For Your Health – The Many Benefits of Spending Time in Greenspaces

As wonderful as summertime can be, there’s also something really nice about the calendar – and the weather – turning toward fall.  The light starts to soften a bit, and the crisp mornings and warm afternoons invite us to spend more time outside.   Maybe that’s walking the kids home from school, cycling to the grocery store […]

For Your Health – Planning for a healthier school year

August 4, 2022 It’s not what many kids want to hear right now, but the new school year is just around the corner.  Even while the long days remain filled with summer activities, families are starting to make plans for the first day of school and the coming year.   While it’s hard to know what might […]

For Your Health – 4 Healthy Eating Tips That Can Lower the Risk of Cancer

July 5, 2022 It’s likely no surprise to read that what we choose to eat and drink can have a large impact on our health, including our risk of cancer.  Practically from the time we can sit up at the kitchen table, we’re reminded of the importance of eating our vegetables.  And although some of the messages […]

For Your Health – Enjoying Summertime Sun, Safely

June 1, 2022  For the last few years, summertime has felt even more special to me than usual. With the long, warm days, we’re finally able to get outside more and enjoy walks, bike rides and time at the park – often with family and friends we may not have seen for a while. In […]

For Your Health: Young adults, keep eating your vegetables (and other great advice)

If you’ve finally reached that age when you’re officially an adult and starting to branch out on your own for work, school or another adventure, you’ve likely received a lot of advice from the older adults in your life. Some of it you may have sought out. Most of it, probably not. And, yes, as […]

Simple Steps to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

This post first appeared as a For Your Health column in October 2019. For a disease as scary as breast cancer, one positive and very important message that deserves to be heard more often during Breast Cancer Awareness Month is that it’s a disease that can be prevented. Research shows that about half of all […]