Winter Tips

. December 1, 2015.
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Help Holiday Heartburn

Getting hit with heartburn over the holidays? Help is at hand  so try these hints:

Nibble: Enjoy your favorite foods — but in moderation.  Packing your stomach with food makes heartburn much more likely

Know Your Triggers: Typical triggers include foods full of sugar and fat — think pumpkin pie slathered with whipped cream. Instead reach for complex carbs like veggies and whole-wheat breads — or at least share that dessert!

Get Up: stretching  out for a nap post-meal is a great way to guarantee you’ll get reflux. Instead, keep your head higher than your stomach — or keep right on walking, away from the dinner table and out the door.

Winter Driving: Forget Cruise Control

Driving with cruise control has become almost second nature. It prevents you from getting leg fatigue, keeps you from unwittingly speeding and is great on long trips, but driving with it on in winter conditions can be unsafe.

If cruise control has become a staple of your driving habits, make a conscious effort to ensure that you do not use it in winter weather.

Using cruise control in the snow, ice or even rain is dangerous because if your car hydroplanes or skids, the car can accelerate and spin the wheels, attempting to maintain a constant speed.

If you hydroplane with cruise control on, it will be more likely that you lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. So be safe rather than sorry

Just Add Honey

To soften stubborn dry patches on rough elbows and knees, opt for a rich, hydrating scrub – a simple mix of honey and sugar. Data shows that  humectant honey reduces inflammation, and sugar (applied topically) increases circulation in skin, which can be helpful on those cold winter days winter when blood flow is typically diverted from the skin to keep your core warm.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

A musical comedy follows Monty, the heir to a family fortune who juggles his fiancee, his mistress, and plans to murder the line of succession. 7:30pm. 8pm Friday, November 10. 2pm and 8pm Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12. $22-$88. Stranahan Theater 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851 | stranahantheater.org

The Nutcracker at The Valentine Theater

Enjoy the Ballet Theatre of Toledo’s annual Nutcracker performance. Special showing on Friday; regular performances run Saturday, November 25 at 7pm and Sunday, November 26 at 2pm. $25-$40. The Valentine Theater 410 Adams St. | 419-242-2787 ballettheatreoftoledo.org

A Veteran Helping Veterans

At 79, most of us are, or at least hope to be, thoroughly retired. Not so for Gordon Wright, Director of Dining Services and Executive Chef at Whitehouse Country Manor. Wright, who served in the army between 1957 and 1960, claims he will always be busy. “Busy hands, busy feet, busy mind. I have to

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