8 Helpful Hints for Healthy Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, it is a good time to not only reflect on the year being brought to a close but also the new one that lies ahead! Because this time of year is traditionally known for indulgent foods in great abundance, staying on track with your health and wellness goals can … Continue reading 8 Helpful Hints for Healthy Holidays

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9 stay-healthy tips for the holidays

Holidays can be a stressful time of year for many people. Additional things to do in a given time can mean that aspects of the daily diet and routine that are crucial for good health sometimes take a back seat. Yet it is a time of year when it is important to stay balanced in … Continue reading 9 stay-healthy tips for the holidays

6 Things Everyone Should Know About Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that happens when your blood sugar (or blood glucose) is too high. Because insulin is the hormone that helps move glucose out of your blood and into your cells for energy, if your pancreas does not make enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. Here’s what we should all know … Continue reading 6 Things Everyone Should Know About Diabetes

6 disciplines for living healthy like a Nutcracker dancer

To be a Nutcracker dancer requires extreme dedication – and at a time when many family and friends are enjoying fatty treats and lounging around watching football. What health lessons can Nutcracker dancers share to help everyone enjoy a more fit lifestyle during this holiday season? Enjoy your food, but watch your portions! It’s completely … Continue reading 6 disciplines for living healthy like a Nutcracker dancer

Hy-Vee KidsFit Initiative Fights Against Childhood Obesity

Kylene Frost, RD, LD, Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian According to the CDC, the percentage of children and adolescents in the U.S. affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Data from 2015-2016 show that nearly 1 in 5 (ages 6 to 19 years) is obese, which is defined as having excess body fat. Causes of … Continue reading Hy-Vee KidsFit Initiative Fights Against Childhood Obesity

New Health & Wellness Info at the Library

Fulfill your prescription for information at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where wellness knowledge is at your fingertips.   Inseparable: the original Siamese twins and their rendezvous with American history by Yunte Huang, Health Information Neighborhood 616.043 HUA         Nearly a decade after his triumphant Charlie Chan biography, Yunte Huang returns with this long-awaited … Continue reading New Health & Wellness Info at the Library