Pack Your Morning with Nutrients

The school year means busy mornings. Prompting your kids (and let’s be honest - yourself) to get out of bed on time, brushing your teeth, packing your bags, making sure you aren’t forgetting one of the 100 items on your to-do list. That does not leave much time for breakfast. However, breakfast is important to … Continue reading Pack Your Morning with Nutrients

Smart Snacking Tips for Managing Diabetes

By your Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian   The holidays are in full swing, and we all know what that means: Tempting treats are everywhere. This makes it extra challenging to make smart snack choices, which is especially important for the 23 million people with diabetes. Here are a few tips and snack ideas to help you … Continue reading Smart Snacking Tips for Managing Diabetes

Kansas Ballet’s Nutcracker Features Local and National Dancers, a Live Orchestra, and Healthy Lessons for Everyone

By Alexander Smirnov and Stephanie Heston, Kansas Ballet 'Tis the season for families to come together in celebration of the Christmas holiday, and one tradition for many around the world (and certainly here in Topeka) is enjoying a performance of The Nutcracker! At Kansas Ballet, dancers have been preparing for several months for their opportunities … Continue reading Kansas Ballet’s Nutcracker Features Local and National Dancers, a Live Orchestra, and Healthy Lessons for Everyone

5 Ideas for Cooking with Yogurt

Yogurt is practically taking over the dairy aisle, and we’re okay with that. In addition to being a high-protein, high-calcium breakfast, it can also be used in e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. – from savory marinades to salad dressings to sweet homemade frozen yogurt.  When buying yogurt, look for one that contains minimal to no artificial flavors, colors or … Continue reading 5 Ideas for Cooking with Yogurt

24 for Life program helps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

One in three American adults has prediabetes. If you have prediabetes, you are at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, a serious and costly disease. Many people with prediabetes who do not start to change their lifestyle habits by losing weight or participating in moderate physical activity, can develop Type 2 Diabetes within 5 … Continue reading 24 for Life program helps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

New Health & Wellness Info at the Library

By Kelly Barker Fulfill your prescription for information at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where wellness knowledge is at your fingertips. The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing: Finding Calm, Creativity, and Connection in the Natural World by Julia Plevin, New Health Books Media 615.5 PLE Forest bathing is the art of spending intentional time in … Continue reading New Health & Wellness Info at the Library