Hi there! My name is Ozzy the Otter, and I have some exciting news for you. Treasure Quest locations have popped up all across Sarasota County! Come play with me and learn all about what nature has to offer at your favorite park or library. ... READ MORE
I've written many blogs on aging and the importance of staying physically active. There are so many benefits to incorporating exercise into our lives. Regular exercise can lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and depression and ... READ MORE
Do you skip eating breakfast or maybe skimp on breakfast? For some, not being hungry in the morning or not having enough time is a good reason to skip this important meal altogether. But you might want to re-think that habit.
Breakfast ... READ MORE
As summer heats up and children are out of school, you might be spending more time enjoying the outdoors which means more exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), skin cancer is the most common ... READ MORE
Now that school is out and we are spending more time with our family, inviting children into the kitchen can be a great way to create family memories and have some fun too. But it also brings the opportunity to teach children valuable ... READ MORE
Nothing says summer like a backyard barbeque. But, before you fire up the grill, make sure you're taking the proper precautions to avoid foodborne illnesses.
Always be careful to avoid cross-contamination. Keep meat and poultry separated ... READ MORE
We've covered a lot of ground in this "Age Friendly" blog series, from learning how to fill our plates the right way to checking whether we're getting enough water in our bodies. all to help stay healthy as we age. Let's wrap up with an ... READ MORE
We talked about what's a healthy weight in our last "Age Friendly" series post. In this post, we'll discuss roadblocks or hurdles that might get in the way of eating healthy.
Shifting behavior toward eating healthier is not always easy. Change ... READ MORE
In our last post in this "Age Friendly" series, we talked about not feeling thirsty and yet needing to drink. We've also talked previously about the food groups, snacking, and even beverage choices. This post, we'll look at the importance ... READ MORE
Our last "Age Friendly" series post looked at sodium and how much is too much in our daily lives. That also includes making sure you get enough water, which we'll talk about in this post.
You probably know that if you don't drink enough fluid, ... READ MORE