Still Eating the Same Old Sandwich?

Tired of plain-old peanut butter and jelly? Enjoy your packed lunches again with these suggestions. You know the many health and money-saving benefits of eating a packed lunch, but you also know they can get old after a while when you eat the same thing day after day. In the morning rush before work or…

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Protect Your Noggin

Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatment for this dangerous head injury. Have kids who play football, soccer, or hockey? Then you should know how to recognize the symptoms of a concussion. Millions of sports-related concussions happen every year and your child could be at risk. Also known as a mild traumatic brain injury, concussions are…

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Get Your Pilates On

Tone up and trim down with these popular Pilates moves. Named after its founder, Joseph Pilates, Pilates exercises are known to build core strength, improve posture, increase flexibility, promote endurance, and heal and prevent back pain. While the word Pilates may sound intimidating, don’t let it scare you off. The exercises can be adapted to…

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Pear Yogurt Snack Plate

Pear Yogurt Snack Plate This plate offers a great way to breathe new life into daily snacks. It’s balanced, nutritious, and totally delicious. Plus, once you have the pears and the coulis, it comes together in a snap! Serves: 1 | Serving Size: 1 plate Ingredients: 

 1/4 pear, thinly sliced 1/2 cup plain nonfat…

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How Can You Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle?

It’s National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle.” Where do you want to start? Broadly, there are two basic parts of building a healthy lifestyle: what you eat, and what you do. Those two sections have three general themes: make smart choices, eat and drink fewer calories, and exercise regularly.…

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Steaks, Bacon, and Burgers

Pros and cons of a high-protein diet. You’ve no doubt heard of diets like the Zone and Atkins. Along with others, these diets promote weight loss through eating high amounts of protein and limiting carbs. Enjoy as much meat, cheese, and eggs as you like while watching the scale go down. That’s what they promise.…

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Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night

  Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and…

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Lullaby and Goodnight

Getting your kids to bed can be a nightly battle. Here are a few tips to make bedtime a more pleasant experience. Dinner’s over, the sun’s going down, and your little one’s rubbing her eyes. It’s time for bed. Movies may make bedtime look picture perfect. You simply tuck your kids in bed, give them…

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Benign or Be Concerned?

Do you know how to identify skin cancer? Here are a few tips to do it with confidence. It doesn’t matter if you’re fair skinned, dark skinned, a beach-body, or a hermit. No matter your skin type or lifestyle, you should get in the habit of inspecting your skin every month for unusual spots or…

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Get Off the Phone!

Because teenagers need exercise, too. You know kids need time each day spent running around to get their energy out. You know adults need regular exercise to keep their heart healthy and to burn calories. But it’s easy to overlook the role exercise plays in the life of a teenager. They may be busy with…

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