couple health

Take Advantage of Health Care Tax Breaks

Health insurance premiums have increased every year recently for us as our insurance carrier tries to keep up with escalating costs. Price Waterhouse has already estimated an 8.5% increase in costs next year. It may be impossible to escape this increase but there are ways to leverage health care expenses to cut your taxes. Flexible […]

Best Practices for Storing Medicines in Your Home

It would be hard to find a household without medications somewhere in the home. In addition to prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements can be thought of in this category as well. Most of us haven’t put any thought into how we store medications but it can make a real difference in the effectiveness […]

Eating and Living Healthier As a Couple

We’ve been working on our eating habits this year and we’ve been happy with the results. We’ve both dropped weight and we feel much better than we did before. My husband has lost about 25lbs and I’ve dropped 11lbs! What I’m most happy about is the fact that we lost the weight months ago and it’s stayed […]

2010 Couple Goal: Exercising and Being More Active

We’re trying to reach our health goals with sustainable change. It’s been hard to make some changes and I still have to make myself keep to my exercise routine, but it’s easier when you do it as a team.     My Fitness Goals By mid June, I’d like to: Weigh 12 lbs lighter Be […]

2010 Couple Goal: Improving Our Diet and Losing Weight

We’ve seen the scale creep up over the last 3 years and we’ve had enough. We want to be healthier and we’re going to encourage one another. Changing Our Diet Now, I’m not talking about switching to all salads and water, but I am talking about making small calculated changes to what you eat over […]