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Bonnie Walke

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This time of year makes it easy to add fruits to your diet

Posted by Bonnie Walke Aug 13, 2015 8:54:00 AM

I love this time of year, because it's the easiest time to eat freah! Farmers markets and farm stands have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables such as beans, tomatoes, and zucchini.

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Be safe in the summer heat

Posted by Bonnie Walke Jul 30, 2015 8:30:00 AM

thermometer-2Summer heat has arrived, but too much fun in the sun can be a problem! How much heat is too much? Here’s what you need to know ...

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Is something lurking in your bathroom?

Posted by Bonnie Walke Jul 23, 2015 8:17:00 AM

Before your thoughts head to mold and mildew in your shower or that interesting spot in your toilet bowl, take a moment to consider your toothbrush. There it is, just waiting for you to wet it, add paste, and brush. Of course, you rinse it when you’re done and put it back to dry. But, microorganisms are pesky—they live in your mouth AND on your brush.

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July is herbal and prescription awareness month

Posted by Bonnie Walke Jul 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Many Americans take dietary supplements and prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Sometimes these drugs and supplements may interact in harmful ways. July is Herbal and Prescription Awareness Month, so here are some important reminders about interactions and safety issues when taking supplements and medications.

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Part 2: Summer Sun Basics: Know about Skin Cancer

Posted by Bonnie Walke Jun 25, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Long summer days draw people outside for longer periods of time. More time in the sun presents an added risk of skin cancer. The risk factors are present every day, so try to be sun sensible and reduce your chances of developing skin cancer.

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Part 1: Summer Sun Basics: Protect Your Skin

Posted by Bonnie Walke Jun 8, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Summer is almost here and most of us are spending more time out in the sun. Don’t forget that when you are out basking in the sun that you want to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Taking precautions now can help decrease your chance of developing skin cancer later and prevents wrinkles.

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Signs of Spring

Posted by Bonnie Walke Apr 29, 2015 2:43:00 PM

One of the most anticipated seasons of the year is spring. There are several technical definitions of spring and those vary according to local climate. At the spring equinox, the days are approximately 12 hours long, with day length increasing as the season progresses.

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Part 2: Surround Yourself with Positive People

Posted by Bonnie Walke Apr 8, 2015 1:08:00 PM

Who are the people that are closest to you? Who has a daily influence on your mood, your self-perception, and your self-worth?  The friends, family, and co-workers that make up your inner circle really do influence how you feel about yourself and the world around you.

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Part 1: Surround yourself with positive people! Start with YOU!

Posted by Bonnie Walke Mar 19, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Do some people just drain the life out of you? Negative people certainly have a negative effect on those around them. If you make an effort to surround yourself with positive people, you’ll find yourself adopting the attitude of those around you. Practice seeking and associating with positive people.

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Making changes

Posted by Bonnie Walke Mar 4, 2015 8:06:00 AM

Lately I have had several conversations about change. Some with people who are resistant to upcoming changes and others with those who are trying to embrace new changes that are coming into their life. As a wellness coach, I try to support people as they make changes in their life. Whether you are trying to increase your activity level, lose weight, quit smoking, or get some stress out of your life, you will be making changes.

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