Here are my top 5 tips for both keeping safe in the sun and at the pool.
With summer fast approaching this is a great time to start preparing for fun in the sun!
SUN SAFETY 1. The sun’s UV rays are strongest from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm during the day. Make sure if you are out in the sun during this time period you take frequent breaks to relax in the shade and allow your skin a break from direct sunlight. If you don’t have access to shade, don’t be caught without a shirt! Even blocking the rays with a shirt will give you a much needed Continue reading →
A Foundation of Preschool Learning: Water, Sand, Clay, Paint, and Blocks
In a society of over-scheduled kids, the expectation of building your scholastic resume early, and so on, childrens’ play time can seem like a waste of time. What are they accomplishing? How will this add to their academic success? What are they learning? Turns out, they are learning a lot! Continue reading →
by Kim Knapp, PJCC Personal Trainer specializing in Strength Training and Osteoporosis Prevention
Did you know…
• Women can lose 3-6% of bone mass annually for the first 5 years following menopause.
• 50% of women over age 50 will have an osteoporotic fracture
• Within a year, 25-30% of hip fracture patients die or end up in a nursing home. This is preventable! Continue reading →
Captain Ahab is on a mission to avenge the loss of his leg. Over the course of a year, his crew hunts sperm whales and harvests the oil in huge barrels in the hold of his ship Pequod. The ship travels all over the world and finally ends up in the equator in the Pacific Ocean, Moby Dick’s home area. Despite many bad omens, including breaking of navigation instruments and a typhoon, Ahab is determined to pursue the great white whale. Moby Dick eventually attacks the Pequod, and even while the ship is sinking, Ahab tries to throw his harpoon at the whale. Instead, the harpoon rope strangles Ahab and leads to his drowning. All of the crew die except the Ishmael, the narrator. In short, Ahab and his crew suffered workplace injuries.
Let’s see what we can learn from this story in terms of workplace safety. These are the elements of worker safety to explore: 1. The environment 2. The worker 3. Extenuating circumstancesContinue reading →
These days our pets have it pretty good. They have their own restaurants, beauty parlors, play dates, and hotels! But as much time as we devote to them, sometimes we don’t put enough thought into their food choices. We think we are showing love for them by letting them eat certain human foods when many of those foods may cause them harm. Being aware of the types of foods that aren’t good for our canine will help to keep them fit and healthy.
To make sure Fido is eating right, the ASPCA recommends avoiding the following foods in your dogs diet:
Avocado (persin can be toxic)
Macadamia Nuts (as few as 6 nuts can be fatal)
Grapes and raisins (can cause kidney failure)
Yeast dough (can rise and swell in the dogs abdomen)
Raw Eggs (can cause food poisoning or skin problems)
Raw Meat and Fish (food poisoning)
Candy and Gum (the ingredient Xylitol can make your dog sick)
Onions, chives and garlic (can cause anemia)
Coffee, tea, or caffeine (dogs can get caffeine poisoning)
Milk and other dairy products (too much can cause diarrhea)
Salt (large amounts)
Human medicines should also be avoided unless prescribed by your veterinarian