Get your 'fitness on' this summer to help your favorite park win big
The air is warm, the grass is green, and summer is officially here. What better place to enjoy the summer than at your favorite park? Parks offer endless opportunities for having fun in the sun. And whether it’s a game of catch with family or a bike ride with friends, getting active has never been more rewarding. This su...
The best lawn games for players of all ages
(BPT) - As long as the sun is shining, it’s time to get outside and enjoy that beautiful lawn you’ve been working so hard to maintain throughout the year. Barbecues and picnics are always a good excuse to get family and friends together but after you’ve finished eating you don’t want the kids (or the adults) wandering ba...
Creative twists turn up the heat on popular summer flavors
(BPT) - Some flavors simply shout “summer.” The zing of fresh jalapeno peppers, tangy barbecue sauce, and pickles so crisp they make your mouth tingle are all flavors you savor as the weather gets warmer. But have you ever thought about using those awesome summer flavors in extraordinary new ways such as topping a cake w...
How to keep your health up and costs down
(BPT) - No matter your age, you can help keep your body healthy and your money out of the health care system by eating right, exercising and avoiding habits that contribute to chronic illness. Having the appropriate insurance may also help your bottom line more than you think. Follow this guide to see if you have what you need at various stages in life. 20s Younger people tend to have fewer medical issues, but that doesn't mean you should ditch health insurance altogether. To save money while...
How to make working at home work
(BPT) - Working at home is a growing popular trend. The 2010 U.S. Census reports 9.5 percent of the population spends at least one day a week working at home – an increase of more than 2 percent since 1997. Technology is making it easier for employees and self-employed workers to set up a home office and conduct business...
Driving with dogs: Tips to keep everyone in the car safe
(BPT) - It’s only natural for man’s best friend to stay close by his master’s side, but for dog owners who drive frequently, bringing Fido along for the ride can be risky. The problem is particularly worrisome for older drivers; a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham showed tha...
Celeb worthy on-the-go snacking tips for a healthy new you
(BPT) - We’ve all been there; 3 p.m. rolls around and suddenly you need a snack. As children, we thrived on snacks, but as we grow older many of us ignore those in-between-meals hunger pangs. We ignore the signals our stomach sends us in an attempt to be healthy. However, healthy snacking not only boasts the metabolism, ...
Summer travel tips for seniors
(BPT) - Extra socks? Check. Toothbrush? Check. Photo ID? Check. What else could you be forgetting? All travel requires some level of planning, but for seniors taking to the road or sky this summer, a little extra planning can go a long way toward ensuring an enjoyable vacation. Before embarking on your next adventure, co...
Americas other drug problem: prescriptions not taken
(BPT) - America has a serious drug problem, but it’s not the one you might be thinking about. The problem is not illegal drugs or drug abuse, but rather an alarming percentage of Americans who do not take their prescriptions as instructed. Approximately 125,000 deaths per year in the United States can be attributed to me...
DIY pet treats: economical, easy and nutritious
(BPT) - Many families are struggling to find time to sit down together for a meal these days so it may seem funny that more people are making time to bake treats for their pets. But pets are gaining status in the family hierarchy, according to a Harris Interactive study. In fact, more than 90 percent of pet owners say th...
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May 24, 2010