Monthly Archives: January 2019

Are improved sleep quality and stress management part of your resolutions?

Don’t Forget About Sleep & Stress We are coming to the end of our New Year’s Resolutions video series. We hope these informational videos have helped you set resolutions you can stick with all year long. In our final video we want to talk about sleep and stress. Proper sleep and healthy stress levels are the foundations for “living our best life.” We spend 30% of our life sleeping. But are we getting quality sleep? The first step in improving your sleep quality...

Healthy Eating Demo

Healthy eating can still be delicious, and Chef Hardette proved it. Chef Hardette Harris helped us kick off the first Saturday clinic of 2019 with her Waldorf Turkey Salad. Think chicken salad with turkey instead. You will quickly notice that her recipe does not call for mayonnaise which is a traditional staple in most chicken salad recipes. Instead she mixed together a yummy honey mustard dressing. This recipe is so delicious some patients headed straight to the grocery store after their appointment...

Exercise should be more than just burning calories…

Resolution: Exercise More Getting in shape is one of the biggest New Year’s resolutions people set for themselves. Being more active is a great goal. In fact, the CDC recommends people get at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week. (Or one hour twice a week with a 30-minute walk on the weekend. Remember to take a big idea and create realistic weekly goals.) If being more active is your New Year’s resolution, we have a few tips for you. Check out...

Master Gardener’s Association Awards MLK Health Grant

The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners are proud to announce the 2019 recipients of NWLAMG Community Grants. NWLAMG awards grants to organizations and municipalities that support beautification and horticultural education within our community.  Of particular interest are projects that make a difference in the community, that are sustainable, and involve collaboration among local organizations. The NWLA Master Gardeners awarded a total of $18,575. The winners of the community grant program are: Cope Middle School – $905 –Cope Middle School is planning to add...

Let’s Talk About Food

Resolution:  Eating Healthier Let’s talk about food. Eating healthier is a common New Year’s resolution for many people. “Eating healthier,” however; is a broad goal that can quickly become overwhelming.  Check out Grey’s quick video on ways to get started. Remember to avoid the “perfection pressure.” Grey mentioned the negative effects of sodas and sugary drinks. Does that mean you have to stop drinking sodas altogether? Not necessarily. Assess how many sodas you drink in a day. If it’s 3 –...

New Year, New You?

Did January 1st fill your inbox with email after email about some “New Year, New You” program? We certainly had our share of those emails. January is filled with excitement and hope for the year ahead. Unfortunately, 80% of New Year’s resolutions are dead by February. Why? Because our New Year’s resolutions are often vague and unrealistic.  Perfection, rather than progress, is our standard measure of success. We quickly become discouraged because perfection is not only hard but overwhelming. What if we reframed our resolutions?...