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EXTENSION NEWS: Friendships throughout life
Friendships are important and especially to older adults. Friends help to give one a sense of belonging, self-worth, and satisfaction in life.
EXTENSION NEWS: Steps to consume more, weigh less
You can make your diet more satisfying and filling by increasing bulk in your diet. Fruits and vegetables in puree or chopped can be added to smoothies, quick breads, main dishes or desserts.
EXTENSION NEWS: How many calories do you need?
The number of calories you should consume each day is personalized, as much as it can be according to your age, your sex and your activity level.
EXTENSION NEWS: SMART goals aim to help you achieve your goals
Take a few minutes to dream. Dreams are important; because they help you know what you want to do with your life.
EXTENSION NEWS: Eat better on a budget
There are many ways that you can save money on the food you eat. In the USDA Nutrition Education Series have tips on how you can stretch food dollars.
Cooking with coconut oil
There have been many claims lately about the health benefits of coconut oil. Its newfound popularity, however, may not be based on existing knowledge and research that causes nutrition experts to recommend using coconut oil, like other fats and oils sparingly.
Step down spending to save some money
In this tough economy many people are looking for “deals.” Frugality is “in” and people at all income levels are seeking ways to lower expenses so they can save more and/or repay debt.
Retiring? Talk to your family about concerns
For many couples, retirement if long waited can be an exciting event that will allow more time for hobbies, traveling and family. However, for some they may not expect that retirement may change their relationship as well as their marriage.
Hoarding: the effects of obsessive keepers
Between 700,000 and 1.4 million people in the United States have compulsive hoarding behaviors.
Attention chocoholics – a little chocolate is good for you
February is American Heart Month and is a month often celebrated with chocolate. The good news for chocoholics is that studies continue to show a link between chocolate and heart health. Several study reviews concluded that eating dark chocolate lowers the risk of heart disease.
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