Yes, January 2019 is already in full swing, but it’s not too late to end the month “dry” – as in, without alcohol. Now that New Years is behind us, you may be even more motivated to try this approach post-celebrations once you've learned about the health benefits.
Once Christmas Day has passed, many of us turn our thoughts to the new year and fresh starts. Whether you usually make resolutions for the New Year or not, here are a few ideas that may inspire you to think differently about them for the upcoming year. Setting goals and recognizing milestones helps us to view life mindfully, rather than just reacting to the “tyranny of the urgent” every day.
The holiday season can be a difficult time to continue healthy eating, especially as the weather turns colder. Thoughts of “comfort food” usually include things like macaroni and cheese, pot roast, chili, etc. But eating healthy doesn’t have to only mean eating salads – there are other things you can do to keep your food choices healthy, boost your immune system, and not have to “undo” so much “damage” to your waistline with New Year’s resolutions.
For many people, the past year has been one filled with incredible stress. The loss of a family member, children who never seem to be well more than a few days at a time, little or no sleep either from the demands of daily life or the worries which surface in the night, the deaths of important figures in our US history, insecurity in the world, global politics, ongoing recovery from Hurricane Harvey – the list just goes on and on.
News about climate change is everywhere these days. But climate change isn’t just bad for our planet’s health – it affects the health of people as well. The impacts of climate change can potentially affect human health by affecting the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the weather we experience.
If the thought of Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays causes feeling of anxiousness and dread rather than joy, you’re not alone. The holiday season can be the most stressful time of the year for many, especially busy families with all the extra activities. We’d like to offer you some basic tips for keeping your Thanksgiving healthy, safe, and FUN! Remember, while food is certainly a central part of our uniquely American holiday, it’s not the only part.
Every year, Texans brace themselves for hurricane season June 1 – November 30. Even if you don’t live in the Gulf Coast Region, the impact of hurricanes can be far-reaching. If it seems like many of the recent hurricanes (including Katrina, Rita, Ike, and Harvey) to impact the Gulf Coast Region and Texas have occurred in September, that’s because the climatological peak of activity occurs around September 10 each year.