Easter is this Sunday, it's spring (hopefully, but with this weather...who knows), a time of renewal and rebirth...and that ain't no April Fools! So break out your egg dye, your chocolate bunnies, pastel colors; it's time for easter egg hunts, classic claymation shows, family, food and a bit of baseball. Happy Easter!
Below you will find resources featuring the Mediterranean Diet and cuisines of that region. As we all know, nutrition is vital to our health and well-being. Happy Eating!
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we would like to leave you with a couple Irish Blessings:
May Joy & Peace Surround You
May joy and peace surround you
contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore!
May You Always Have
May you always have...
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Olives, olive oil, lamb, almonds, honey, lemons, grapes, wine, fish, hummus, chick peas, tzatziki sauce, chicken, dill, quinoa...these are items I think of when I hear terms like "Greek food" and "Meditarranean diet". Foods of the Mediterranean are known to be excellent for health and nutrition. Below are some resources to explore the Mediterranean Diet and how it might benefit you and your family. Happy exploring!
- Mediterranean Diet, oldwayspt.org
- Mediterranean Diet 101, healthline.com
- 15 Best Foods to Eat from the Mediterranean Diet, eatthis.com
- Mediterranean Diet Recipes, health.com
- Introduction to Mediterranean Cuisine, tableagent.com
The National Nutrition Month campaign focuses on making good, informed food choices and developing sound eating habits with an active lifestyle. The 2018 campaign"Go Further with Food" is timely for many reasons. "Whether it's starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a difference" according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Preparing foods at home can be an additional plus. Refer to Food, Health, and Fitness for more information and recipes from Eat Right.
For seniors there are expert food, diet, and health resources available at- https://www.hhs.gov for just the facts and case studies. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services https://www.cms.gov is also an excellent resource.
One discussion from Eat Right on Understanding Osteoporosis pinpoints the needs for seniors. Osteoporosis is a disease that consists of weakened bones. For many, with a routine of a healthful diet and regular weight-bearing exercise these factors can aid in bone tissue continuing the process to build. Calcium, the major nutrient needed to form new bone cells, is vital for bone health. Eat Right indicates that women over age 50 and men over age 70 need at least 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day. Calcium still can't do it alone. Consulting a registered dietitian will help guide those seeking better nutritionist, recommendations for choosing the best supplements for stronger bones.
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and renewal”. Cliche right? The thing about cliches - they lose their effectiveness because they are overused. It doesn’t make them less true, but they lose impact.
This year, I decided to embrace wonder and anticipation. As children, such things come naturally. As we grow up, we learn of the unsavory side of life and can find ourselves becoming weary and cynical. I’ve had that experience, but now I want a new one. For me this year, spring is not about rebirth, renewal, or refreshment, it is
about reclaiming the wonder and anticipation I felt every year as a child when spring approached, and applying it to each new adventure in my life. It doesn’t matter your age, you can always “get in touch with your inner child”. Care to join?
~ Golden Horizons Office Team
Mr. W’s Newsletter Inspiration
Funny story: A couple months ago, Mr. W gave me this Mark Twain quote for March. We thought it would be a great quote for a newsletter focusing on healthy living through education on the effects of smoking. I did a quick google search to see when we had a national awareness day for smoking and found March 14, 2018. I
was excited. Well, come to find out, this is the date for the National No Smoking Awareness in the UK. We had a good laugh. So, without further ado, I give you Mr. W:
“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.” ~ Mark Twain
***Cultural Tidbit: Mark Twain (Nov. 30, 1835-April 21, 1910), born Samuel Langhorne Clemens was an American author, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer, known for works including "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and “The Adventures of Hucklebury Finn”.
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