What influences people the most? Think about what might influence you. If I ask you to lose five pounds in three weeks, is that enough to motivate you to change? Well, are you Googling “treadmills,” “diet plans,” or “gyms nearby” ... READ MORE
Every human being hosts around 10 trillion microorganisms in their gut, on their skin, in their hair. Consisting mostly of bacteria, they play several important roles and influence virtually every aspect of human life. For ... READ MORE
I’m going to let you in on a secret because I am that passionate about what I do. In case you’re wondering, my entire job is built upon helping you become the healthiest version of yourself. Here at UF/IFAS Extension in Duval County, I am ... READ MORE
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “Personalize Your Plate” (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2021). Meals and snacks are so much more enjoyable when it includes food or beverages we love to consume. How do ... READ MORE
Heart disease continues to be the “leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States” and is one of the most preventable" (CDC, 2020). One risk factor of heart disease in uncontrolled high blood pressure. There are several ... READ MORE
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and 5th in Putnam County, Florida. 34.2 million Americans have diabetes (CDC, 2018) and 88 million American adults have prediabetes – that’s 1 in 3 adults. In Florida, over ... READ MORE
By Stephanie Clamer
You do not need to spend money to be physically active. The only special equipment you need is a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Here are a few ideas to help you get moving, for free!
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It’s time to celebrate your heart!
Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States for both women and men? 1 out of every 3 deaths are caused by heart disease (2017).
So how do you know if you are at risk? While some ... READ MORE
Stress is part of everyday life. If you're like me, some days it seems to come from every aspect of life too. Recently, I was introduced to mindfulness as a way to reduce stress and unwind. I am already seeing the benefit of being mindful and ... READ MORE