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The Cooperative Extension Service of Michigan State University and the County of Montmorency. Eating: A healthy start to your day by Karen L F eld We have all heard that we need to eat breakfast to get a good start to our day. Why is that? Well we need fuel to keep our bodies nmning, and the time between dinner or our late night snack is generally 8 to 12 hours. To start everything back up for the day and to get the best perfor- mance out of your body it is important to eat a healthy breakfast. Looking at the general population and the speed in which we try to get things done, the biggest reason given for not eating breakfast is there isn't enough time in the morning. Well there are a couple suggestions given by Iohn Hopkins Bloomburg school of Public Health for fitting breakfast into your busy schedule. Get up just 15 minutes earlier. That should be suffi- cient time to eat a healthy breakfast. Add a fruit juice or milk to your coffee time in the morning. Prepare simple breakfast items the night before so there is little time in making breakfast but it gives you healthy choices from different food groups. If you are eating on the go, choose fresh fruits, like apples or read labels at the store and purchase items that provide whole grain, dairy and fruit in it for your morning commute. Make healthy muffins with whole grain and fruit added for a quick and easy breakfast. A healthy part of your day comes from breakfast by providing needed vitamins and nutrients in that small meal. Eating breakfast can mean the difference in get- ting all of your needed vitamins and nutrients forthe day. There are several mental and physical benefits to eating breakfast. One that we can notice right away is the energy it provides to get through the morning. The energy comes from not only eating breakfast and waking up your mind and body but by eating the right kind of foods for break- fast. Whole grains provide long term energy and fiber for your day. According to Clemson Cooperative Extension you should look for cereal with 5 gms of fiber, then add milk and top it off with fruit and you have a healthy breakfast. Foods from three food groups are bundled into your morning delight. Eating a healthy start to your day provides rewards through brain power, energy, and a healthy beginning to a nutritious day. If you aren't already eating a healthy breakfast make a healthy choice to start by adding the benefits of breakfast to your day. ? RUNNING - OUT OF BREATH RUNNING OUTOF TIME She is too young to have a fatal disease... Thousands of young women are living with a deadly lung disease called LAM -- and don't know they have it. LAM is often misdiagnosed as asthma or chronic bronchitis. There is no known cure. But there is hope. Learn more about LAM. thelamfoundation.org Lr;3g Abutilon plants are commonly known as "flowering [/ maples'; astheir [ leaves resemble [ maple leaves. 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HILLMAN Girls Varsity Softball Boys Varsity Baseball - Girls Varsity Softball Game time 4 p.m. Boys Varsity Baseball 4/9 - Hillman vs Alcona Game time4p.m, 4/12 - Hillman @ Jo-Burg 4/9 - JL @ Rogers 4/16 - Hillman @ Tawas 4/12 - JL vs Hil!man 4/18- Hillman vs. Rudyard 4/15- JL vs ManceiOna 4:30 4/22 Hillman vs Hale 4/16 - JL vs EIIswerth - 4125 - Hillman vs Atlanta 4/18 - JL 4/29 - Hillman @ Arenac 4/22 - JL vs 4/30 - Hillman @ Inland Lakes 4/25 - JL @ 5/2 - Hillman vs Mio 4/29 - JL @ Wednesday, April 3, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune investment stress You probably aren't too when you invest, be aware worried about it, but April of this volatility; if you're is Stress Awareness prepared for it, you won't Month. Each year, the be shocked when it hap- Health Resource Network pens, and you should be sponsors this "month" to able to better keep stress at inform people about the bay. dangers of stress and to Maintain realistic ex- share successful coping pectations. If you think strategies. Obviously, it's your investments are go- important to reduce stress ing to earn a very high rate inallwalksoflife--includ- of remm, year after year, ingyourinvestmentactivi- you are more than likely ties.Howcanyoucutdown going to be disappointed on the various stresses as- -- and you could easily get sociated with investing? "stressed out." You're Here are a few possible much better off, from a "stress-busters": stress standpoint, not to Know your risk toler- expect eye-popping re- ance. If you're constantly suits. worrying about the value Diversifyyourportfolio. of your investments, your Ifyouwere onlyto ownone portfolio may simply be asset class, such as growth too volatile for your indi- stocks, and that particular vidual risk tolerance. Con- segment took a bighit dur- versely, if you're always ing a market drop, your feeling that your invest- whole portfolio could suf- ments will never provide fer, and it could take years you with the growth you to recover -- causing you need to achieve your long- no end of stress. But if you term goals, you might be spread your investment investing too conserva- dollars among a range of tively, vehicles -- stocks, bonds; Know what to expect govemment securities and from your investments, so on -- your portfolio has Oncertaintyisoftenalead- a better chance of weath- ingcause of stress. So when ering the ups and downs of you purchaseinvestments the market. (Keep in mind, Tune in Tuesday morn- ings to Eagle 101.5 FM at 8:30 a.m. to hear Phil Hofweber discuss the weekly Financial Focus topic. Phil Hofweber is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Invest- ments located in downtown Gaylord. He can be reached at 989- 731-1851 or e-mail at phR.hofwe wardjones.com. Edward Jones, its financial advisors and employees do not provide tax or legal advice. You should consult with a qualified tax or legal professional for advice on your specific situation. This article was written by Edward Jones for us by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. progress you're making with your investments in that are mysterious to you, though, that while diversi- youshouldn'ibesurprised fication may help you re- periods of years, or even iftheypefforminwaysthat duce the effects)ofvolafil- decades, rather than days or months. Instead of fret- raise your stress levels, ity, it can't prevent losses ting over your monthly in- Never invest in something or guarantee profits.) vestment statements, unless you fully under- Think long term. If you comparewhereyouareto- stand its characteristics only measure your invest- and riskpotential, ment success by short- dayversuswhereyouwere Be prepared for market term results, you can feel 10 or 15 years ago. The re- - suits maywell surprise and volatility. Over the long frustrated and stressed, help "de-stress" you. term, the financial markets But when you stop to con- Stress Awareness Month have trended upward, sider your objectives, you thotlgh their past perfor- mayfindthatthemostim-will come and go. But by making the right moves, mance can't guarantee fu- portant ones, such as a you can help take some of ture results. Yet for periods comfortable retirement, the stress out of investing of months, and even years, are alllong-term in nature, for a long time to come. these same markets can Consequently, it makes sputter and decline. So more sense to measure the An interesting study from the Univer- sity of Pennsylvania shows that eating "comfort food" to help a bad mood ac- tually can worsen the mood that the food was supposed to alleviate. In a paper presented recently at the Ameri- can Psychosomatic Society conference in Miami, researchers revealed that positive moods didn't change one way or the other before or after eating com- fort or junk food, but negative moods were made worse. While the study wasn't about seniors, and theyusedwomen participants who were much younger, the way they con- ducted the study makes me believe it easily could apply to seniors. Instead of having subjects appear at the clinic once a week to report on what they'd eaten and how they felt, they were equipped with handheld computers to input their moods and foods multiple times per day, especially just before and after eating. In astudylastyear nthe Public Health Nutrition journal, researchers revealed by Hattqda Charles that people who ate junk or comfort food were more likely to be depressed - - by 51 percent. The more junk food, the more depression. One of the biggest concems about se- niors and junk food (and fast food is included) is that many of us have smaller appetites than before. Maybe it's because food doesn't taste like it did, or maybe a medication we're on has reduced our appetite. Many seniors are at risk for malnutrition even if we're never hungry, because the types of food we eat don't support good nutrition. If we mm to junk food, we might not have enough appetite left to eat the foods we should. And if we eat to help a bad mood, we could be making it worse. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot person- ally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2CagnmiL com. (c) 2013 King Features S\,nd., Inc. 11