SLW Health Tip 2
By Aileen Lawrimore
Have you noticed that sometimes healthful choices cost more?
For example, you can get a Mega Burger with Cheese off the
value menu for $1.00, or a side salad for $2.19. You can get
three hot dogs for one dollar or one turkey sandwich for three
dollars. Baked chips cost $2.79 but the regular chips are
Leaner meat is more expensive than the fatter cuts and fresh
fruits and veggies cost more than their canned cousins across
the aisle. And I don't know about you, but sometimes I get
confused on what I am counting. Am I counting calories or
It is easy to get swayed into buying fatter foods because they
appear to cost less. But think of it this way, are you saving
$3.00 on that item? Because that's the price of the magazine
you'll buy on the way out because it advertises a "Get Thin
Quick!" diet. Okay, so maybe you do save that much overall on
all the fatter products you are buying.
So ask yourself this: am I saving the cost of my blood pressure
medicine? my cholesterol medicine? my insulin? my cardiologist
bill? Of course not. You might be saving a little bit on that
"value" meal. But compare it to the negative effects of those
habits over a lifetime. Is it really worth it?
Change your way of thinking on this one and realize that three
hot dogs for a dollar is not a good deal. Aim to get as few
calories or fat grams as possible for your dollar. That's how to
get a real bargain!
Taking Care of the Temple,
SLW Health Tip 1
by Michelle Cox
Those of us with allergies are well aware that the spring pollen
season has already started. A few tips? Limit your time
outdoors during the peak weeks when everything is blooming.
Keep windows closed in the car and house. Shower before
bedtime to remove allergens. Taking prescribed medications
every day and staying on schedule for allergy shots will make
this season more bearable.