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Author: Dari Caldwell

How You Can Be in Control of COVID and Flu

How do we keep from getting flu and/or COVID?
The same principles apply to both flu and COVID, and that is to begin by being as healthy as possible so that your immune system can help you. Maintaining an appropriate body weight, eating healthy foods, and staying physically active are critical to your body performing the way it is built to perform.

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Are You Already Sick of Winter?

If you experience seasonal affective disorder, you’re not alone — it affects around 1 in 20 adults in the United States and many of the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder are similar to other forms of depression. The difference is that SAD symptoms always begin at a certain time of year and go away when the seasons change again.

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Managing Stress During the Holidays

Are you the person who faces the holidays with dread? Who cringes when you see the number of days remaining until Christmas? Are you tempted to block people on Facebook who post that they already have their Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving? If you are, you join a host of people who face the holidays with anxiety due to the stress you feel. However, a real truth is that the holidays are not stressful, it is each individual who creates their own stress. We create our own stress in many ways, and we do it to ourselves. We create unrealistic expectations of how the holidays should be…ones we can never meet, and therein lies the stress.

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How to Eat Healthy if Fast Food is your Option

Deciding what is healthiest for you may differ from person to person depending on your dietary preferences. If you are counting calories you might choose one option, but if you are counting carbohydrates you might choose another. Looking through the guide was interesting and provided a wide range of options.

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Eating Healthy for One

Whether choosing to live single, or adjusting to a change in life such as divorce or death of a spouse, shopping, cooking, and eating for one poses a unique set of challenges. There are many who have successfully navigated these issues and some who are still on that journey. Talking with some of these folks gave some real insights into “tips and tricks” that many could find helpful. I spoke with Claudia Daves, a widow since 1997; Dr. Ozzie Reynolds, a widower since 2019 and Kristen Trexler, a young single. They all had great strategies!

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