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Live Well, Work Well – June 2017
Shop for Seasonal Produce This Summer
The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recommends that you consume at least two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables each day. Although this varies by age, sex and level of physical activity, it is a good recommendation to live by to build a healthy dietary base.
One great way to add variety to your diet and to make sure you are eating enough fruits and vegetables is to look for seasonal produce. Additionally, choosing in-season produce can help save you money, as the abundance of the fruit or vegetable typically makes it less expensive.
This summer, be mindful of what fruits and vegetables are in season near you. Fruits & Veggies—More Matters, a health initiative focused on helping Americans increase fruit and vegetable consumption for better health, has made it easy to figure out which produce is in season. On its website, you can view year-round, winter, spring, summer and fall produce options.
Click here to see what’s in season this summer.
Tick and Tick-borne Disease Season is Here
Experts are warning that this year’s tick season could be worse and more widespread than ever due to milder winters, booming mice and deer populations, and the 2015 abundant acorn crop. Unfortunately, with the projected increase of ticks, the threat of tick-borne disease, including the most common, Lyme disease, also increases.
The best way to avoid contracting a tick-borne disease is to practice proper preventive measures, which include the following:
For more information on ticks and tick-borne disease, click here.
|CHICKEN AND VEGGIE SALAD
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 head of romaine lettuce (chopped)
1 red onion (thinly sliced)
½ cup black olives (halved)
2 tomatoes (seeded, chopped)
⅓ cup sunflower oil
1 tsp. garlic salt
⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Makes: 4 servings
Nutritional Information (per serving)
National Fireworks Safety Month: June 1 to July 4
Fireworks are a staple at festivities for many Americans during the summer months. Unfortunately, many people do not realize just how dangerous fireworks and sparklers can be—which is a primary reason that injuries occur.
In honor of National Fireworks Safety Month, which occurs from June 1 to July 4, take some time to familiarize yourself with the following safety suggestions to avoid accidents when using fireworks.