Thursday, June 26, 2008

Staying Safe in the Sun

From Good Housekeeping Magazine
What is the right amount of sunscreen to use when we go out into the sun? The answer is one ounce, about a shot glass full. That's how much the Skin Cancer Foundation says you should use every time you wear it. A three ounce bottle holds three applications, four ounces has four and so on. If your bottle of sunscreen lasts all summer there's a good chance you are not using enough. Also you should choose a broad-spectrum product to block both aging UVA rays and cancer-causing UVB rays and apply it at least every 2 hours.


When it comes to your kids, don't forget to put sunscreen on underneath a white t-shirt. If it gets wet the sun will go right through it, risking a burn. If your child does get a sunburn, apply yogurt to the affected area. The cultures in the healthy snack will ease the pain and heal the burn.

Stay safe in the sun and have fun!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Top 10 Healthiest Snacks

We all love a little something to snack on! What you reach for when you get the munchies however, can make or break your calorie count for the day. Women's Fitness is out with the "Top 10 Healthiest Snacks". The next time you feel the need for a little mini-meal, the experts recommend choosing these:

1.Bagel
2.Banana
3.Bran muffin
4.Broccoli
5.Cantaloupe
6.Carrots
7.Mexican-style beans
8.String cheese
9.Tuna
10.Yogurt

For more information and the full article, click here.

Friday, June 06, 2008

3 Free Things

Here's a list of 3 cost-free events in NE Ohio this weekend!

ENJOY BOATING, FISHING AND FAMILY FUN ON NORTHCOAST HARBOR THIS WEEKEND! THE BOATING AND FISHING FEST IS THIS SATURDAY FROM 11 TO 6 AND SUNDAY FROM 11 TO 5.

“FREE-ICE CREAM – A – POLOOZA” COMES TO NORTHEAST OHIO FRIENDLY’S RESTAURANTS THIS SATURDAY FROM NOON TO FIVE. JOIN ME AT THE PARMA HEIGHTS LOCATION ON YORK ROAD FOR FREE ICE CREAM, CARICATURES, MINI GOLF AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

THE CHALK ART FESTIVAL COMES TO MEDINA’S HISTORIC SQUARE TOMORROW FROM 9 TO 5. THE FESTIVAL FEATURES KID’S ACTIVITIES, HAY RIDES AND CHALK ART FROM PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS.