November 28, 2019

Dear Daughters, Salt plays a role in high blood pressure. Everyone, including children, should reduce their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day (about one teaspoon of salt). Adults age 51 and older, African Americans of any age and individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease should further…

November 21, 2019

Dear Daughters, The human body is made up of about 60-70% water. We require water to help us digest food, carry nutrients, remove waste, cushion organs and maintain fluid and electrolyte balance. Throughout the course of the day, we lose water through perspiration, breathing and urinary output. The Food and Nutrition Board has set a…

November 14, 2019

Dear Daughters, When you are feeling sad, stressed or in a generally bad mood, exercising might be the last thing you feel like doing. Instead, you may decide to reach for sweets and snacks, turn on the television or curl up with your favorite book. While each of these activities may provide you with temporary…

November 7, 2019

Dear Daughters, Often, people turn to high-caffeine beverages and energy drinks to give them the boost they need to get through the day. However, many of these drinks are loaded with refined sugars and high amounts of caffeine, which can cause a burst of energy, then a rapid crash. Learn lifestyle strategies that help eliminate…

October 31, 2019

Dear Daughters, Most people have “bad” habits they would like to change. Yet, wanting to change a habit and actually doing it takes planning and focus. Learning more about what habits are, what can cause them and how to change them can provide the power to end negative patterns of behavior. Defining the Habit Six…

October 24, 2019

Dear Daughters, Being self-aware is an important skill to have. However, being too critical can be harmful to your productivity and self-confidence. Common Signs of Perfectionism Break Long-term Goals into Steps Focus on the Positives Switch Activities Meditate or Exercise Stop Procrastinating Think Realistically Common Signs of Perfectionism Commons signs of perfectionism include: Overthinking simple…