What does a box of cereal, a bag of pretzels and a jar of salsa have in common? The answer is a nutrition facts label. Most all food and/or food packaging requires a nutrition facts label, although there are exceptions for things like fresh fruits, vegetables and fish or edible products that have little to zero nutritional value (food coloring or tea, as an example). While most people look at the nutrition facts label, the real question is, do they understand it?
It’s summertime baby! You may think it’s officially time to bust out the sunscreen for those days out in the hot sun, but the truth is, protecting your skin is a year-round commitment. Even during the winter, you’re still at risk for getting sunburned and causing skin damage. The temperatures may not be as hot, but the sun—and its harmful rays—are still there. Not protecting your skin can cause temporary pain such as a sunburn, and it can also cause long-term damage that cannot always be seen by the naked eye. Properly protecting your body’s first line of defense—your skin—can drastically decrease your chances of developing skin cancer. There are other negative effects from not wearing sunscreen, such as wrinkles, freckles, premature aging, sunspots, and scarring from severe or multiple sunburns.
Perhaps the hardest part of every day is deciding what you or your family are going to eat. We have all heard and asked the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” Every morning, before you leave for work, you open your fridge or pantry looking for something to grab for lunch later that day. Even breakfast and snacks can be a struggle for some! Wouldn’t it be nice to have one less thing to worry about every day and not have to think about it? Well have no fear! We have a list of food preparation tips to help you put together healthy, balanced meals. And we’ve thrown in some reasons why you should consider food prepping!
Workplace safety is important. Whether you work in an office or on the road, everyone faces situations that compromise safety, whether is it obvious or not. Many workplace injuries and/or bad habits practiced on the job not only affect you now but can also have long term effects as well. Here is a list of obvious—and some not so obvious—safety tips to help you on and off the clock.