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Keeping Cool and Hydrated

Keeping Cool and Hydrated

Summer is here, and for many it’s a time to enjoy being outdoors with the family. Whether your outdoor family fun includes participating in sports, picnics, swimming or maybe just sitting out on the front porch it’s important to keep your family cool and hydrated during this warm time of year. Think Preventative: According to […]

Waist Circumference

Did you know that just an extra four inches around your waist can put you at greater risk of dying from heart disease, cancer or diabetes? Researchers from the American Cancer Society followed more than 100,000 people for 9 years. Throughout the course of the study, participants were asked to measure their waistlines and report […]

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Banana Pineapple Nut Bread

We all experience a craving for something sweet every once in a while. Having a handful of healthy recipes to choose from that will satisfy our craving without sending us off the healthy wagon is a great way to keep us on track. This easy to make Banana Pineapple Nut Bread recipe is one to […]

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5 a Day

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5 a Day

Fruits and Vegetables are fresh, filling and very good for your heart. According to the American Heart Association we should consume 5 servings of both fruits and vegetables per day to maintain optimal health. We’ve all heard this but why are these foods so important and what is the benefit of having them so often […]

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Health and Wellness

Exercise is very important to maintain a healthy and strong body. The types of exercise we do are also very important. Our exercise regimen should include both cardiovascular training and strength training to maintain strong bones, muscles, and organs. Cardiovascular exercise such as walking, running, cycling, swimming, dancing, kick boxing and sports training are great […]

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Sodium Intake

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Sodium Intake

How much sodium are you consuming per day? How can you know for sure? The answer is you have to research all of the foods you’re eating in order to know. Nutrition Labels are a very helpful tool when it comes to researching what is in the foods we’re eating. The FDA Food and Drug […]

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Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

As children we heard it said by our parents, grandparents, teachers, and doctors the importance of eating plenty of fruits and vegetables each day. Now as an adult you probably stress the importance to your children and family members. What is it that’s so great about fruits and vegetables that everybody’s talking about? Delicious With […]

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May is American Stroke Month

Most of us know someone who’s suffered from a stroke, but may not understand what it means to have a stroke. Understanding what a stroke is and what we can do to lower our risks of having one could save our lives. A stroke happens when a clot or rupture interrupts blood flow to the […]

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What is Obesity?

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What is Obesity?

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated throughout the body to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on your health. Health risks include but are not limited to Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Certain Cancers, Arthritis, Sleep Apnea and Stroke. How do I know […]

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Eat your Fruits and Vegetables

        As children we heard it said by our parents, grandparents, teachers and Drs. the importance of eating plenty of fruits and vegetables each day. Now as an adult you probably stress the importance to your children and family members. What is it that’s so great about fruits and vegetables that everybody’s […]

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