Healthy Living Topics


4 Simple Steps to Easier Summertime Grilling

Grilling incorrectly can increase exposure to harmful carcinogens and stomach bugs.

How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

Sticking to good eating habits can get pretty tough when you’re on vacation. Here are some tips to help you stay on track.

10 Insects to Watch Out For in the Summer

Summer is a great time to get your exercise outdoors. But the reality is that it increases your chances of coming into contact with pests that can temper your enthusiam for spending a lot of time outside. In fact, an attack by some insects can be pai...

Staying Safe This Summer

The hot days of summer are upon us and with them come a new set of health hazards – some a little surprising. Here’s a summer safety guide to help you avoid stings, sprains and harmful germs in the sunny days ahead.

Having a Heat Wave? Be Smart in Picking a Beverage

Where I live, we’re already starting to have heat advisories. These advisories are issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within 12 hours of the onset of one of two conditions. The first is that there will be a heat index (whic...

Keep Your Cool! Important Steps to Take to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

Darn, it’s hot outside! Like many others around the United States, I’m finding I’m sweltering in 100-plus temperatures when I step outside every afternoon. And morning isn’t much better - we’re already nearing 90 degrees and it’s just barely 10 a.m. ...

Take Special Care of Your Canine Exercise Buddy During the Dog Days of Summer

One of my workout buddies got my attention last week - and not in a good wayI’ve been trying to walk the dogs fairly regularly, but have really had to resort to going fairly early in the morning since our afternoon temperatures have been topping out ...