Recent General Posts

Drive Safe During Icy Road Conditions

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Be very careful when driving in adverse winter weather conditions.

Usaully, when snow is melting, it’s a good thing. But, if melted snow covers roads and freezes overnight, it can make for hazardous driving conditions. 

Here are a few tips for driving on icy roads. 

Slow down. Driving too fast for the road conditions is one of the main causes of snow accidents.

Space out. Leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. It can take a driver twice as long to stop their vehicle when driving in snowy conditions as to normal road conditions. 

Don't slam on the brakes. When you’re driving and start sliding on a patch of ice, slamming the brakes harder won’t stop you vehicle. Probably the best thing a driver can do is go against your normal instincts and turn into the skid. You also need to press the accelerator.

Don't drive at all. If at all possible, avoid driving. When the roads are covered with snow or ice, that’s probably the safest thing to do anyway.

Turkey is Good All Year Long

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Turkey meat can be used in many various ways any time of year.

After Thanksgiving many people never think about eating turkey until the next year. Turkey is a lot more than a holiday tradition. Anyone who is health conscious would be wise to learn more about the health benefits of turkey and find ways to include in their meals throughout the year.

Turkey is low in fat and high in protein. One piece of turkey breast without the skin has around 160 calories, only four grams of fat and 30 grams of protein. Dark meat can be a little higher in calories but has about the same amount of protein.

Turkey meat contains vitamin B3, which may help increase HDL colesterol, or as what many people refer to as the “good “ cholesterol. It may even help with arthritis inflammation. 

Turkey is a very flexible. It can be baked, grilled, boiled, stir-fried, sliced for sandwiches and even chopped for salads. Turkey is good when eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Also, turkey can be substituted for almost any meat in a recipe as it seems to take on the flavor of other ingredients. 

So, enjoy turkey throughout the year instead of just at Thanksgiving.

Distress for the Holidays

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Which direction will you choose this holiday season?

While there may ba a lot of food, laughter, and shopping the next few months, there’s is also a lot of stress to deal with. Here’s a few tips to help: 

  • Pick & choose. For those activities that are just too difficult or don’t bring joy, just say “No thank you”.
  • Dont feel guilty. When saying “no” in a nice kind way, you’re showing yourself respect and sending a message to those around you that you value your time and energy.
  • If necessary, leave. Even though you can’t change your family, you can change the amount of time you spend with them by taking a break or leaving. You can just tell them you have something to do, without making a scene.
  • Mark your calendar with yeses.  RSVP as soon as possible the annual holiday invitations you enjoy, but also look for opportunities to try something new.

Slow down. This may seem almost impossible to some, people need to take time to enjoy the simple things this time of year: place tree ornaments carefully and remember the story behind them, really take in the smells of the holidays and enjoy that cup of hot chocolate. 

Whether you are alone or with family and friends, take some time just for yourself. Simply go for a walk outdoors or sit out in the warm sunshine.

Suggestions for a Better Nights Sleep

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Sticking to a good sleep routine may improve how you feel everyday.

Getting a good nights rest is very important and many people just aren't getting enough rest. SERVPRO of Lenoir, Duplin and Jones Counties would like to offer these simple tips to get that rest we all need. It takes planned efforts on the part of adults who are falling short of seven hours of sleep each night. The following are some simple ways for adults to start getting more rest.

  • Stick to the same routine seven nights a week. Most people tend to change their sleep patterns depending on what day of the week it is. Not many people can say they go to bed early and wake up early on weekends. Going to bed the same time each day, including weekends, can help us feel more sleepy at bedtime and fall asleep quicker.
  • Avoid alcohol in the hours before going to bed. Alcohol can make people feel sleepy, but not for long. That sleepy feeling wears off quickly causing interrupted sleep.
  • Avoid caffeine and nicotine since they both stimulate your nervous system, making it harder to fall asleep. So, skip that late night coffee or cigarette before going to bed.
  • If you can, take short daytime naps. By doing this, it my reduce your stress level throughout the day, hopefully making it easier for you to fall asleep at bedtime.

Getting a good nights sleep could have a positive impact on a persons quality of life. By developing good sleeping habits, it will more than likely help sleep-deprived adults get the restful sleep their body needs. We, at SERVPRO of Lenoir, Duplin and Jones Counties, want our employees to get their needed rest so we can be our our best to serve you 24/7.