Healthy Habits: Meal prepping salads and the benefits for your health

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) -Eating healthy is one of the most important things you can do to live a longer life, and swapping out one meal a day with a healthy salad can go a long way.

Everyone loves a good drive-thru lunch, but Dietitian Sarah Heinz at Sparrow Hospital says your heart doesn’t. And the grams of fat in a drive-thru meal can be higher than you think.

“So think of eating a stick of butter, next time you go through a drive-thru,” said Heinz

So instead, she says pre-prep a salad. These 4 salads below are filled with vitamins minerals and can increase the level of antioxidants in your blood. And this mason jar salad below can be made days in advance.

How to Pack the Perfect Salads in a Jar:

  • How do the greens not get soggy?

Start with the heaviest and most non-absorbent ingredients with the

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Hattiesburg YMCA site of National Healthy Kids Day events

Live music, yoga, boxing and more will be taking over the Hattiesburg YMCA on Saturday for National Healthy Kids Day.

“These kids have been shut in from the pandemic and shut out of school activities. This is my way of saying ‘Welcome back,’” Jerry Baker, a barber who is donating free haircuts at the event, said in a media release.

The event will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All activities will be set up tailgate-style in the parking lot of the YMCA at 3719 Veterans Memorial Drive in Hattiesburg.

This free event will feature live music by one-man band Charles “CC” Carter, an appearance by Mississippi Miss Hospitality McKay Lee Bray and health and wellness representatives from the community. There will be a community product giveaway sponsored by Spartan Mosquito.

Healthy Kids Day will also feature multiple interactive activities including yoga and boxing demonstrations.

UPDATE:Free drive-in movie

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Clark County among least healthy counties in Ohio, according to national data

Clark County’s ranking looks at the most recent health data available for factors like adult obesity (37%), low birthweight babies (9%) and flu vaccination rates (48%). But the rankings also consider a range of social factors that drive health like high school completion (89%), severe housing problems (13%) and children living in poverty (21%).

Those figures are then compared to the state and national average to determine a county’s ranking.

Marietta Orlowski, chair of the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at Wright State University, said it is important to measure social drivers of health because they are important root causes of health outcomes and because things that get measured tend to also get resources.

For example, people can learn at the doctor’s office how to properly manage their asthma.

“But if they’re living in an environment with poor air quality and mold, doing a behavior-oriented intervention isn’t going

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Healthy Living in Middle Age Really Pays Off in Senior Years | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Live well, live longer.

New research offers more evidence that the mantra rings true: People who got regular exercise and ate a healthy diet in middle age had a reduced risk of serious health problems as seniors.

“Health care professionals could use these findings to further promote and emphasize to their patients the benefits of a healthy diet and a regular exercise schedule to avoid the development of numerous chronic health conditions in the present and in later life,” said study author Vanessa Xanthakis, an assistant professor of medicine and biostatistics in the Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Her team analyzed long-term data from nearly 2,400 Americans in a large ongoing U.S. health study to determine how closely they followed U.S. government dietary guidelines and physical activity guidelines. Physical activity

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