So You’re Running Your First 5K, Here’s What You Need to Know

Running a 5K can be a fun and exhilarating experience, but you want to make sure that you’re prepared before you hit the course. Because a kilometer is only a little over half a mile, a 5K is about 3.1 miles. So for a starting race, you don’t need to train for five miles right out of the gate. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make sure your first 5K experience is the best it can be.     Check the course and weather conditions before the day of the race. Going over … [Read more...]

Tips to Hit the Ground Running this National Running Day

This Wednesday if National Running Day! After putting off a consistent running routine since your New Year's goals, what better time to start than this week? If you are going to start running, there are a few tips and strategies to make it go as well as it can. Committing to an exercise regimen can be difficult, so getting a leg up by utilizing a plan can help you continue when you may want to stop. 1. Remember that running is a process. You probably won’t be able to go out and run five miles … [Read more...]

Are You Missing This Item From Your Home Emergency Bag Kit?

In case of emergency, it is a smart idea to keep a bag of necessary items that are easily accessible in your home and/or car. In the event of a disaster, you have an easy, portable survival kit you can live off of until other arrangements can be made. Ideally, there would be one of these survival kits for every member of your household, and they would be kept in an easy-to-reach location. This way, in the event of an emergency, each of these bags can be easily retrieved while you move to a … [Read more...]

Tips of Staying Safe at a Music Festival

Music festivals can be a source of great fun, filled with friends, dancing, and amazing performances. To make sure that everyone has a good experience, there are some safety tips to make sure that your experience is as safe and enjoyable as possible.   Pack a bag with what you need   Being dehydrated or getting sunburned can spoil anyone’s fun. Make sure that you go through a checklist of items to put in your bag before you leave. Also read the festival’s rules to make … [Read more...]

American Heart Month: What You Need to Know

With cardiovascular disease-related deaths being the number one annual killer in the world, it is crucial that we take the preventative measures to keep ourselves better protected. Heart disease, according to www.Heart.org, is a buildup of plaque alongside the arteries and veins making blood flow ineffective leading to a clot, which could cause a heart attack or stroke. A heart attack is when the blood flow to the heart has been blocked off, and this causes the heart muscle to stop … [Read more...]

3 Healthy, Delicious, Affordable, Meal Ideas For The New Year

Eating healthy sometimes comes with an expensive, time-consuming, and un-appetizing stigma. These three "ready when you are" meals are here to prove that healthy can be prepared quickly and without breaking the bank. The Vegan Protein Power Smoothie Kids Will Love This simple recipe packs a punch. To enjoy; add two frozen ripe bananas and one mango to your blender. Measure out 2 tbsp each of flax seeds and chia seeds, and add to the blender.  Next, layer in 2 cups of kale, ¼ cup of … [Read more...]

An Introduction to Life Insurance: What You Need to Know

Life insurance can be a confusing policy to navigate, so it is of the utmost importance that you know what you are getting yourself into.  A life insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company that states they, your insurance company, will provide your beneficiaries with a certain sum of money in the event of your death. In return for this death benefit sum, you make periodic payments, usually monthly, called premiums. Life insurance is meant to replace your annual income … [Read more...]

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