Take Charge During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This month, we focus on increasing awareness to the public about this disease.  It is important to take time out to actively participate in learning ways to prevent, plan and detect the disease in its early stages to keep you and your loved ones healthy. Overall, Breast Cancer Awareness…

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Are Your Lifestyle Choices Are Affecting Your Memory?

Researchers have discovered that lifestyle and poor health choices early in life not only affect memory later in life, but also affect memory among younger adults as well.   A new study conducted by UCLA has shown that if you are depressed, don’t get enough exercise, or have high blood pressure, you may notice that…

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New Study: “Exercise Snacking” Shows Positive Effects on Blood Glucose

Are you one who struggles finding time to exercise for an extended period of time?  Work schedules, family, friends and household chores can really put a damper on being able to get to the gym to perform lengthy workouts. Or maybe you’re the opposite and are tired of running numerous miles on the treadmill?  …

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6 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

You will probably see a lot of hearts and the color red this month and it’s not because of Valentine’s Day. February is American Heart Month. This year marks the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month. If you haven’t already seen the campaigns, you will not be able to get through February without hearing about…

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Family Fit Lifestyle Month

Now is the time to get you and your family off the couch and start becoming more active because January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month!   Family Fit Lifestyle Month is an incentive designed to bring focus and encouragement to individuals and families to get fit together.  The USDA, USAF (United States Air Force) and…

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Healthy Meals and Daily Exercise: Make Time for Healthy Habits!

Let’s face it, we are all guilty of using the excuse “I don’t have time” when it comes to healthy eating and exercise.  It seems to be a pretty good excuse, being that most of our time is often consumed with our career, our family and daily household duties.  But there is always a time…

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6 Key Questions to Self-Assess Your Passover/Easter Eating Habits

Whether you celebrated Passover or Easter, now that the holiday is behind you, it’s time to do a self-assessment on your cooking and eating habits and see where you can improve for next year.  For me, eating on Passover is different than the way I eat all year round.  For one, I eat matzoh instead…

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Treadmill Workouts for the Winter

As we move into the winter months, it becomes harder to utilize the great outdoors to our benefit when it comes to exercise.  Recommending a treadmill to some people is even more terrifying to them than the notion of a snowstorm!  However, I have some great suggestions for you on how to make a treadmill…

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Our Staff Weighs in on Goals for the Fall

Now that it is officially a new season, what better time to set some new goals and reorganize from the laid back days of summer?  The staff here at the BRG Dietetics & Nutrition, P.C. are juggling being back in school, working, and volunteering which makes it more challenging to plan and prepare healthy meals…

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Serena’s Success Story

Eight weeks of success have flown by and here we are with our last success story of the summer!  Our final story comes from Serena*.  Serena has been a teacher for various grades 1-8 for forty years.  She is currently teaching second grade. Like many of our other success stories, Serena had tried many diet…

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Healthy Hints for College Students to Avoid the Freshman 15

The “Freshmen 15” is a phenomenon that deals with college student’s weight gain during their first semester of school. Naturally a change in environment can alter one’s eating habits as they break out of their usual routine.  Understanding why this might happen could help you or a friend in targeting this health concern before you…

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Summer Exercise Safety

Summers are hot and humid and people don’t always feel the urge to exercise when it’s so hot.  But you don’t have to let heat stop you from enjoying a fun day in the sun, especially when there are so many great ways to exercise outside during the summer!  Swimming is one of the best…

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To Your Health: July 2012

In this issue: Par-tay the Healthy Way! Healthy Snacks/Beverages to Cool You Down this Summer! Make Exercise a Splash! Blueberries for Better Health News and Events Recipe of the Month:  Feta Cheese Watermelon Salad Quote of the Month A Note from Bonnie I know you have been working hard through the winter months making positive…

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Exercise Class Finder: Our Staff Weighs in on the Current Trends Sweeping the Country

According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health: aerobic and muscle-strengthening. Adults need at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity  such as brisk walking or jogging every week as well as muscle-strengthening activities on 2…

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Celebrate National Men’s Health Week June 11- 17th, 2012

The week leading up to Father’s Day is known as National Men’s Health Week which is geared directly towards the awareness of avoidable health issues along with prevention and early detection of disease among males. While you may put off testing because you claim to be “too busy” or “feel healthy”, try and think of…

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Stay on Track This Summer!

After enjoying the recent beautiful holiday weekend, everyone seems to be getting into the summer spirit.  Calendars are filling up fast with barbeques, pool parties, beach trips and vacations.  While these are all fun filled activities, they can also pose a challenge to the healthy lifestyle you are creating for yourself.  Here are some helpful…

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It’s a Beautiful Day to Get Moving in May

It’s a known fact that American’s lead very busy lives.  We are always on the go, and if it’s not on the schedule, then it’s likely we will not be able to make time for it.  That’s why it’s so important to make exercise part of your daily routine; that way you won’t put it…

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May 2012: To Your Health

In this issue: 6 Step Slim Down Plan • 3 Steps to SHAPE UP • Maximize Your Results • Celebrating Sassy Salads! • Foodie Fact: Strawberries • Recipe of the Month: Mixed Greens Citrus Berry Salad • Quote of the Month

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Staying Motivated After New Years!

It’s already a full month into the New Year!  Around this time a lot of people begin to forget about their resolutions, which is why I tell my clients to think in terms of small changes instead of making resolutions.  It may be hard to follow through, day in and day out, so here are…

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Say NO to New Year’s Resolutions, and YES to Small Changes

Happy New Year!  Its time to ring in the New Year! For years, people have been using this special occasion as a motivator to drop the weight they have been struggling to lose all year round.  As a registered dietitian, I encourage my clients to steer clear of New Year’s resolutions in order to avoid…

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