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News and Updates2021-06-28T16:27:27-04:00

LIVIA Living News & Updates

You got to have Heart…. Healthy Tips for a Healthy Heart!

February 7th, 2021|Blog|

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion When you choose healthy behaviors, you can lower your heart disease risk while also preventing other serious chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer. 6 Strategies to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Learn Your Health History Know your risks and talk to your family and doctor about your health history.   Eat a Healthy Diet -Make healthy food choices like more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products. Eat less salt, saturated fat, and added sugar.   · Move More, Sit Less  -Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic  activity every week, plus muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days a week. ·       Quit Smoking- Start your quit plan today!               Take the first step!               call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for FREE support.   Take Medicines as Directed-If you take medicine to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. Always ask questions if you don’t understand something. Never stop taking your medicine without talking [...]

Winter Solstice 2020 & The Rare Christmas Star

December 21st, 2020|Blog|

Winter Solstice 2020  & The Rare Christmas Star It's the Winter Solstice today. Traditionally Winter Solstice marks the beginning of Christmas and New Year celebrations worldwide. Winter Solstice is that day of the year when we see fewest hours of daylight. After Winter Solstice, days start becoming longer and nights shorter for people in [...]

The Secret History of Gingerbread…. Did you know gingerbread was once declared illegal….???

December 18th, 2020|Blog|

It’s Holiday Cookie Time … The Secret History of Gingerbread …. Did you know gingerbread was once declared illegal….??? Gingerbread …. originally a Halloween Treat…  In the 19th century gingerbread became a staple of the Christmas Season!  Let’s take a look at how that happened.... The term gingerbread derives from the [...]

Christmas Fun Facts: Did you know…. You can thank Prince Albert for your Christmas tree!

December 15th, 2020|Blog|

Did you know…. Mistletoe is an aphrodisiac! Christmas wasn't always on December 25 While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, there is no mention of December 25 in the Bible. Most historians posit that Jesus was born in the spring. And his birthday itself didn't become the official holiday until [...]

From Our Kitchen …Caramelized Pear & Rum Torte…a specialty of Our Executive Chef, Merv Henry

December 13th, 2020|Blog|

From Our Kitchen ……Caramelized Pear & Rum Torte…a specialty of Our Director of Culinary Services/Executive Chef, Merv Henry. A light sponge layer infused with Coffee & Rum… a novel twist on an Italian Classic …. Tiramisu.  ½ Cup Superfine Sugar 4 Large Peeled Pears, Cored & Cut ¼ Inch Slices 2 [...]

Hanukkah Traditions ….around the world

December 10th, 2020|Blog|

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights that begins this year on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 10, commemorates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem that had been defiled after the Maccabean Revolt, a biblical story that celebrates the miracle of triumph against overwhelming odds. One part of the miracle, [...]

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