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Lori Brothers: Got cookies? Cut fats elsewhere
Put down that cookie and pay attention! What I have to say is not delicious, fluffy or sweet, but it needs to be said. It is my holiday hope to help you make balanced choices.
Lori Brothers: Christmas traditions vary around the country
Living well through the holidays is about finding the joy in the little things. It is about noticing the details that might bring happiness to friends and family. The little gestures, which can include gift giving, can also be found in many different actions that spring from an open heart inspired by the season. Remember to thread your heart into the hustle and bustle of the season.
Lori Brothers: Holidays a tough time to deal with change — or a great opportunity to embrace it
While many of us have family, friends and traditions we are looking forward to, this time of year can be difficult for those in a transition from change or loss.
Lori Brothers: Thank the cook, watch the leftovers
There are two main reasons for putting out the big spread during Thanksgiving. One is to gather and share the traditions with family and friends, focusing on appreciation and giving thanks for the abundance and blessings in our lives.
Lori Brothers: Bundle up! The cold can impact your health
In order to cope with the winter cold weather, I’ve developed a habit of layering my clothing. I used to have the traditional winter coat, thick, heavy and warm. We all have the image in our heads of the little brother in “A Christmas Story,” all bundled up in the snow suit of the 1960s.
Lori Brothers: Hands off! Not touching your food is wise
Put down those sandwiches! Don’t touch that pizza! The evidence points to keeping hands off of your food if you want to avoid germs during the cold and flu season. This winter, use a fork or spoon at breakfast, lunch and dinner to handle your food, if you can.
Lori Brothers: Canes not just for the elderly
It is interesting how our culture has reduced the walking cane to a sign of aging or decrepitation.In “finer times” the walking cane, often called a walking stick, was used as a tool in traveling. It was also common to use a cane as a fashion statement, show of status or to hide a weapon.
Lori Brothers: Balancing on one foot can improve focus, calm the mind
I found an interesting chart on sharecare.com that lists the amount of seconds you should be able to stand on one foot (based on your age) with your eyes closed.
Lori Brothers: Forget scissors and paper — be a healthy rock
Remember the game Rock-Paper-Scissors (RPS)? A friend of my recently gifted me with a new CD by an artist we both like named Jack Johnson. One of the songs is called “Shot Reverse Shot.”
Lori Brothers: You can contribute to cultural wellness
Have you noticed that wherever you go, there is a retail cashier inviting you to take a phone-in survey? I bet you never considered that it might be the link to improving the health of our culture. I know I promote healthy living. How about the health of our culture?
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