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​5 Healthy Eating Habits to Try

With the New Year comes new changes. Many of us will make a few personal adjustments to promote a healthier lifestyle – and there’s no better place to start than with food choices. After our usual holiday binging, it’s a welcome challenge to shift gears. Let’s take a look at a few ways to improve our eating habits, whether we want to dive in or take one step at a time. Eat protein with each…

Welcome to 2020 | Carlson Celebrates 55 Years in Business

Ringing in the New Year always fills me with excitement for the opportunities and adventures that are on the horizon. 2020 is a special year for all of us here at Carlson because it marks our 55th anniversary. To celebrate 55 years of being a family-owned and operated business, we are going to be sharing 55 Simple Tips to Live Healthier on our social media pages, including Instagram, Twitter,…

How to Protect your Back While Traveling

Neck or back pain can ruin a perfectly good vacation, but, unfortunately, it's extremely common when traveling longer distances in the car or sitting for a prolonged period of time on the airplane. Here are some tips to keep your back and neck healthy. 1) Change PositionsTry to change your position every 30 minutes. For example, if you're sitting for 30 minutes, get up and stand for a minute.…

​Nutrients That Can Help Us Cope with Stress

The Thanksgiving dinner and travel rush is behind us, but the December and January holidays are looming. All of the gift buying, holiday decorating, card sending, and food prepping add a tremendous amount of stress beyond our everyday stressors. More traffic, parking congestion, longer lines at stores, and more shoppers can be taxing. Stress is an everyday part of modern living but is heighte…

​Tips for Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

Many of us spend the holidays going from one party to the next, enjoying the company of friends and family at restaurants or their homes. While it’s fun, it can also be exhausting. This can lead to fatigue and can also expose us to a lot of germs. The best defense is a good offense. Let’s look at some tips that can keep us going strong and healthy during the holiday season. HAND SANITIZER…

​Help Energize Your Body for Black Friday

Black Friday is the official kick-off of holiday shopping. No doubt, it can be a pretty crazy time for many shoppers. We’re talking hunting for parking, navigating crowds, waiting in line, and stressing over what to get that one person who has everything.Some people actually enjoy the day, considering it a sport to be the first in line to find the best prices and snag that must have toy. Reme…