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Keep Your Wheels Turning, Keep Your Mind and Body Going

By Kristen DeLuca Think of your body as a machine – a car, for example. You have to give your car fuel; with the proper fuel necessary to keep it running. You have to maintain the car; change the oil, take it for yearly inspections, for necessary repairs, and for tune-ups. Similarly, to fuel your […]

Back on Track after the Holidays

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN After another long holiday season, as well as cold outdoor temperatures, getting back on track to eating salads and oatmeal may seem daunting and not so tasty. Quieter houses with less hustle and bustle can make you feel a bit down. For those who may have indulged a bit on […]

The Benefits of Making Small-Simple Changes

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE So many of us want to be healthier, make lifestyle changes, lose weight, exercise, and change our diets. These desires intensify after a season of over-indulgence and sedentary behavior. We find ourselves making statements like: “That’s it, no more sweets ever!” or “I am going to the gym to […]

Protect Your Body……your Heart will Thank you!

By Kim Mendel, RD CDN In 2010, the American Heart Association set forth what is called “Life’s Simple 7”. When followed, these seven tips can help individuals reduce their risk of heart disease. The research study was conducted for 11 years and people who followed 3 to 4 items from the list had a 55% […]

Beating the Heat with Diabetes: Creative Ways to keep Hydrated during Hot Weather or when Physically Active

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE According the CDC (Center for Disease Control), sensitivity to heat and how your body uses insulin can change in high temperatures. People with diabetes can be more vulnerable to dehydration, have elevated blood sugar, and suffer from heat exhaustion and stroke. The CDC provides a list of tips for […]

10 Tips to Get Healthy!

By Amy O’Shea With chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity on the rise, here are ten tips to stay healthy today and maintain that good health in the years to come: Fill half of your plate with vegetables and fruits. Use them as the main focus and build the rest of your meal […]

Kids Need to Move More

By Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. Getting and keeping kids moving is important due to the many benefits physical activity provides such as helping to prevent chronic disease, heart disease, and diabetes. Engaging in physical activity also promotes flexibility, better sleep, stress management, and weight management. Additionally, children’s school performance may be enhanced. In December of […]

Heart Health

By Amy O’Shea February is National Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is still the leading cause of death in America, accounting for one in four deaths each year. The CDC also reports the shocking news that about half of the American population has at least one of three […]

Understanding Cholesterol

By Jessica A. Schreck, RD CDN After a certain age, every yearly physical comes with, what I like to call, a report card. All of the medical tests and probes you undergo in order to determine your overall health are summarized. Included in that “report card” is a lipid panel, based on a fasting blood […]

Staying Healthy this Flu Season

Rachel Lippmann-Turner, MS, RD The air is cold; squirrels are hoarding their acorns, and the wonders of winter are here. The dreaded cold and flu season has arrived as well. You hear that sniffle, sneeze, or cough from your little one, knowing all too well that the cold weather brings more inside time and more […]

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