Tomorrow kicks off Memorial Day weekend. The purpose of Memorial Day is to remember those who died while serving the United States Armed Forces. It is also a day often celebrated with barbecues and outdoor festivities, which means grilling and swimming. Prepare yourself and your family by taking a few minutes to review some beneficial grilling and swimming tips.
First, review the grilling safety tips offered by the National Fire Protection Association, which includes information about both charcoal and propane grills. Another good resource is on the United States Department of Agriculture website. There you can learn about safely thawing food, marinating, cooking thoroughly, safely serving, and more.
When you are ready to prepare your menu, visit Cooking Light’s website for their Essential Grilling Guide. Also, check out Yahoo! Shine for their 7 Memorial Day Burger Recipes for a Healthier Cookout.
Finally, don’t forget about water safety. Download this Summer Water Safety Guide, provided by the American Red Cross, and consider brushing up on your CPR skills.
Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
When it comes to heart health, you probably know the importance of a nutritious diet, along with exercise. However, you many not be aware of all the things that could put your heart at risk. Click on over to MSN Healthy Living to learn about 15 Weird Things Linked to Heart Attacks. Some of these will be a real surprise.
Now that we are thinking about heart health, visit the Mayo Clinic website to check out a plethora of Heart-Healthy Recipes, which includes appetizers, beverages, as well as desserts. Also, check out Food Networks Heart-Healthy section on their website.
Bon appétit with all these nutritious eats!
As summer quickly approaches, travel plans may be on your mind. Taking steps to plan ahead and do your homework can help keep the costs down. A great resource for travel saving is the Budget Travel website, and currently they feature an article on the 12 Best Budget Airlines. Often the first part of the travel process is the flight, and that expense can jump up quickly, so knowing which airlines offer the best deals can be extremely beneficial.
If you haven’t made your Memorial Day plans, check out the 12 Great Memorial Day Getaways, recommended by Budget Travel, offering options from coast-to-coast.
Finally, get a jump start on planning your next family get-together with Budget Travel’s How to Plan a Family Reunion. Find out how to get your planning started for a special family gathering, full of memories for all ages.
When you prepare a meal at home, you hope to have a true sense of the nutritional value of the meal. However, if you are adding some store products instead of fresh ingredients, there may be more calories, salt, and sugar sneaking into your dish. As part of the continuing Men’s Health series, “Eat This, Not That”, learn 9 Sneaky Sources of Sugar that could be finding ways onto your table.
Unfortunately, the news is not much better when it comes to eating out. According to recent studies reported on the Healthland website, Restaurant and Prepared Foods Are Not Much Healthier Than They Were in 2005. The big concern in many of these meals is sodium.
It may be challenging, but remember that the best way to monitor your calories, fat, sodium, and sugar consumption is to use fresh, unprocessed ingredients in your meals. It requires some work and prep time, but your health and well-being is worth it!
There are some fascinating things happening in the world of science regarding the brain. Though it may sound unbelievable, scientists are very hopeful that brain implants can soon help restore memory. CNN Health reports on scientific trials using a memory device aimed at helping stroke victims or those suffering from a localized brain injury. There is also much hope that this could help treat early dementia. Previous trials conducted on animals revealed positive results, and the goal is to start this trial on humans within the next two years. Read all the amazing details in the article, Brain Implants: Restoring Memory with a Microchip.
You can click over to Yahoo News to read more “brain” news in Brain, Interrupted. This is really interesting if you consider yourself skilled at multitasking, so find out how different groups did during testing when distractions and interruptions occurred in work.