Daily Archive: August 10, 2012

Lifestyle

Rid pantry of unhealthy temptations

(ARA)—For many trying to lose weight and develop healthier habits, the pantry can hold a world of temptation. Weight Watchers Leader Liz Josefsberg says the pantry can actually complement your efforts to develop a healthy lifestyle. She shares her top five pantry pointers that helped her lose 50 pounds. 1. Shop with a list. Plan out all meals and snacks for the week, so that your health goals are always in mind. Stick to the list to help keep temptations out of your home.

Lifestyle

How to stay naturally cool this summer

(ARA)—It’s easy to overexert yourself during the inevitable summertime heat wave. There are simple precautions you can take to deal with heat and humidity. The key is to not interfere with the body’s natural ability to keep cool: •Wear white or light-colored fabrics to reflect radiant heat. •Choose open-weave, loose-fitting cotton or linen clothing to allow airflow and evaporation. •Shade your head, neck and face with a comfortable, wide-brimmed hat. •Take breaks to rest, and avoid prolonged exertion. •Regularly drink plenty of cool, non-alcoholic, caffeine-free beverages, plus the occasional sports drink to maintain electrolyte balance.