Make your next work meeting healthier

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences It seems like we see the typical donuts and pastries at every work meeting we attend. This can be trouble for individuals trying to maintain a healthy diet, considering a single donut or pastry could contain 300 calories or more. Next time, try serving some healthier food options. [...]

Holistic health practices

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences The World Health Organization defines good health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, rather than merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Having good health takes place on many levels. Holistic health is a concept that addresses all aspects of good health as an [...]

Safety tips for heating your home

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences As winter gets into full swing, remember fire and carbon monoxide poisoning are real concerns that come with staying warm. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2009 and 2013, U.S. fire departments responded each year to an average of 56,000 home structure fires that involved heating [...]

Does honey help sore throat

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences There are many over-the-counter products that help with coughs that typically occur during this time of year.  It is not uncommon to hear the suggestion of drinking warm tea or warm water with lemon and honey when a person has a sore throat.  A study has found that [...]

What if I do not like to be physically active?

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Have you ever thought that you do not like to exercise?   Does just the word “exercise” make you unhappy?   Staying active does not have to be a choice you dread every day. There are many benefits to being active on a regular basis. These include: Helps your body [...]

Stay healthy – wash your hands

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences One of the best ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is to keep your hands clean. Wash your hands with warm soapy water: • before and after preparing food • after touching raw eggs, meat, poultry and fish or their juices during food preparation [...]

Create a car winter emergency kit

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Wintertime can be dangerous for travelers. Not only do you sometimes have to contend with deteriorating road conditions caused by snow and ice, but life-threatening situations can arise if you find yourself stranded on the road for a significant amount of time. Here are some tips to help [...]

Sharing the joy of cooking

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Many people today have less time to prepare meals and fewer cooking skills. They may eat meals away from home and spend money on foods that are not nutritious. When meals are cooked at home, you have more control over your nutrition and food budget. If you are [...]

Keep your balance this winter

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Winter in Kentucky is often synonymous with inclement weather. Snow, ice and black ice not only make it hazardous for drivers, but such weather can also make it hazardous for pedestrians. Falls, slips or trips can result in injuries ranging from scrapes and bruises to broken limbs or [...]

Healthy gift ideas for Christmas

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Holiday feasting, snacking and partying could add extra weight that is difficult to shed in the new year. Many times around the holidays we give gifts of candies, cookies, pies and other baked goods. While these items could be eaten in moderation, we also have the option of [...]