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Eight Tips to Vary Your Protein Routine

by Isabelle Workman Adults need approximately 5 to 7 ounces of protein a day. Here are some ways to vary your routine: 1. Vary your protein food choices – experiment with main dishes made with beans, peas, nuts, soy, and seafood. 2. Choose seafood in place of meat twice a week – try salmon, trout, and herring. 3. Make meat and poultry lean or low fat – like round of sirloin and ground beef that is at least 90% lean. Trim fat from meat and remove poultry skin. 4. Have an egg – one egg a day does not increase your risk for heart disease. 5. Eat plant protein food more often – beans and peas (kidney, pinto, black or white beans, split peas, chickpeas, hummus, soy products- tofu and veggie burgers, nuts and seeds. They are naturally low in saturated fats and high in fiber. 6. Think small when it comes to meat portions – get the flavor you crave but in smaller portions. 7. Check the sodium – check the nutrition facts label linked to sodium. Pick items low in sodium. 8. Make a healthy sandwich – choose turkey, roast beef, or peanut butter. Many deli meats are high in fats and sodium so choose wisely. Your body will thank... read more

Why Eating Whole Grains is Important

by Isabelle Workman 1. Grains are important sources of many nutrients including dietary fiber, several B vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and minerals such as iron, magnesium, and selenium. 2. Dietary fiber from whole grains helps reduce blood cholesterol and may lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Fiber containing foods such as whole grain help provide a feeling of fullness and fewer calories. 3. Whole grain contains iron and vitamin C. Whole and refined grain products are major sources of iron in American diets. 4. Whole grains are sources of magnesium and selenium. Magnesium is a mineral used in keeping bones strong and releasing energy in muscles. Selenium protects cells from oxidation. It is important for a healthy immune system. 5. Consuming whole grains as part of a healthy diet reduces the risk of heart disease. 6. Eating whole grains helps in weight... read more

Happiness Boosters

by Isabelle Workman When you are stressed or sad, it’s easy to bury your head under the covers or hit the fridge. Lift your spirits with one of these simple, science-backed secrets instead. 1. Grab Some Art Supplies – the adult coloring craze is still going strong, and not only is it fun, but the act of coloring an image lowers anxiety and improves your mood. Try painting. Try the stress less Paint by Number Flowers Kit. (Amazon) 2. Exercise Your Gratitude Muscle. Focus on unique, specific small stuff. Examples “I’m happy for my health because it allowed me to go for a 30 minute walk today. If you keep it up, you’ll notice all these little things to be grateful for including conversations with friends, or a flower in your yard. 3. Have A Bucket List Buddy. Spend money on travel and life experiences with someone rather than buying material things. 4. Get Real About Social Media. If Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter make you feel good, have at it. But if it brings up negative emotions or FOMA (fear of missing out), step away. 5. Smile – it is not always easy, especially when you are sad or angry, but research suggests that if you make yourself smile by recalling happy memories, you can improve your... read more

Be Active Adults

by Isabelle Workman Adults who are physically active are less likely to develop chronic diseases: 1. Start Activities Slowly – and build up over time. This will prevent injury. After a few weeks, increase how often and how long. 2. Get Your Heart Pumping – Do at least 4 hours a week of physical activity like brisk walking, hiking, swimming, or even skating. Spread your activities over a week and do them at least 15 minutes at a time. 3. Make Active Choices Throughout The Day – take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park far away from the grocery. Take a 15-minute walk on your lunch break. 4. Strength Training For Healthy Muscles And Bones – do weight training at least twice a week for 30 minutes, including push-ups, sit-ups, or working with resistance bands. 5. Stay Flexible – add a Pilates or Yoga class to your weekly routine. This will help your balance and prevent falls. 6. Use The Buddy System – join a walking group, attend fitness classes at your gym. Your buddies will encourage you to keep being active. 7. Get A Tracker – fit bit, viva fit, or super tracker. Any of these will help you maintain your daily goal of 12,000 steps. 8. Have Fun – choose an activity that you like and enjoy and that makes you... read more

Happy Birthday USA!!

by Isabelle Workman The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, has been a federal holiday since 1941. But the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American Independence. Here are some interesting facts about the 4th of July: 1. John Adams envisioned fireworks as part of the festivities and the first fireworks were set off July 4, 1777. 2. The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men from 13 colonies and it marked the beginning of all out war with the British. The first signature was John Hancock. 3. New York City has the biggest fireworks display in the US. 5. Three US presidents died on July 4th. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (major rivals) died within hours of each other in 1826. James Monroe died in 1831. 6. Two of the US national symbols were made abroad – the Statue of Liberty from France and the Liberty Bell from England. HAPPY BIRTHDAY... read more

Seven Kitchen Timesavers

by Isabelle Workman Try these kitchen timesavers to cut back on time and make less work for you. By taking the stress and hassle out of cooking, you’ll have more time to enjoy it and to spend time with your loved ones. 1. Organize Your Kitchen – keep frequently used items such as cooking oils, sprays, spatulas, cutting board, and spices within easy reach. 2. Clear The Clutter – before you start cooking, clear off your counters. This allows more room for prep space. 3. Chop Extra – when chopping veggies for a meal, chop more than you need. Take the extra, put in a reusable container and freeze. 4. Have Everything In Place – grab ingredients needed for your meal – chopped veggies, measured spices, and thawed chicken, fish, or meat. It will be easier to spot missing items. 5. Double Your Recipe – for your next casserole or soup, double the recipe and freeze the extra. It will make next week’s dinner a snap. 6. Clean As You Go 7. Save Some For Later – freeze leftover soups, sauces, gravies in small reusable containers. Bon... read more

What’s Fun in 2017

by Isabelle Workman 1. Kicking up our Heels – taking dance classes as a child was so much fun, that signing up for one as an adult will reconnect you to your 5-year-old self. 2. Embracing Vitamin N – studies have long linked being out in nature to improving your mood. It is also known to lower your blood pressure. Go hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, or surfing. 3. Play Board Games at home with your family or friends. Games bring families and friends together for fun and meaningful interaction. From trivial pursuit to monopoly, the old favorites have had a 20% increase in sales in the past year. 4. Head Out For Game Night – bowling, ping pong, pub trivia nights, miniature golf, and theme parks are just a few ways to connect with friends and have a good time. 5. Date Night – Have one night a week that you and your spouse or live in partner go out to dinner and reconnect on an emotional level. 6. Supper Clubs – are springing up everywhere. Go to one in your area as a place to bring people together and connect – something people are looking for as technology has enabled us to have fewer interactions with each other. 7. Release Your Inner Artist – franchises such as paint and wine, have cropped up across the country. Release your inner artist. 8. Aquariums and Zoos – will bring back the joy and wonder of childhood, just seeing all of these amazing creatures. Have fun this summer and try different activities. You will be healthier and... read more

Why is Physical Activity So Important?

by Isabelle Workman Being physically active can help you: 1. Increase your chances of living longer. 2. Feel better about yourself. 3. Decrease your chances of becoming depressed. 4. Sleep better at night. 5. Be more flexible. 6. Have stronger muscles and bones. 7. Stay or get at a healthy weight. 8. Be with friends and meet new people. 9. Enjoy yourself and have fun. Physical activity and good nutrition work together for better health. Being active increases the amount of calories burned. As people age, their metabolism slows, so maintaining energy balance requires moving more and eating... 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.