Browsing: Health & Wellness

Did you know that February 14th is National Donor Day? While this day may be overlooked by the Valentine’s Day celebrations and festivities, National Donor Day is an important day for us all, especially for those whose lives have been impacted by organ donors. 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To bring awareness, February is  Heart Health Month, emphasizing educating the public on stopping preventable, premature deaths due to cardiovascular diseases.

While the weather is heating up slightly, it is still winter, and there are still many chilly days to come. Many people in north Mississippi are still snowed in. Southern Mississippians are not snowed in, but many are staying inside to stay warm. 

While staying inside is fun for some, for others it can be difficult. Here are five ways to beat the winter blues! 

Is it too late to still commit to New Year fitness goals and resolutions? I don’t think so! Getting healthy is a goal that millions of people make every year; however, so many of us are guilty of not sticking with it (let’s raise our hands together for this one). If you live in the Hub City, you have a plethora of options to go to start your fitness journey.

The most joyful time of year, the holidays, can also be the most stressful. Especially for those hosting a dinner party or lodging out-of-town guest. With the array of food sensitivities and restrictive diets, home cooks can become overwhelmed when planning a menu.  You want guests’ time at your table too be memorable and not filled with anxiety about navigating their food intolerances or allergies. 

Let’s face it: getting healthy, staying healthy, or even thinking about health is the last thing on our minds during the Thanksgiving holiday, wouldn’t you agree? We spend so much time in the kitchen preparing our most delicious dish that we have perfected for the consumption of our loved ones. If we are honest, our favorite Thanksgiving dishes are not the healthiest. Well, at least mine aren’t. 

The month of November officially kicks off the Holiday Season. This time of year is highlighted with parties, social gatherings, and family events. While these activities are joyful and packed with lasting memories, they can often be dampened with the stress of all the hustle and bustle. 

Try out my “Three P’s” for entertaining: Plan, Prep, Pantry