Health & Nutrition Resources

HOW TO PREPARE A BASIC EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

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Winter weather is approaching and we all need to be prepared for emergencies and inclement weather.  Before an emergency occurs, take a few minutes to make sure that you and your loved ones are prepared.  Ensure that you have at least a three day supply of food on hand. Select non-perishable foods that will not… Read more »

HOLIDAY PITFALLS AND YOUR DIET

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Peg Fitkowski, RD, CDN Winter can be really tough for people who are striving for proper nutrition and a healthy weight. Between the desire to hibernate when it’s cold and the food-centric and sometimes stressful holidays, many find an extra pound or two hanging around come the New Year. The good news is that there… Read more »

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

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Medical professionals prescribe medications for a wide variety of ailments and conditions, carefully assessing correct dosages and ensuring that all of a single patient’s medications are compatible with one another. Patients are responsible for purchasing, storing, and using each type of medication correctly. For the elderly, this process can be confusing and result in taking… Read more »

EXERCISES TO DO WHILE SITTING DOWN

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Are you sitting down? If you are you are ready for some toning, stretching, and strengthening exercises you can do from the comfort of your favorite chair. Pay attention to your body during the movements — if anything hurts or causes pain, stop immediately. And check with your doctor first before beginning this, or any,… Read more »

STAYING SAFE AT HOME

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When asked, a wide majority of seniors say they’d prefer to stay in their homes as they age.  In fact, studies have shown both physical and mental health benefits resulting from elderly independence.  Here is a list of things that can be done to keep your loved one safe at home. Purchase easy-to-put-on clothes and… Read more »

SUPER FOODS FOR SUPER HEALTH

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By Peg Fitkowski, RD, CDN* As a dietitian, I see how hard it can be for people to make healthy choices – whether because they don’t understand what is healthy or because so many other temptations get in the way. Whether you are looking to age gracefully, reduce the effects of a health condition or… Read more »

EAT RIGHT – YOUR WAY – EVERYDAY!

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By Peg Fitkowski, RD, CDN* A healthy diet is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle. This is true at every age but can become even more crucial past mid-life when the risk for many diseases can rise. Many people consider it difficult and complicated to eat healthy foods and it certainly can be… Read more »

PREVENTING FOOD-BORNE ILLNESS

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By Peg Fitkowski, RD, CDN* Food plays a critical role in keeping each of us healthy and performing at our best. However, because food is a constant part of our lives, some people can become heedless to food safety issues. The good news is that it can be easier than you might think to protect… Read more »

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