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To Your Health – Stay Active

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

To Your Health – Stay Active

Staying Active and Involved Improves the Quality of RV Living By Phil Willen “So, would you rather give you money to a doctor?” a wise lady once replied to me in response to my complaining about money spent on a vacation, her point being the most important thing in life is your health. Everything else [...]

Have Arthritis? Still Can Travel!

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Have Arthritis? Still Can Travel!

By Joy Graham If you have some type of arthritis, you are just one of the 37 million people in America who suffer with this condition. There are over 170 different types of arthritis but they all have one thing in common: arthritis causes inflammation of one or more joints. Symptoms may include: • Joint pain • Redness the [...]

Improving Your Sleep On The Road

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Improving Your Sleep On The Road

By Diane Barnet, R.N. The amount of sleep individuals need can range from five to nine hours, but most of us require seven or eight hours a night. Problems occur when we find it hard to fall asleep, wake up often during the night or awaken too early, resulting in fatigue during the day. Stress, [...]

Dealing with High Blood Pressure on the Road

May 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Dealing with High Blood Pressure on the Road

by Diane Barnet, R.N. Blood pressure (B/P) is a measure of the volume of blood the heart pumps and the amount of resistance in the arteries. High blood pressure can lead to narrowing and thickening of the arteries, stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. There are no symptoms except in long untreated cases, which may [...]

Exercise Your Brain

March 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Exercise Your Brain

Surf the Internet Pick a topic and be amazed at how much you can learn. Read Books, Magazines and Newspapers Newspapers and periodicals provide stimulating in-depth information that you can gather at your own pace. Crossword Puzzles Pick up a crossword puzzle book or visit Thinks.com/daily_crossword.htm, and boatloadpuzzles.com/playcrossword. Like Numbers? Try Sudoku If you’re a number person, [...]

Eating Healthy through the Winter

January 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Eating Healthy through the Winter

Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables helps provide essential nutrients and maintain a healthy weight Unless you enjoy year-round tropical sunshine, during the winter your stored serotonin, the brain’s “feel good” chemical, may decline. You may crave carbohydrates as comfort food and exercise less. Though cold, gloomy weather alone doesn’t increase calorie need, [...]

How To Stay Healthy On the Road

August 23, 2012 by · 7 Comments 

How To Stay Healthy On the Road

Good health is important to all Good Sam members. But with age, many must adapt to chronic health issues such as arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure that can affect the quality of your life and travel. Adding a few healthy habits to your daily routine can go a long way toward minimizing the impact [...]

Complimentary Travel Medical Insurance from Good Sam

August 23, 2012 by · 5 Comments 

Complimentary Travel Medical Insurance from Good Sam

As a Good Sam member, you receive travel medical coverage for an unlimited number of two-day trips a year for traveling between the U.S. and Canada. Your coverage includes assistance with replacing prescription medication you’ve lost or forgotten and, in the event of a medical emergency, arranging billing with the hospital on your behalf. You can [...]

Keeping Your Cool

July 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Keeping Your Cool

Tips for Beating the Record-Breaking Heat Every day, it seems that a new set of temperature records is toppled by the summer’s sweltering heat. At the same time, news broadcasts are filled with reports of heat-related ailments suffered by folks who didn’t have access to enough water or adequate ventilation. Don’t let the dog days [...]

Good Sam’s Recipe for Grilling Succulent BBQ Ribs

June 4, 2012 by · 6 Comments 

Good Sam’s Recipe for Grilling Succulent BBQ Ribs

Kansas City-Style Pork Back Ribs 3 slabs pork back ribs 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup paprika 3 tablespoons seasoned salt 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons ground black pepper 1 tablespoon celery salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons dry mustard 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce 1/2 cup honey In pint jar with [...]

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