdoor adventure. Tell family and friends where you will be going. Start slow. Don’t forget to stretch and warm up. It’s cold out, so you will probably feel cold when you first start out. As you keep on…

Seasoning Suggestions Using Herbs and Spices

Beef: Allspice, basil, bayleaf, caraway, curry, chives, cumin, dill weed, dry mustard, green pepper, garlic, grape jelly, mace, marjoram, fresh mushrooms, nutmeg, rosemary, onion, oregano, parsley, pepper, sage, savory, tarragon, tomato, thyme and wine. Fish: Basil, bayleaf, curry powder, dillweed, dry mustard, ginger, green pepper, lemon juice, marjoram, fresh mushrooms, fresh ground pepper, paprika, parsley,…

Top 10 Tips For Eating on the Run

Plan ahead.  Think about the available meal options, and aim for a place offering a wide variety of menu items. Read the menu carefully.  Take your time when reviewing menu options.  Make sure to check for a “healthy” section.  Red flag words to look out for: batter-fried, pan-fried, buttered, creamed, crispy, breaded.  Choose these foods…



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