What If We Treated Every Day Like Thanksgiving?

Each Thanksgiving, many friends and family reminisce on memorable moments of the past year which they are grateful for. The afterglow of sharing gratitude can do wonders for one’s wellbeing. Just a few words of kindness can go a long way.

So, why not treat every day like Thanksgiving? Daily practice is really the only way to make something a habit. If you exercise daily, your muscles grow. If you brush your teeth daily, you steer clear of cavities. If you practice gratitude daily, you enhance your wellbeing and the wellbeing of others.

Do Supplements to Manage Diabetes Work?

The answer is – No. But that doesn’t stop companies from producing supplements and claiming they do help. Be informed and save yourself from wasting your hard earned money on
“quick fixes” and “miracle cures.” There aren’t any. What you can do, and this has been proven time and time again in handfuls of studies, is increase your physical activity and improve your diet by eating healthy whole foods in the appropriate portion sizes.

Texting and Driving: The Difference a Second Can Make

When it comes to texting and driving, it’s easy to convince yourself that a second won’t matter much. The truth is that just taking your eyes off the road for a moment can have very bad results. People tend to look at their cellphone for about 5 seconds at a time when they text. If you are driving at a speed of 55 mph you have traveled the length of a football field with your eyes off the road! In fact, when you text, both your eyes and your focus are distracted, which can be a deadly mix. A texting driver is more than 20 times more likely to get into a car crash.

Fight Off Illness With These Foods

I don’t know about you, but it seems like every holiday season I get the cold or the flu. Last year, I got the flu (even after I got the flu shot) right before a big Christmas party and was so upset that I missed out. If you are like me and getting sick over the winter months seems inevitable, there are ways to prevent or lessen sick days. Eating healthy, along with sleeping well, managing stress and exercising are just a few ways to help so you won’t have to miss out on the holiday festivities.

Save Money and Tap Into Health

Buying plastic bottles of water is bad for your wallet, bad for the planet and can be bad for your health. Most store-bought bottled water comes in bottles that contain a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) that’s been shown to be harmful to our health. Those bottles are even worse for the planet – each bottle can take up to 1,000 years to break down. Use stainless steel or glass bottles (many come wrapped in rubber to keep them from breaking) take water with you.

Trick-or-Treat: Keeping Your Kids Safe on Halloween

Dressing up in costumes to go trick-or-treating is something that many kids look forward to all year long. For parents, however, safety is the biggest concern. Focus on three things to keep your kids safe on Halloween.

One, you need to think about a safe costume; Two, make you’re your kids are safe walking through your neighborhood: and Three, the safety of the candy and treats your kids bring home after trick-or-treating.

1. Costume Safety

Hiking in the City: Urban Hikes

Denver is known for its nice weather year-round. This is a great time of year to get outside and enjoy the crisp air and beautiful views of the snow dusted mountains. But you don’t need to travel all the way to the mountains to do that. There’s plenty to do right in the city! One of the best ways to get some outside exercise and see the beauty of Denver is “urban hiking”.