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How To Reduce Your Sodium Intake

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It’s important at any point of life, but particularly as you age, to be sure you’re eating a reduced amount of sodium.

THE STORY: When you hear the word “sodium”, you likely automatically think of salt. And sodium is salt, but reducing how much you consume isn’t only a matter of cutting back on the table salt. That’s because you’ll find sodium in so many places, including processed foods that are often high in sodium. So, how can you ensure you’re eating less sodium?

Yes, Frozen Food Can Be Healthy!

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Believe it or not, frozen food can be just as healthy as fresh. You just need to choose wisely.

THE STORY: Let’s face it — it’s much easier picking up something from the grocery store's freezer section for dinner rather than making a meal from fresh ingredients. Plus, it’s more economical and requires less time on your part. The only problem is how unhealthy that can be. Right? Not exactly. Turns out that some frozen food is healthy; you just know how to pick it. Of course, this doesn’t include frozen meals or frozen pizza, which are often high in sodium and artificial ingredients, but there’s still plenty in the frozen food section you can stock up on.


Coping With Kitchen Burnout

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After a year plus of indulging in pandemic cooking, a lot of people are starting to experience kitchen burnout. Are you one of them?

THE STORY: Many people have been spending more time in the kitchen during the pandemic due to eating in being safer than eating out. But after more than a year of coming up with and creating home-cooked meals, a lot of people are experiencing kitchen burnout. What is kitchen burnout?

How to Travel Safely Post-Pandemic

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Are you ready to do some travelling now that the world is starting to open up again? Here’s what you should know.

THE STORY: Now that more and more people have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the world is slowly starting to open back up. For a lot of us, that means travelling again (particularly to see those people we haven’t seen in person in over a year). But how do you travel safely in this starting-to-be-post-pandemic world? Whether you’re just traveling to the next state over or are planning on going out of the country, here’s what you should consider.


Easy Ways to Get Your Child to Eat Healthy

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We all want our kids to eat healthy, but sometimes it’s hard to convince them to eat what’s good for them!

THE STORY: If you have kids, you want them to eat the things that are good for them such as fruits, veggies, lean proteins and whole grains. Sometimes it can be awfully hard to convince them to eat the good stuff though. So, what can you do to make it easier for everyone?

WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD EAT WELL: There are several ways you can help make dinnertime easier - try one of these tricks and reap the benefits!

Parenting During the New “Normal”

While some states have started back to school physically, many more are still staying the course with online learning.

THE STORY: After months of your kids being at home, you may be wondering if you’re doing all you can to keep them healthy both physically & mentally. Are they having their social needs met while social distancing? Are they partaking in too much screen time? Are you doing enough while working and homeschooling and more? We’ve gathered some tips for dealing with quarantine life while parenting to help you make the most of the ongoing situation.


Budgeting during COVID

As Covid-19 continues it’s become more and more important to budget your finances for the long haul.

THE STORY: Thanks to Covid-19 many people are out of work or have had their work reduced. While you may have budgeted early this year for normal times, now things are different. Covid-19 has changed the way we budget and, like many others, you might be having some trouble adjusting. Here’s how to get back on track.

HOW TO BUDGET DURING COVID: Here are 4 tips to get you started on making your budget work.

Ultimate Grilling Guide

Summer has finally arrived and you know what that means - it’s grilling season! Even though you may not be able to currently hold a full-fledged BBQ due to social-distancing guidelines, you can still enjoy grilling out for yourself and the fam.

THE STORY: We’ve rounded up the best grilling tips available to help you become your family’s Grill Master this summer season. While you might be familiar with some of these, there should be a few new ones to up your grill game!



The coronavirus is first and foremost on people’s mind right now, plus it’s still cold & flu season. Here are a few ways to boost your immune system to help keep your family & yourself healthy!

THE STORY: The coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading to more places and cold & flu season isn’t over yet. BUT there’s no reason to panic! You can help prevent infections with a few easy steps and boost your immune system by incorporating the following into your lifestyle.

Post-Holiday Motivation

Get up, get motivated, and break out of the post-holiday funk now that the holiday season has come and gone.

The Story: The holiday blues are REAL and getting back into good, healthy habits aren’t always easy, but it’s necessary to focus on bouncing back and getting out of the holiday hibernation.

Okay – I get that, but how?
Take care of yourself, schedule time for fun, and go easy on yourself

Take care of yourself first
Quality sleep and exercise are recommended by experts to boost mood and manage depression.