Forget the Snow, Get Up and Go! Wintertime Exercise Ideas

Along with winter comes holiday season, cold weather and usually LOTs of snow!  Okay even I’ll admit it…getting out of bed in the winter is a bit harder.  So take your extra 5 minutes snooze and then let’s get moving!  Even with the chilly climate, fitting in an exercise routine IS POSSIBLE.  There are PLENTY…

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Summer 2010: To Your Health

In this Issue: Strategies for Staying Slim This Summer • Turn Your Tired Indoor Fitness Routine Into Creative Outdoor Workouts! • Fitting in Fruits and Veggies on a Budget • Get the Facts on Vitamin D • The Beneficial Role of DHA in Breastfeeding Mothers • Feature Food of the Month: Walnuts • Recipe of the Month: Raspberry Walnut String Bean Salad

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Spring 2010: To Your Health

In this Issue: Family Meals Matter: The Importance of Eating Together • Get the Most From Your Exercise with the Right Post-Workout Meal • Get the Facts on Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Eat to Beat the Inflammation Associated with Arthritis • Feature Food of the Month: Strawberries • Feature Food of the Month Recipe: Mexican Stuffed Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Tropical Salsa

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Important Lifestyle Factors That Will Boost Your Energy

Now that you have all the tools for creating an energy boosting meal plan, consider the following things you can do to add more pep in your step on even the dreariest of winter days. Sleep! Sleep! Sleep! While it seems pretty obvious that lack of sleep results in feeling tired, most people still aren’t…

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Tips on Fitting Exercise into a Busy Schedule

It is not uncommon to feel like you have no time left in your day to work out, let alone attend a yoga class. With hectic work or school schedules, busy weekends, and family obligations it may be difficult to squeeze in 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week. Try these tips for bumping…

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Exercising Safely Outdoors in the Winter Months

Plan ahead. Make sure you have appropriate clothing available before you make plans to go for an outdoor adventure. Tell family and friends where you will be going. Start slow. Don’t forget to stretch and warm up. It’s cold out, so you will probably feel cold when you first start out. As you keep on…

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Winter 2008: To Your Health

In this Issue: How to Maintain Your Weight Over the Holidays Getting Enough Vitamin D When the Weather Chases You Indoors “Check Your Neck”—January is Thyroid Awareness Month This February Don’t Just Wear Red—Eat Red! The Importance of Folate in the Prevention of Birth Defects Feature Food of the Month: Persimmon Healthy Recipe: Apple Persimmon…

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Steps to a Successful Fitness Routine

Set a fitness goal: Give yourself enough time to reach your goals and motivate yourself to keep going on those days when you feel like giving up. Be sure to create smaller goals too and reward yourself when you reach them. Formulate a workout plan: Aim for three to five 45-minute workouts each week, at…

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Sleep-Weight Connection

Researchers at Northwestern University have found a link between eating and sleeping that can in fact affect your weight. Since the 1960s, the average amount of sleep American adults get has dropped from 8.5 hours to less than 7 hours per night. A similar pattern is occurring for young adults. As of 2004, only 23.5%…

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Winter 2007: To Your Health

In this Issue: Good Digestion Throughout the Holiday Season Holiday Cheers!  Raising the Glass to Practicing Smart Alcohol Consumption Boost Your Immune System the Natural Way Key Nutrients to Help You Heal This Winter Walk Your Way to Good Health Enjoying the Fruits of Winter Feature Food of the Month: Pear Healthy Recipe: Poached Pears…

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Easy Everyday Suggestions to Increase Your Physical Activity

One of the most important things you can do to prevent or control high blood pressure is to be physically active each day. Recommendations are made to engage in moderate-level physical activity for at least 30 minutes. If you are a sedentary individual and have not exercised in many years, you can begin by dividing…

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Get “Pumped” About Weight Training

Do you think that committing to weight training requires a lot of time? Think again! In just two to three 20 minute sessions of resistance training each week you’ll begin to see and feel serious improvements in your body. Not only does resistance training give you strength, but it also tones your muscles, improves your…

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Workout Tips for Your Body and Mind

Sometimes your mind needs a bit of a workout just like your body. If you want to increase your energy, feel happier, relax more, sleep soundly, or sharpen your memory, keep reading to learn how! Problem: It’s 3 pm and you’re ready for a nap…on your desk! Solution: Taking a quick walk or even just…

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Spring 2006: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrating the 26th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month National Nutrition Month® 2006 – Key Messages Stress and Its’ Impact on Your Diet and Health Cigarette Smoking and Nutrient Intake Should You Be Worried About Osteoporosis? Feature Food of the Month: Tofu Healthy Recipe: Tofu Veggie Burger Celebrating the 26th Anniversary of National…

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Exercising for Osteoporosis Prevention

Bones become bigger, stronger and denser the more you place demands on it. If you do not engage in activity that puts a stress on your bones, then they do not receive any messages that they need to be strong. Those who do not exercise run the risk of having lower bone mass or density….

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Winter 2005: To Your Health

In this Issue: Specialty Holiday Coffee Drinks and Your Health Top 10 Ways to Survive Holiday Parties Chanukah…the Festival of Lights… and Potato Latkes Lowering Your Cholesterol Count Replacing Herbs and Spices for Fats in Cooking Exercising the Winter Blues Away Feature Food of the Month: Pomegranates Healthy Recipe: Roasted Pomegranate Chicken  Specialty Holiday Coffee…

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Exercising Safely Outdoors in the Winter Months

Plan ahead. Make sure you have appropriate clothing available before you make plans to go for an outdoor adventure. Tell family and friends where you will be going. Start slow. Don’t forget to stretch and warm up. It’s cold out, so you will probably feel cold when you first start out. As you keep on…

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