How high is your cholesterol? Blood pressure? A few key numbers can help you live a longer, healthier life.
18.5 – 24.9
Body Mass Index | Healthy number: between 18.5 and 24.9. You calculate your BMI by comparing your weight to your height. A BMI that is too low, under 18.5 unless you are a body builder, [...]
By Heather Rothbauer-Wanish | As summer heats up, more and more of us are soaking up the sunlight and enjoying the extra daylight hours. For those looking for alternative energy sources, solar energy may be a consideration for the future. Although solar energy may appear to be the wave of the future, the use of [...]
We’ve been there before. Standing in the middle of the cleaning isle at Target surrounded by choices upon choices of sprays, wipes and concentrates. It seems the choices expand every time you shop. Real Simple magazine did some research and found the following choices to be some of the best green cleaners out there.
By Paula Quinlan | Are you pampering the outside of your body, but ignoring the inside? Beauty is far more than skin deep. Health on the inside radiates beauty on the outside. What’s happening on the inside does matter!
Spinal misalignment, incorrect posture, gravity or pregnancy rearranging the position of the internal organs, constipation, and stagnate [...]
Did you know? Since fragrances found in beauty products are considered trade secrets, companies don’t have to list them on packaging even if they contain allergens, phthalates and neurotoxins.
TerraChoice, an environmental marketing group, uses its website to expose companies who greenwash their products. Using vague language to mislead consumers is one way of getting on [...]
By Rebecca Gorski and Billy Gilgenbach | September is the month of eating local, but don’t forget about your drinks! With the harvest season in full bloom, it just makes sense to try to use and preserve everything available for the long winter months ahead. Can you imagine sipping a nice refreshing glass of homemade [...]
Including the USDA in health discussions could lead to better subsidies for organic farms — and healthier Americans.
By Robyn O’Brien | The less we spend on food, the more we spend on health care,” said Michael Pollan on Oprah.
Today, Americans spend almost 20 cents of every dollar managing disease — diabetes, allergies, asthma, cancer, [...]
Farm is part of effort to offer schools fresh, local items
By John-John Williams IV | Standing amid rows of lush, multicolored vegetables, Jeanette Orrey of England basked in the sunlight drawn to the main greenhouse of the Baltimore school system’s Great Kids Farm at the Bragg Nature Center. She ate a handful of leafy sprouts, [...]
By David Mortimer, Co-op Marketing Committee Chair (Sacred Heart Hospital, Com. Department)
Two years ago, the Producers & Buyers Co-op was launched to remove sourcing barriers and to link local farms and institutions. Today, the Co-op facilitates local food sourcing for three Chippewa Valley hospitals and schools, universities, and other institutions in western Wisconsin have expressed [...]
Joan Schaefer and Rita Simon of Chippewa Falls have partnered to open a new dance studio in Eau Claire. “Sofia Spirit Studio,” located at 2131 Fenwick Avenue, is dedicated to offering a variety of programs that serve women in the Chippewa Valley.
Sofia Spirit Studio offers certified instruction in American Tribal Style (ATS) Belly Dance, a [...]