Looking for delicious and healthy recipes this holiday season? If so, this is a must-read article for you! So, your friends may raise an eyebrow with the thought of going vegetarian, but after trying these recipes they’ll be asking for more. It’s true that some vegetarian dishes in the frozen aisle are barely eatable. On the other hand, there are spectacular recipes that are beyond delightful. These mouth-watering foods will have your guests asking for seconds.
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Are you feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities and tasks in your life? Perhaps you may be experiencing major challenges financially, physically, mentally, or emotionally. New changes can lead to anxiety and depression, if coping skills are not implemented during stressful times. Every situation is unique, and it’s best to consult with counselors, psychologists, life-coaches, and healthcare professionals who provide guidance and directions to meet your individual needs. Unexpected situations are inevitable, yet we can handle circumstances in ways that promote stress reduction. The key is to embrace wellness and wellbeing. Keeping an optimistic mindset, empowers individuals to take-on challenges that normally would have appeared as "stressors". We can be caught in the “storm” or better yet, we can decide to watch it from afar. Welcoming strategies for stress reduction, are lifelong tools that can be used in challenging times.
Read These 10 Stress-Reducing Tips!
1. Establish Healthy Habits & Rituals: Start introducing activities that bring about a sense of relaxation, and focus. Some examples include taking a warm shower, drinking a cup of tea, lighting candles, applying delightful fragrances, and introducing aromatherapy. Plan ahead and schedule a monthly massage, manicure, or pedicure. You may choose to take a daily walk in the park, smell the ocean breeze, or enjoy the sounds of nature in your surroundings. You decide how often to do these activities, and the times that are most beneficial. There is no limitation in creating healthy habits for stress reduction and wellness.
Below are five essential safety tips to consider when taking anticoagulants or blood thinners. By understanding the role of blood thinners and the adverse effects, it alerts individuals to adverse reactions requiring medical attention. Commonly prescribed blood thinners include Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox (Low-molecular weight heparin), Aggrenox, Xarelto, and others. Physicians may prescribe blood thinners as a preventative measure, or as part of a treatment plan for individuals prone to clot formation. With this understanding, let's review some safety tips to keep mind when taking blood thinners!
Hyperlipidemia is a fancy word for high levels of lipids or "fats" in the blood. It is the medical term used for patients with elevated cholesterol levels. Ideally, blood cholesterol should be below 200 mg/dl. As noted in The Mayo Clinic, serum cholesterol levels above 240 mg/dl are considered high. With these facts in mind, let's explore ways to prevent high cholesterol levels, and lower cholesterol in individuals diagnosed with hyperlipidemia.
With a shortage in social security pensions and weak 401(K)’s, many seniors are compelled back into the job-market. Fortunately, there are vast resources available for retiree’s seeking a suitable occupation. Organizations such as Senior Job Bank, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and Retiree Workforce, provide job-listings and other valuable tools for pursuing employment.