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Wellness Tip: Top Ten Tips for Healthy Grilling and Barbecuing

Grilling is a fun and flavorful way to cook no matter the season. The best part is that grilling can be one of the healthiest ways to cook! Just follow the Top Ten Tips for Healthy Grilling and Barbecuing. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 


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Published by Cynthia Hummel on May 17, 2019

        


Wellness Tip: Make Every Move Count

Make Every Move Count

Basic movements we do everyday can add up to physical activity. The American Heart Association recommends how to Make Every Move Count. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 

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Published by Cynthia Hummel on May 8, 2019

        


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Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Stress is a normal part of life, however, too much stress can be harmful. The American Heart Association recommends how to Fight Stress with Healthy Habits. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Cynthia Hummel on February 27, 2019

        


A small child who looks to be sick the parent is holding a tissue to his nose as he is blowing it Causes of Cold and Flu

Both the common cold and flu are caused by viruses. The common cold, also referred to as Upper Respiratory Infection or URI, can be caused by several viruses, and testing is not typically done to diagnose. Flu is caused by specific influenza viruses and there are several strains that circulate every year.   

Cold Symptoms VS Flu Symptoms

The common cold and flu share several symptoms including a cough, sore throat, and congestion. However, the severity and onset is usually different. With a common cold, the symptoms usually come on gradually – starting with a sore throat and then progressing to cough, runny nose and/or sneezing. Your child can also have a mild fever. The symptoms may last 3-10 days.  


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Published by Stephanie McPherson on January 22, 2019

        


snowy background with bare trees, a woman is sitting on the ground with her eyes closed, seems to be meditatingEmotional eating tends to increase over the holidays, so you might try incorporating relaxation techniques into your day to help manage stress. Even something as simple as taking three deep, mindful breaths can help reset your mood.

It’s also more difficult to eat well if you feel deprived by your current eating plan. Use these tactics to make healthy lifestyle changes instead of trying to stick to any particular type of ‘diet.’  Trust that these tips will help you stay on track and allow you to focus on the most important part of the holidays — relaxing and enjoying the festivities with your family and friends. 
Author: Karyn Forsyth Duggan
Visit onemedical.com for more tips on how to stay healthy this holiday season

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on January 9, 2019

        


a buffet line of a variety of foods with a man holding a plate putting food servings on itPlanning to dine out with family and friends? Be sure to decode the menu to choose healthier options. Navigate the buffet and look for items that are roasted, baked, braised, broiled, poached, seared, grilled, steamed, or sauteed. The saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars found in foods and beverages are important for you to think about as you build your healthy eating style. Learn more about Choosing Foods and Beverages.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on January 9, 2019

        


Vegetables consisting of potatos, lettuce, tomatos, carrots, celery, and cucumbers arranged around a chalkboard that reads Meal PrepDuring the cozy months, we often try to find extra time to relax with loved ones. Let’s stay on track with eating nutritious snacks by prepping ahead of time. Make batches of oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, or nut mixes and divide into small containers or jars. These handy portions help make your quick choices healthy choices too! Be sure to try out these Kitchen time-saving tips. Learn ways to make meal planning easy. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 

 

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on January 8, 2019

        


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Trying different things can appear challenging such as being a new student at a school or taking a class for the first time. You have to be patient when introducing new things. The same goes for food. It may take more than a few tries for a child to accept an unfamiliar item. Check out these Resources for picky eaters and Handling a “choosy” eater. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on January 8, 2019

        


Fingers of smoeones hand holding a menu with food choicesWhen eating out, it can be easy to make poor choices due to convenience. Take time while at restaurants to decode the menu. Look for items that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, steamed, boiled, or roasted. Take advantage of the 10 Tips: Eating Foods Away from Home or ideas from MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Make Your Takeout Healthier. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on January 8, 2019

        


a little boy with a dog on a leash and a pile of salt on the right sideThe American Heart Association wants you to know more about the Sodium Myths and Facts for Kids. The science is clear….our kids eat more sodium than what is safe and recommended. Learn more about keeping our kids heart healthy.

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Published by Stephanie McPherson on January 8, 2019

        


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