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Healthy Living: Lori Brothers

Healthy Living: Lori Brothers
  • Brothers.jpg 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.

    December 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg 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.

    December 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg 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.

    November 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg 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.

    November 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg 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.

    November 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg 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.

    November 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Balancing on one foot can improve focus, calm the mind

    I found an interesting chart on that lists the amount of seconds you should be able to stand on one foot (based on your age) with your eyes closed.

    October 31, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg 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.”

    October 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg 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?

    October 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Change ‘the way it’s always been’

    Did I ever tell you the pot roast story? It is something I heard in church and it really stuck with me. This is my rendition.

    October 10, 2013 1 Photo

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