Healthy Living


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Student helps start urban farm on Rollins campus

Rollins gets gardening

The idea of a campus garden stemmed from a visit to Rollins by “An Inconvenient Truth” producer and environmental activist Laurie David.

Ask A Trainer: No time for breakfast?

Tips to squeezing in the most important meal of the day.

You may have heard that preparation is key, which is definitely true – especially when you have specific health and fitness goals.

Help kick chronic back pain to the curb

Help for spinal stenosis pain

Prolotherapy is the injection of an irritant solution into a space, designed to stimulate healing and reduce pain.

Tips to keep your guacamole green

How to keep leftovers from going brown

I have struggled with how to save the leftovers, because once it browns, it’s done. I learned a new trick, though.

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Fleet Farming program increases local food access

Your source for local greens

Greens harvested by the bike-riding Fleet Farmers are washed, bagged and then sold to shoppers each Monday at the weekly Audubon Park Community Market.

Nancy Rudner Lugo: Salt wounds the heart

The Salty Six foods surprisingly high in sodium — and bad for your heart.

Sodium can raise blood pressure, and raise your risks for stroke and heart failure.

Ask a Trainer: It's never too late

First thing’s first: it is never too late to get started!

Along with proper nutrition and stress management, exercise (specifically, strength training) is incredibly important when it comes to a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle.

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Locals gets moving to help raise money for Parkinson's

Fun day to raise funds

Like other degenerative conditions, Parkinson’s disease is a thief. It robs people of their ability to control their own movements, to enjoy once-pleasurable hobbies, and perhaps worst of all, it steals time.

Sleep medications linked to falls

There is unequivocal, abundant, incontrovertible evidence that antihistamines like doxylamine or diphenhydramine increase fall risk.

Falls are so often the first step in a progression from health to disability that I want to do all I can to prevent them.

Ask a Trainer: 'Keep walking, Fatty!'

Finding motivation to get fit

What I’ve found over the last 15 years of fitness involvement is that not everyone is motivated by the same things.

Mystery bruise appears, vanishes as if by magic

It likely was a broken blood vessel.

Once the blood is under the skin, it gets cleaned away by cells with enzymes that break down the blood.

Shining a light on sunchokes

Like many tubers, sunchokes look a little strange. But when it comes to food, looks often can be deceiving.

As a healthy addition to our diet, sunchokes are a low-glycemic food, and possess a significant amount of protein and very little starch.

Healthier pet treats made at home

There are recipe books available that will enable you to make food and treats for your dogs at home.

Prepping food and treats for your dog from a recipe book developed just for dogs can be very helpful for owners who aren't sure what dogs can and can't safely eat.

Tips for the upcoming tax season

As tax time draws ever closer, try taping a large manila envelope to the fridge, leaving the top open.

Immediately place all tax-related forms and receipts in the envelope as they come in.

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Nancy Lugo: How to tell if it's a cold or the flu

This winter, Central Florida has been hit hard by influenza, the real flu.

The flu seems to be everywhere. By the start of 2015, Florida’s influenza rate was one of the highest in the nation.