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FAT: The Good & The Bad

“Fat Phobia” If you think you should avoid foods that contain fat and cholesterol, like meat, eggs, milk and cheese, to protect yourself from heart disease, you may be suffering from “fat phobia.” The common belief that most healthy people need to avoid meat, dairy foods and eggs to protect against heart disease is unfounded … Continue Reading

Weight Management
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Fruits + Vegetables = Weight Management

Nutrition and Diet

Fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy eating plan. There are many different ways to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Using more fruits and vegetables along with whole grains and lean meats, nuts, and beans is a sage and healthy one. In addition, diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk … Continue Reading

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National Healthy Vision Month

Health and Healthcare

Millions of people living in the United States have undetected vision problems, eye diseases, and conditions. HVM is designed to elevate vision as a health priority for the Nation by promoting the importance of early detection and treatment, as well as the use of proper eye safety practices, in preventing vision loss and blindness. One … Continue Reading

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Laughter can be the BEST Medicine

Health and Healthcare, Stress Management

Improve your health with a good belly laugh… benefits include: Reduces stress Lowers blood pressure Elevates mood Boosts immune system Improves brain functioning Protects the heart Connects you to others Fosters instant relaxation Makes you feel good Laughter can be a great workout for your diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles. It massages … Continue Reading

Sticking to your Goals and Resolutions

Are you sticking to your 2011 Goals and Resolutions?

Fitness and Exercise

For many of us, New Year’s resolutions are grandly made and easily broken. Why? Because a resolution is just that – a decision. To make a life change, you need more than a decision. You need a plan. The plan is the guide to put your decision into action so that you can reach your … Continue Reading

Obesity Health Hazards

Obesity Health Hazards

More and more adults and children are overweight, but do Americans worry about the problem? According to a recent survey conducted for the American Public Health Association, more than four in five Americans are concerned about childhood obesity and three in four Americans are concerned about obesity in adults. The survey also reveals that Americans … Continue Reading

Nutrition and Diet
Spice Up Your Cardio

Spice Up Your Cardio

The cold weather often makes outdoor exercise miserable, if not impossible. IF you’ve headed indoors and found yourself bored to tears on gym machines, there is a way you can spice things up a bit. When doing cardio, your only concern is getting your heart rate into your target heart rate zone. As long as … Continue Reading

Fitness and Exercise

Weight Management: What Works & What Doesn’t

The television show The Biggest Loser encourages viewers to lose copious amounts of weight in order to live longer (and compete for the top prize). But fitness professionals know all too well that even when clients achieve their weight loss goals, the trick is keeping the pounds off. To determine which, if any, weight loss … Continue Reading

Weight Management
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Eating to Prevent and Control Diabetes

Eating right is a key step to preventing and controlling diabetes. Fortunately, whether you’re trying to reduce your risk of diabetes or manage a pre-existing problem, you can still enjoy your favorite foods and take pleasure from your meals. Your nutritional needs are the same as everyone else—no special foods or complicated diets are necessary. … Continue Reading

Nutrition and Diet
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Fruits + Vegetables = Weight Management

The most common nutrition mistakes — and how to avoid them. Fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy eating plan. There are many different ways to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Using more fruits and vegetables along with whole grains and lean meats, nuts, and beans is a safe and healthy one. In … Continue Reading

Nutrition and Diet
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