WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE YOUR OWN HALLOWEEN CANDY
AN ARGUMENT FOR HEALTHY(ER) SWEETS
The approach of Halloween almost always signals a trip to the nearest big-box store for an industrial-sized bag of candy to hand out to trick- or-treaters and fill party bowls. Attempts to opt out for your health can earn you dirty looks, concerned questions, and a less-than-stellar reputation as “that one house that hands out toothbrushes/apples/Tic Tacs” until you move. It can also be sad to dismiss tradition, particularly if you’d love some candy, too. So, what is a health-conscious cook to do? Well, one way to mix up your candy routine is by making your own. Though it won’t be healthy exactly , taking control of the food you eat has plenty of benefits. For one, homemade candy doesn’t need to have a long shelf life, so you can avoid the many preservatives in store-bought candy. You can also screen the other ingredients, choosing organic and local options to boost your vitamin intake. If you’re adventurous, try swapping in honey or maple syrup for sugar or experimenting with carob instead of chocolate. You can even integrate fruits and vegetables to reap their health benefits: Try dehydrated berries in chocolate bars or use vegetable juice to dye your taffy. While you’re at it, why not attempt your dream candy? If there’s a flavor combination you’ve always wished for, now is the time to make it happen. Just remember that innovation takes patience; you may need to give the recipe a few tries before it comes out just right. We have a lot of exciting news to announce this month! In addition to changing the name of our office to Regenerative Physical Therapy and Wellness, we’ve also started hosting an informative and hands-on monthly event. With this event, we aim to connect the members of our community with an approach to life that’s centered around promoting physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Everyone on our physical therapy team understands that, in the absence of helpful resources from holistic healing experts, life can grow more stressful at a seemingly unbridled rate. That’s why we’ve decided to host more events to connect both patients and experts in the medical industry with helpful resources. This month, we are happy to announce we are hosting our first Medical Industry Night on Oct. 17 from 6–8 p.m. For this event, we are inviting local medical professionals and members of the community to come down to our facility for an evening filled with interesting and educational information and decadent snacks and beverages. We’ll start the event with a tour of our facility, taking special care to discuss the details involved with our Redcord Suspension System. If you aren’t familiar with this method, you’re in for a treat! Without giving
Even your waistline can benefit from turning your kitchen into a candy factory, provided you don’t eat all of your creations. In fact, every step — and pot lifted and pan scrubbed — in the kitchen burns calories and leads to better fitness. Making your own Halloween candy does come with one big caveat: For many trick- or-treaters, hand-wrapped sweets aren’t always parent- approved. Tales of hidden razor blades have led many parents to inspect their kids’ Halloween candy and toss anything not industrially sealed. Still, if you know your neighbors well, you can certainly hand out your homemade goodies — and they’re sure to be a hit at Halloween parties.
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everything away, we will tell you that we combine our suspension system with high levels of neuromuscular stimulation to restore patients’ stability, control, and strength. It’s something everyone should see at least once!
We’ll finish the evening by discussing our specialized approach to concierge
physical therapy, all while keeping you full of delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine!
Don’t forget to put our Medical
Industry Night on your calendar for Oct. 17. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! We look forward to seeing you there.
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