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No bones about it: Broth beverage trend is getting hotter


Halsa, a new health-focused restaurant in D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood, serves the beverage, and on Monday, Red Apron’s Penn Quarter location added broth to its offerings. For Nate Anda, founder and butcher at Red Apron, adding broth to the menu was ...

White House Incident Prompts Reminder: You Can't Fly A Drone In D.C.


Last year, a pair of D.C. realtors used their own drone to produce footage of Brookland, a Northeast neighborhood they were selling properties in. Though they did not similarly receive a scolding from the FAA, they removed footage of the flight from their ...

CVLT Nation Premieres New Song By Columbia’s Abacus


Abacus celebrates the release on Feb. 27 with a show at West Columbia's New Brookland Tavern before touring up to Canada and back to support the record. The album’s lead single, “En Theory,” which sprints like White Lung and clobbers like Black Tusk ...

Craighead Electric customers experience power outages


When the substation went down, residents near Highway 351, Highway 40 south of Paragould, and residents north of Brookland lost power. Williams said power was out from 10:00 Sunday night to 3:00 Monday morning. Williams said power has since been restored ...

Brookland-Cayce Baseball 5K Run/Walk to honor memory of local father, raise funds for baseball program


Residents of all ages who are looking to get their hearts pumping also can help a Midlands high school baseball program next month. The fourth annual Brookland-Cayce Baseball 5K Run/Walk will take place at 9 a.m. Feb. 14 in an effort to raise funds for ...

Brookland At Baker Ranch Is An Outstanding Choice For Smart OC Shoppers


Brookland by Shea Homes in Baker Ranch offers more than a modern new townhome lifestyle. The fact that there are no Mello Roos taxes gives added value to their handsome architecture and spacious, open-plan designs. With historically low interest rates now ...

Bearcats survive late Rebel barrage


The Highland Rebels spotted Brookland a 10-0 lead in the first period, played the Bearcats even in the second and third, and then shot themselves back into contention from downtown in the fourth - including a 4-point play - in a 3-4A road contest Jan. 12.

See Inside Brookland's Most Expensive Home Sold


The last time this record-breaking Brookland home sold for was $150,000 in 2010. Just recently, the home sold for $998,000. With the major profit and a price never seen before in Brookland, one has to wonder what this home had to offer that caused it to be ...

Car Crashes Into Church Sanctuary


Car crashed into Northeast Campus of Brookland Baptist Church Saturday evening. (Photo: Courtesy) The incident happened at the Northeast campus of Brookland Baptist Church. Church officials say service will be held at their West Columbia campus on Sunset ...

Brookland Busboys and Poets Now Open


Busboys and Poets opened its newest location in Edgewood/Brookland at the start of the year, but it will host its official kick-off tonight with a reading by D.C. crime writer George Pelecanos. The Brookland Busboys will also host a lot writing workshops.




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR BROOKLAN

Found Unclaimed Money in BROOKLAN

What Is Unclaimed Money?

If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.

Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.

Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.

States’ Unclaimed Money

  • Search by State  – Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.

Retirement

Taxes

Banking, Investments, and Currency

  • Bank Failures  – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
  • Credit Union Failures  – Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
  • SEC Claims Funds  – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.
  • Damaged Money  – The Treasury Department will exchange mutilated or damaged U.S. currency.

Mortgages

  • FHA-Insurance Refunds  – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Savings Bonds

International

  • Foreign Claims  – U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.

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6 Tips for Managing Portion Size

Eating healthy is about enjoying your food while also managing portion size. Most people eat and drink more than their bodies need especially when they are served larger portions. So, choosing smaller portions to begin with is important for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size:

  1. Measure out 1 cup, 1/2 cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods onto the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use to see what these portion sizes look like on them.
    Remember:
    • 1/2 cup = light bulb
    • 1 cup = baseball
    • 1 oz. or 2 tbsp. = golf ball
    • 3 oz. of chicken or meat = deck of cards
    • 3 oz. fish = checkbook
  2. Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
  3. Finished your plate but think you’re still hungry? Wait 10 minutes before going back for seconds. You might not want them after all. If you do go back for seconds, aim for the same balance you had with your first serving and start with veggies.
  4. When ordering at a restaurant, ask for a take-home container as soon as your meal comes. Put half of the meal in the take-home container so you’re sure to let your stomach—instead of your eyes—be your guide. Or share the meal with a dining companion. Many restaurants offer a smaller or “appetizer size” of entrees, so when a smaller portion is available, go for it!
  5. Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
  6. Check out the food label for serving size info

Try This: Small changes like these can make a big difference. Commit to making at least one change to reduce your portion sizes this week.

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Exercise at any age is vital for healthy bones and is essential for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Exercise not only improves bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination and balance and helps improve overall health.

Why do you exercise?

Bones, like muscles, are living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. In general, women and young men who exercise regularly reach a higher bone density (the highest level of consistency and strength of bones) than those who do not exercise. Most people reach peak bone density between 20 and 30 years old. From that age usually bone density begins to decrease. Women and men over age 20 can help prevent bone loss hacienda exercise frequently. The exercise allows us to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and fractures. This is especially important for older adults and people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

The best exercise to strengthen bones

The best exercise for your bones is required weight-bearing. This type of exercise makes you strive to work against gravity. Examples of these exercises include weight lifting, walking, hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis and dance. In contrast, exercises that do not require weight-bearing include swimming and cycling. While these exercises help strengthen and maintain strong muscles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, are not the most effective in strengthening bones.

Exercise Tips

If you have health problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity, or if you are 40 years old or more, consult your doctor before you start exercising regularly. According to the Surgeon General, the optimal goal is to exercise for at least 30 minutes most days; preferably daily.

Pay attention to your body. When starting an exercise routine, you may have some pain and discomfort in the muscles, but should not be painful or last more than 48 hours. If this occurs, you may be working too hard and need to slow down. Stop exercising if you feel any pain or discomfort in the chest and talk to your doctor before your next workout.

If you have osteoporosis, it is important to ask your doctor what activities are safe for you. If you have low bone density, experts recommend that the column is protected and avoiding exercises or activities that cause bending or twisting of the back. Moreover, should avoid high-impact exercise to reduce the risk of breaking a bone. You can also consult with an exercise specialist to teach you the proper progression of their activities, to stretch and strengthen muscles safely, and correct bad posture habits. An exercise specialist should have a degree in exercise physiology, physical education, physiotherapy or similar specialty. Be sure to ask if you are familiar with the special needs of people with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive system to combat osteoporosis

Remember, exercise is only part of a regimen for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. Like a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise helps strengthen bones at any age. But it is possible that good nutrition and exercise are not enough to stop the loss of bone density caused by medical conditions, menopause or certain habits such as the use of snuff and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is important to talk to your doctor about your bone health. Ask if you are a candidate for a bone density test. If densitometry shows low bone mass, ask what medications may help maintain healthy bones and fight osteoporosis. [16]








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