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Planning Healthy Snacks for Memorial Day Weekend

by Isabelle Workman Planning for healthy snacks can help satisfy hunger in between meals and keep you moving towards your weight control goals. 1. Build your own – make your own trail mix with unsalted nuts and add-ins such as seeds, dried fruit, popcorn, and a sprinkle of chocolate chips. 2. Prep ahead – portion snack foods into baggies or containers when you get home from the store so they’re ready to grab and go when you need them. 3. Make it a combo – combine food groups for a satisfying snack – yogurt and berries, apples with peanut butter, whole grain crackers with turkey and avocado. 4. Eat vibrant veggies – spice up raw vegetables with a low cal, low fat dip, try dipping bell peppers, carrots or cucumber in hummus, guacamole, tzatziki, or garbanzo beans. 5. Snack on the go – bring ready to eat snacks when you are out. A banana, yogurt(in a cooler), or baby carrots are all easy to bring along and are healthy options to help you maintain your weight... read more

May is National Water Safety Month

by Isabelle Workman May is National Water Safety Month. Below are tips on how to keep your family and friends safe near water: 1. Stay close and be alert. Never leave a child unattended in a pool, spa, or any body of water. 2. Make sure your child knows basic water safety tips before allowing them to enter any pool, spa, lake, river, or ocean. 3. Keep children away from drains, pipes, and other openings in a pool to avoid entrapment. 4. Have a telephone close by when you or your family are using a pool, spa or any body of water. 5. Share Safety instructions with family, friends, and neighbors. 6. Learn to perform CPR on children and adults. 7. Understand the basics of life saving so that you can assist in a pool... read more

6 Ways to Do Good and Feel Good

by Isabelle Workman 1. Get involved in your local community – whether it is feeding the homeless at a shelter, or reading to the elderly at a retirement home, there are plenty of ways to donate your time to helping those in need. 2. Make a difference by writing a letter – send a handwritten thank you note instead of a text or an email. A handwritten letter makes it extra special. 3. Become an animal welfare advocate – there are rescuers that need help with everything from transporting dogs and cats to safety, serving as a foster, or simply walking, feeding, and caring. 4. Be a better neighbor – offer a helping hand at an upcoming event, mow your neighbor’s lawn next time you mow yours, or host a cookout for your neighbors to get better acquainted. 5. Adopt healthier habits – drink more water, read more often, clean up more often, get more sleep, take 15 – 20 minute breaks several times a day and walk outside. 6. Help raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis – 50,000 Americans are living with this progressive, genetic disease that causes lung infections and limits the ability to breathe. Donate and participate in special events to raise money for more research which is the key to the... read more

10 Tips to Help You Eat Your Vegetables

by Isabelle Workman 1. Buy fresh vegetables in season. They cost less and are likely to be at their peak flavor. 2. Stock up on frozen vegetables for quick and easy cooking in the microwave. 3. Buy vegetables that are easy to prepare. Pick up pre washed bags of salad greens and add baby carrots or grape tomatoes for a salad in minutes. 4. Use a microwave to quickly “zap” vegetables. White and sweet potatoes can be baked quickly this way. 5. Vary your veggie choices to keep meals interesting. 6. Try crunchy vegetables, raw or lightly steamed. 7. Plan some meals around a vegetable main dish, such as vegetable stir fry or soup. Then add other foods to complement it. 8. Include a green salad with your dinner each night. 9. Order a veggie pizza with toppings like mushrooms, green peppers, and onions. 10. Grill vegetable kabobs as part of a barbecue meal. Try tomatoes, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions. Bon... read more

Six Interesting Facts About the Month of May

by Isabelle Workman May, the month of flowers, has important celebrations such as Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. But there are 6 interesting facts about the month of May, you may not know: 1. The month of May was named for Maia, the Greek Goddess of fertility. 2. May’s birthstone is the emerald which is emblematic of love and success. 3. In any given year, no month ever begins or ends on the same day of the week as May does. 4. May used to be considered a bad luck month to get married. There is an ancient poem that said “Marry in May and you will rue the day”. However, it is no longer considered a bad marriage month, and has become a quite popular month to get married. 5. The United Kingdom celebrates May as the National Smile Month. 6. On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was officially... read more

Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

by Isabelle Workman 1. Join a walking group in the neighborhood or the local shopping mall. 2. Get the whole family included – enjoy an afternoon bike ride. 3. Walk the dog – don’t just watch the dog walk. 4. Clean the house or wash the car. 5. Walk, skate, or cycle more, and drive less. 6. Do stretches, exercises, or pedal a stationary bike while watching television. 7. Mow the lawn with a push mower. 8. Plant and care for a vegetable or flower garden. 9. Join a bowling, tennis, or any team that you enjoy. Just get... read more

8 Healthy Nutrition Tips for Weight Control

by Isabelle Workman 1. Enjoy your food but eat less. Use a smaller plate at meals to help control the amount of food and calories you eat. Take time enjoying smaller amounts. 2. Strengthen your bones. Choose foods like fat free and low fat milk, cheese, yogurt, and fortified skim milk to help strengthen your bones. Be sure your morning coffee includes fat free or low fat milk. 3. Drink water. Sip water all day long. Keep a water bottle in your bag or at your desk to satisfy your thirst throughout the day. 4. Eat whole grains more often. Choose grains like brown rice, whole grain pastas and breads. Foods with a higher fiber content give you a feeling of fullness. 5. Learn what is in foods. Use both ingredient and nutrition fact labels to discover what various foods contain. Food-a-pedia makes it easy to compare nutrition information for 8,000 foods. 6. Cut back on some foods. Cut calories by cutting out foods high in solid fats and added sugar. Choose cakes, cookies, and ice cream only for occasional treats. 7. Be a better cook. Use less solid fat, salt, and sugar. Eat at home more often so you can control what you are eating. If eating out, choose healthier options like baked chicken instead of fried chicken. 8. Be active whenever you can. Set a goal of 1 hour every day. You can break it up into increments of 10 minutes if you have to. Ask your friends and family to keep you company as you walk, bike, jog, or dance. Park as far away as possible... read more

Healthy Eating Recommendations

by Isabelle Workman It is important to think of you and your family’s health when choosing what to eat. Here’s a list of guidelines to get started: 1. Fruits and Vegetables – Half of your plate should consist of fruits and vegetables. Variety is the key. The more colors you incorporate, the more nutrients, vitamins, and minerals you will get. Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables are preferable. If you must get canned vegetables, go for low sodium or no sodium. If choosing canned fruits, go for low sugar or no sugar. 2. Grains – A quarter of your plate should be grains that are high in fiber. Fiber helps you manage your weight as well as keeping you feeling full longer. Check the ingredients for the word “whole” to be first in the list of ingredients. 3. Protein – A quarter of your plate should be protein. When choosing protein, go for lean options such as chicken and fish over beef and pork. Leaner proteins have lower amounts of saturated fat, which if consumed in large quantities can lead to heart disease and other conditions. Other vegetarian protein options are eggs, beans, peas, nuts, nut butters, and soy products, etc. 4. Dairy – All fluid products and many products made from milk that retain their calcium content are part of this group (i.e. cheese and yogurt). Calcium fortified soy milk or soy beverage are also part of this group. Foods made from milk that have little to no calcium, such as cream cheese and butter, are... read more

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Over the last 30 years, attorney Michael Workman has fought for justice on behalf of injured people and their families. The firm pushes cases forward with relentless efficiency, relying on tenacity, thorough case preparation, and professional integrity. The firm uses the latest technology to serve its clients, including the most advanced computer hardware and case management systems. We’re able to handle complex litigation involving multiple defendants and hundreds of thousands of documents, and produce state of the art demonstrative and video evidence for presentation at settlement conferences and trials. Depending on the case, the firm retains experts skilled in accident reconstruction, neuropsychology, economics, mechanical engineering, design safety, medical records analysis, and vocational rehabilitation. These experts employ the latest scientific techniques in their testing and analysis.