5 Benefits of Martial Arts

Are you looking for a way to get in shape, but haven’t found a form of exercise that can keep you interested and motivated? Is every type of exercise you’ve tried boring and mundane? If so, martial arts may be right for you. Believe it or not, martial arts can help you increase your quality…

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Baked Chicken with a Twist

Chicken Cordon Bleu Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 1 plate Ingredients: 

 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 slice of ham, halved 1 slice of provolone cheese, halved 1/4 cup flour (seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder) 1 egg whipped with 1 tsp milk 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons olive oil 1…

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Fat 101

Fat is an essential component of our food choices, necessary for good health. We’ve see-sawed between fat-free eating plans to high-fat plans that involve adding butter to coffee. Just like in so many things, the middle ground may be the right place. Let’s take a closer look at fat! What is Fat? Fats in foods…

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The dangers of indoor tanning

You can often pick them out of a crowd—those people (and they’re not just women) who regularly visit tanning beds. It’s the dead of winter and their skin looks like it’s not missed a single day of summer sun. Their tan may be an abnormal shade of bronze or their skin may be prematurely wrinkled.…

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Heart Health? Check!

Keeping heart disease under control. Cardiovascular disease, also called heart disease, is a broad term used to describe a wide range of heart and blood vessel conditions. A few of the most common include heart attack, heart failure, coronary artery disease, abnormal heart rhythms, stroke, high blood pressure, angina, and valve problems. Once you’ve been…

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Your Pulse, Decoded

Knowing your heart rate can improve your fitness. Minute after minute, day in and day out, year after year, your heart is busy keeping you alive by pumping blood to your body. The number of times your heart beats per minute is known as your heart rate or pulse. When you’re at rest, this number…

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8 Ideas for Feeding Picky Eaters

Are you stressed by your kids’ refusal to eat your famous meatloaf? Have meals become battles you can’t win? You’re not alone. A recent study by Nancy Zucker of Duke University suggests that at least 20% of parents of young children struggle with picky eaters (1). In addition, new research in Britain finds that heredity…

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Halt Prediabetes with 5 Diet Tips

If you are one of the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, your best chance to avoid developing type 2 diabetes is to boost your body’s insulin sensitivity. Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes happen when the body becomes unable to make enough insulin to deal with insulin resistance. Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are really the…

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