OSC:Wellness brings you “quick tip” changes for healthier living. A more balanced sense of wellness can come One Small Change at a time.
This week’s tip is from Dave Ramsey, a personal financial expert and best-selling author. Plus, if you’re ready to get started with your own budget, his public relations team mentioned EveryDollar, a free budget software created by Ramsey Solutions and accessible from your desktop, iPhone and Android.
Start a budget When you do, you’ll feel like you got a raise. And who doesn’t want that? Poor money management causes stress. It affects marriages and families and even your health! You can do this! Tell your money what to do instead of wondering where it went.
—Dave Ramsey Personal finance expert and best-selling author
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Wellness usually means a wholistic approach to health and prevention of disease. The wellness wheel captures the idea that wellness isn’t only physical health, but includes many aspects of how you live your life and interact with people and situations. It is also called the wellbeing wheel, dimensions of health, etc.
There are multiple versions with varying number of sections, but since I first saw this wheel as an undergraduate student at Washington State University, I will describe the version they use.
Each section of the wheel represents a different part of wellness. The sections overlap and are all related, with one affecting the others, but to keep it simple, they are listed as separate sections:
Personal Responsibility (not one of the eight, but it holds them together)
(links in previous list go to the post about that aspect of wellness)
I mostly talk about physical wellness on this blog, but I am going to start expanding that focus to incorporate more information and resources from all parts of this wheel diagram. Over the next few months, I will write several posts that explain each of these sections of the wellness wheel and provide examples and resources for you to use.
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Leftover turkey is good for 4 days in the refrigerator. Here are recipes and tips to save money and reuse that leftover turkey (and other leftover foods) without getting food poisoning (also called food borne illness).
Eating leftovers is a great way to save money and is better than letting the food go to waste, but be careful to prevent yourself from getting food poisoning:
Keep your refrigerator below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius).
Label leftovers with the date they were made, so that you can keep track of how long they’ve been in the fridge.
Reheat leftovers to 165 degrees Fahrenheit (75 degrees Celsius).
Use an app like Is My Food Safe? (free for Apple and Android) or Leftovers ($0.99 in iTunes app store). These apps tell you how long food is good for, what temperatures they need reach when cooking and reheating, and information on food poisoning. Is My Food Safe also has a kitchen safety quiz and an Ask an Expert feature.
How long do leftovers last in the refrigerator?
This is a general list. Please use your common sense and best judgement – “When in doubt, throw it out!” If it doesn’t look, smell, or taste like it did when you put it in the fridge, it may be a good idea to throw it away.