Archive for the “Family” Category

Avoiding Summer Headaches

Posted on September 3rd, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

It turns out that as the temperature rises, so does the risk of headaches in some people. In one Harvard University study of more than 7,000 emergency room patients diagnosed with headaches, the patients’ short-term risk of severe headache increased 7.5 percent with every 9 degree Fahrenheit rise in temperature during the 24 hours preceding a patient’s ER visit. Drink […]

Summer Skin Care: Do It Together!

Posted on June 30th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Sometimes “wellness” simply means doing the health basics. In the heat of summer, protecting yourself from the sun is a key basic. Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap Last summer we wrote about our favorite skin care campaign, which originated in Australia in the 1980s and has evolved ever since. Slip on a Shirt Slop on Sunscreen Slap on […]

Fast Food – There Are Healthy Choices

Posted on February 24th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

In a previous post we looked at the doom and gloom of fast food. Lots of fat, sodium, and empty calories. But not everything is actually bad. Below, some tips and links to images and lists of healthier menu items. What to Order at a Fast Food Restaurant There are specific items you can order to […]

Fast Food – it IS bad for you

Posted on February 24th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

The isn’t going to be a surprise: fast food is designed for convenience, not nutritional value. Yes, we acknowledge that fast food companies have begun to take their responsibilities to their customers’ nutrition much more seriously in recent years – side salads as a sub for fries; having kids’ meals meat school lunch standards; adding […]

Healthier Company Picnic

Posted on February 18th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Many organizations, especially those trying to build a positive culture with strong camaraderie, celebrate via some sort of annual picnic. They are often festive and a chance to “let our hair down.” But they can also be laden with unhealthy food and alcohol. One of our Project ACT participants, Chumash, showed how you can make small […]