• SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
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    You vs. Cravings

    You win if you get enough sleep, and don’t get too stressed, bored or hungry. read more Have you struggled with food cravings? Do you have tips to share? 

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    • MARCH 28, 2014
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    What’s an empty calorie?

    Many of us have heard that weight loss and maintenance is about a balance between calories in (those we eat) and calories out (those we burn by being active). So when we hear the term empty calorie, we may wonder what exactly does that mean? Empty Calories are calories from solid fats and added sugars in

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    • APRIL 11, 2014
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    Tipping the Scale, in the right direction

    Many of us may know the basics of the weight equation – balance calories consumed and calories burned through being physically active in the direction we want our weight to go. Weight Loss = More Calories Burned than Consumed (or Less Calories Consumed than Burned) Weight Maintenance = Equal Calories Burned and Consumed Weight Gain

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    • JUNE 27, 2014
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    There is no MAGIC BULLET: No Single Food Will Ensure Health or Weight Loss

    Nutrition is defined as the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good Nutrition then is an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity (a cornerstone of health).            – The World Health Organization There are so many factors that go into our health and weight beyond just food.

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    • JULY 29, 2013
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    Success Maintained

    There is nothing like before and after pictures to help get us and keep us motivated. 

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    • APRIL 24, 2020
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    Stretch Your Shopping with Shelf-Stable Foods

    Trips to the grocery store are limited right now for many, so now is a perfect time to stock up on items that have a long shelf-life!

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    • AUGUST 15, 2019
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    Stop To Taste the Apples

    Have you ever been so hungry that you ate your meal at rapid speed and you didn’t really taste it? If you said “yes,” you’re not alone.

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    • AUGUST 4, 2014
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    Stop Emotional Eating

    For many of us emotions – like boredom, sadness, loneliness or even happiness – play a large role in our food cravings and habits. In fact, as much as 75% of overeating may be attributed to our emotions. Taking a moment to pause and consider what’s really behind your desire for comfort foods and empty calories could be a good way

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    • AUGUST 28, 2014
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    Stay on Track This Labor Day

    Labor Day weekend the unofficial end of summer and an extra day to celebrate. Many of us want to enjoy this time, but celebrations like this often come with tons of unhealthy food and lots of drinks. But you don’t have to let a holiday weekend throw you off track! Yes, this weekend many of

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    • DECEMBER 16, 2014
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    Should You “Diet”?

    As we get closer and closer to the New Year many of us are starting to consider our New Year’s Resolutions. Undoubtedly, many of us will choose a weight related resolution. However, have you ever stopped to think that maybe as we continue to set the same resolutions year after year that our ideas about

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    • JANUARY 17, 2014
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    Reversing Preschool Obesity and Encouraging Health for Life

    There has been an increase in childhood obesity in the United States. In fact, 10% of preschool children (2-5 years) are overweight and more than 15% of children and adolescents ages 6-19 are overweight. Due to the adverse health costs of childhood obesity, the risk for overweight children to become obese adults and the lifelong

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    • DECEMBER 30, 2014
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    reSolutions

    It is almost the new year and many of us are starting to feel the pressure of listing their resolutions for making change. Yet in the back of our minds we see year after year of good intentions not quite make it to reality. In fact, it is estimated the only around 40% of us

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    • APRIL 21, 2020
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    New Series: Tips for Managing Our Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Selves

    In our new series you will find expert tips to help you learn how to cope during this challenging time with dignity, strength, and courage.

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    • APRIL 30, 2014
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    MOVING for Success

    Earlier this month I posted about Tipping the Scales, in the right direction. In the post, I discussed the weight equation and where to start to if you are looking to lose weight. I highlighted physical activity and how much is recommended – there were even a few suggestions. Unless you have been stuck in

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    • NOVEMBER 19, 2018
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    Maintain, Don’t Gain This Holiday Season

    Maintaining good health doesn’t have to mean sacrificing all of the family dinners, office potlucks, and holiday treats we love…

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    • OCTOBER 23, 2015
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    Kitchen Counter Making You Fat?

      Could your kitchen counter be making you fat?  Sticking to a healthy diet is often easier said than done. Now a new study suggests that the foods sitting out on your kitchen counter could be making the task even harder. Sticking to a healthy diet is often easier said than done. Now a new study suggests that

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    • SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
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    How to Burn Out

    This article’s title made me laugh. Do we really need a guide on how to wear out our initial desire and motivation to be physically active? No, not really. However, this article written by Registered Sports Dietitian and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Justin Robinson, gives you easy steps to avoid the most common pitfalls. Wing

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    • FEBRUARY 25, 2019
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    How Much Is Too Much Sitting?

    Is sitting is the new smoking? Learn more about the health concerns associated with sitting for too long…

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    • APRIL 9, 2019
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    Helping Your Child Maintain A Healthy Weight

    Obesity currently affects 1 in 5 children and adolescents in the US. Learn more about what you can do to help your child maintain a healthy weight.

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    • DECEMBER 17, 2018
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    Healthy Holiday Hummus

    Try this delicious take on a healthy favorite!

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    • FEBRUARY 21, 2014
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    Finding Balance

    We all know we need to take care of ourselves, but for some strange reason we often don’t take the time to make our health a priority. Whether there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day or you feel fine so why worry – health is something many of us don’t think about

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    • AUGUST 28, 2013
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    Fighting Afternoon Fatigue?

    Middle of the day for exercise … better energy boost than the candy bar from the snack machine. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323608504579024773708604060.html  

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    • JANUARY 14, 2019
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    Eat This, Not That (Sodium Edition)

    Have you considered how much sodium is already in your food before it gets to the table? Here are some tips to reduce the amount of sodium in your diet…

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    • JULY 9, 2014
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    Diets are Out

    No, this doesn’t mean we no longer need to worry about our weight – rather that there is a new and better way to lose weight. It seems more and more people are realizing a lifestyle change is needed to reach our leaner, healthier, happier selves. This is great news because focusing on specific diet plans or the latest fad diet

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    • NOVEMBER 24, 2014
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    Being Active as a Family

    Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers; whether you like it or not, you are a role model for the younger generation. While it is important to assure your children have an education, it is also necessary to teach them healthy habits. As role models, everything we do is watched. Learning ways to eat healthier and be more

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    • OCTOBER 18, 2013
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    7 Bad Workout Habits You Should Drop

    When we go out of our way to fit exercise into our busy schedules, we would like to see and feel results. However, sometimes we pick up little bad habits that may be getting in the way.  Check out these 7 bad habits that you may need to drop.

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    • OCTOBER 28, 2014
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    30-min Exercises Everyone Can Do

    Exercise helps you stay within a healthy weight range, supports brain function, promotes healthier sleep patterns, combats depression and anxiety, and decreases risk for disease. It also boosts overall energy levels leading to increased productivity, which means you actually get more done when you make time to exercise. This is a bonus during the holiday

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    • JULY 15, 2014
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    13 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week

    Making simple swaps or removing a few ingredients may help you lose up to one pound per week in a delicious, yet non-depriving way. Keep in mind that the basic premise is that 1 pound = 3,500 calories – this means on a daily basis you need to either burn an additional 500 calories through

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    • NOVEMBER 27, 2013
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    ‘Tis the Season

    The holidays often add challenges to our best efforts. As hard as we have worked throughout the rest of the year to keep on track, we are now faced with travel, parties, big meals, special snacks at work and drinking. All of which tend to create an environment that simply does not support our healthy

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