Sweat Out the Stress

Sweat Out the StressWhen your stress levels get too high, it can be really easy to indulge in things like chocolate, Netflix binges and sleeping in too much.

Becoming a couch potato may feel like the right thing, but it can actually cause more stress. If you want to lower your stress levels, you need to exercise. Any form of exercise, from yoga to running, can be an effective stress reliever – and it’s easier than you think to get started.

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Make These Three Great Homemade Summer Treats

Health Summer TreatsSummertime is a minefield when it comes to eating healthy. From ice cream sandwiches to Popsicles, there are a lot of sweet treats that can throw your healthy eating plans out the window. But before you resign yourself to three months of eating poorly; be sure to try out some healthy, homemade summer treats.

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Teaching Kids Self-Reliance

KidsHow self-reliant are your kids? Do they know how to reach you in an emergency? Can you trust them to navigate online? Do they understand how to manage money?

As a parent, your job is to protect and provide for your child, but you also need to prepare them for an adult life without you. That’s why it’s important to incorporate lessons on self-reliance as you raise your children.

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Florida Summer Fun on a Budget

Central Florida Summer FunThe summer months are upon us – so it’s time to find something fun to do with the family! Thousands of tourists are flocking to Disney World, Universal Orlando and our plethora of theme parks here in Florida. The great news is that you don’t have to fight with the crowds and spend a lot of money to have fun with your kids this summer.

Get outdoors with some of the Central Florida outdoor activities tips we shared in our last article on Outdoors Month – and also be sure to try these ideas to keep you cool and having fun during the summer months:

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Coping With Stress in Healthy Ways

help-stressNo matter what stage of life you’re in, you’re bound to experience stress from time to time. Stress is a natural part of life. It is a part of your body’s way of dealing with external threats. But our automatic stress responses were originally evolved to help us fight off saber-tooth tigers – not meet a work deadline or make a presentation. Unfortunately, even if you’re just trying to get through traffic on time, your body responds as if you’re in mortal danger.

Stress levels that get too high for too long can have a negative impact on your health and well-being. Finding ways to cope with stress and minimize its negative impact can help you inside and out.

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Summer Outdoor Fire Prevention Tips

Everyone looks forward to relaxing and having fun in the summer. Don’t let a good time turn into a tragedy because of a fire. A situation can change in the blink of an eye, and it pays to be prepared.

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The Secrets to Healthy Grilling

Marinated grilled chicken on the flaming grill.

Summertime…and the grilling is easy. For many people, however, making a healthy meal on a grill is not very easy or simple.

Here are some definite tips you’ll want to keep in mind to ensure that you can enjoy foods that are safe and healthy:

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Get Outdoors and Get Active

Almost anytime in Florida is a great time to venture out to enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer!

The days are warm and it’s easy to get active. Instead of spending your downtime away from work or school doing things you are familiar with, why don’t you consider some new activities this Summer? Getting involved in these new activities could be a great way to spend some time together as a couple, a family or with friends.

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Get Outdoors and Get Active This Summer

Walk DayMembers are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up, get outdoors and get active. It’s a great way to raise your awareness of the importance of physical activity and to get your family, friends and co-workers noticing a healthier way of life.

Below are a few of FHCP Staff’s top picks for best walking trails and outdoor activities in Central Florida!

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