Tag Archives: winter

It’s winter but you don’t have to miss out on the goodness of fresh vegetables

root vegetables

Guest post by registered dietitian Dave Seddon, MBA RD LD. Courtesy of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association. Winter may be upon us but we don’t have to miss out on the goodness of fresh vegetables—even in climates where you might think it just can’t be done. That’s according to Eliot Coleman, farmer […]

Contemplating while you exercise is good for your body and your mind

Fall foliage in Maine

Guest post by John Turrell, Wellness Coordinator, Greater Portland Branch, YMCA of Southern Maine. Who didn’t want to exercise outdoors this fall? September and October were beautiful this year. There were so many sunny, cool fall days to spend outside running, walking, or hiking. The fall foliage was colorful and visually stimulating. It was hard […]

Winter Safety Tips for Your Children

Boy playing in snow/frostbite

Guest post by Marianna Gagina, MD and Sharon Dembinski, RN, Memorial Hospital Primary Care, Conway NH. With the winter solstice just behind us and months of cold weather to come, are you aware of the best way to keep your children safe?Memorial Hospital’s pediatric department shares some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics for staying safe and warm […]

Keys to Teaching Your Teen to Drive

Did you hear about the new mobile phone app a Tennessee grandfather created after driving with his teenaged granddaughter?  The Safety Information and Protection System (SIPS) notifies parents with a text message if their teen driver is speeding, texting while driving, or exceeding a pre-set boundary. It’s not the only app designed to monitor teen drivers – there is even […]