Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a child as being overweight as having a BMI (Body Mass Index) at or above the 85th percentile but below the 95th percentile, and childhood obesity is defined as having a BMI at or above the 95th percentile. BMI can be calculated by…

A Proper Guide to Stretching

Stretch it Out- A Proper Guide to Stretching We’ve all been told how important stretching is, but how much do you actually know about stretching? For example, when should you stretch, or when shouldn’t you stretch? Why is stretching important? And what exactly is “Ballistic” stretching? To begin, stretching is important because it helps…

Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance – Fact or Fiction? The “Rule of Four”….ever heard about it?  Keep reading and you’ll learn about it soon because it addresses that age old challenge…the balance between work and life.  Is it possible?  Is there any such thing?  If you are finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the…

Geismar, LA

  Geismar, LA   Geismar, LA is a small town part of the Ascension Parish of Louisiana. It’s a magical location, a true testament to the relaxed southern lifestyle and bayou living. Consider Geismar to be your home of operations—you are truly in the center of it all in Louisiana. Plus, the mighty Mississippi River…

Family Diet

Family Diet Every family is different, and so is the way each family eats. The one commonality is the passing on of family traditions and ways of eating. Some families rely on hunting, fishing, and planting their own foods while others rely on the grocery store for their nourishment needs; however, all families have…

Spinach Dip

  Spinach dip Ingredients 1 packet Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix 1/4 cup reduced fat mayo 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained 22 ounces Fage total 0% yogurt (or 2 cups+ 3/4 cup) Chives to garnish (optional)   Instructions: In a medium bowl, stir together the vegetable recipe mix, mayo, and yogurt. Add the…

Emergency Response

Emergency Response and Mental Health As we have just recognized the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, we are reminded once again of the severe impact that these events had on thousands of individuals.  Those who witnessed it first hand, responded to help due to their job responsibilities, or just watched the events unfold, were affected…

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Sometimes that old cliché, “when it rains, it pours” rings true, and sometimes life makes it feel like you also lost your umbrella. I imagine that’s the tip of the iceberg in describing how people who battle with substance abuse and mental health issues feel on a daily basis….

Benefits of Meditation

Benefits of Mediation If you already set aside 20 minutes of your day to meditation, you are well on your way to better health and the rest of us should catch up! Meditation has been proven to have multiple health benefits. Reduces Stress – Studies have shown that meditation helps you control your emotions…

How to Deal with Bullying

How to Deal with Bullying Unfortunately, bullying has and is becoming a bigger problem for the youth of today. It comes in many forms: physical, verbal, and cyber. Whatever the form, bullying is defined as, “Unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power. The aggressive behavior is repeated, or has…