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Healthy Living: Lori Brothers

Healthy Living: Lori Brothers
  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Seeking answers to your health questions

    People have been asking me where I learned all of the things that I write about each week in this column. It was Socrates who said, “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” And that’s my answer to you all.

    October 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: It’s time to get hooked on fish oil supplements — for reel

    For a long time, I was faithful in eating milled flax seed or taking flaxseed oil. It is a source of getting the essential fatty acids necessary to balance health. It has a nutty flavor, which I enjoy, and it’s good for me.

    September 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Choose your caffeine intake wisely

    In my investigations about the good and bad of caffeine I found two quotes, authors unknown, that I found highly amusing. “Herbal tea tastes so much better when it’s coffee,” and “Coffee is not my cup of tea.”

    September 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Be alert to conserve, recover energy

    You can conserve and recover your energy by looking at the different facets that produce or drain your body’s energy sources. For example, if you’re feeling tired, eat more fish, just for the halibut!

    September 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: It’s time to say goodbye to summer

    The summer holidays of Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day areover. I’m so sorry to have to deliver the sad news. I decided to track down some interesting facts about summer, even though it’s behind us, to cheer us all up.

    September 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Choose to embrace ‘mindful living’

    A recent “graduate” of the six week Spectrum Program said what she values most about healthy choice making is “mindful living.” She reviewed how differently she is living now that she has more awareness about how she is in relationship to eating, thinking and how she decides to exercise and take care of herself.

    August 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Transition to fall a reminder of our internal changes

    Mid-August is such a happy time of the year. There are more tomato sandwiches, salsas and sauces than usual. Knowing people with gardens becomes a high note once again in the cycle of seasons.

    August 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Pain management key to healing process

    According to Hospitals and Health Network, more hospitals are developing formal in-patient pain management programs. The aim is to improve care and boost patient satisfaction. Programs should be multidisciplinary and utilize evidence-based care protocols and pathways where appropriate.

    August 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Raise your standards for better health

    Setting a standard for yourself equals establishing a good habit. Whenever you don’t make a habit that creates a high standard, the results can lead to decline or decay. Just think about personal hygiene as an example. If you don’t take a shower, you may not smell very appealing. If you don’t brush your teeth, cavities may form. If you don’t brush your hair, you may end up with birds nesting in it.

    August 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Make sure your tank is properly filled before starting your exercise routine

    I’d like to give a big “shout out” to Lugene Hudson, who is working toward getting back up to speed with her interest in running. We did have a great event this year, and I like to make sure it is clear to all the walkers that you, too, are invited to participate in our annual event. A great side note — I had a participant who won a medal in her age group. She wasn’t sure if she should come out, since she had never walked a 5K. She surprised herself. Congratulations, Amy!

    August 1, 2013 1 Photo

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