Your Health in 5 (2/5/2016)

Top 5 pieces of health and wellness news you may have missed this week.

At Norton Healthcare, we believe that health should keep up with life. Give us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the top 5 pieces of health and wellness news you may have missed this week.

Everyone is talking about the big game that will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. Whether you’re looking forward to the game itself, the halftime show, the Puppy Bowl or the commercials, here are five things you don’t want to miss out on to have a memorable (and safe) game day with your friends and family.

1. Peanut Butter Balls
These peanut butter balls are an incredibly tasty dessert that everyone will love! Using only a few ingredients, it’s a perfect recipe for kids to help make. You can also add optional ingredients, including chocolate chips and shredded coconut. Yum!

2.4 healthy substitutes for your game day party
Your Sunday will probably include a party or two, complete with traditional game day foods such as chicken wings, potato skins, chips and dip, brownies and a variety of other delicious, but not so healthy, options. If you’re watching your waistline and either hosting or attending a game day party, try some tasty alternatives.

3.Tackling germs at the football party: Rules for staying super healthy
Whether you’re throwing a party or attending one, play defense against the flu and other illnesses by practicing these hygienic plays.

4.Make Sunday a super celebration for kids, too!
If children will be attending your game day party, be sure to plan activities to keep them occupied. Mother, grandmother and child advocacy expert Erika Janes, R.N., shares a few tips on making the big game a super celebration for all ages.

5.Lively Salsa Meatballs
The name alone sounds like a fun addition to any party! Meatballs are a hit at any get together, but they can be full of unwanted fat and calories. This recipe combines ground turkey, chili powder and chunky-style salsa that will score a touchdown with your taste buds!

“The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on Earth. – Rumi

 


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