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From brunch to lunch, dinners and desserts, the holidays can surely be full of delightful temptations. Fortunately, tempting does not have to mean calorie-laden indulgences followed by holiday ...

The 12 Days of Dishes: Healthy Holiday Recipes Sure to Impress

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With the holidays now in full swing, you’ve probably been to a party or two or three. Chances are, while you were there, you most likely had a drink or two or three. Many of us receive ...

Give These 5 Fun Holiday Mocktails a Try

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The word “hack” has historically had a negative connotation. Now it's everywhere preceded by the words "life," "mommy," "fitness," etc. I was a tween and a teenager in the 80's. When I saw ...

Creative Fitness Hacks That Make Exercising Much Easier

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From turkey with all the trimmings to pie with all the fillings, America’s eating fest is Thanksgiving. “The average holiday dinner alone can carry a load of 3,000 calories. And many nibble ...

Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

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If someone tells you to “take a hike” think of it as a good thing. Today, November 17th, 2014 actually marks Takes a Hike Day! I feel pretty fortunate to have lived in two states that have some ...

It's National Take a Hike Day

5 Foods to Help You Manage Diabetes

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Nutrition on the go, or “grab and go,” is the goal of d’Vida Health which was initially started in 2008. Co-founder Milena Kozhin said that the secrets to d’Vida’s success has been “listening to ...

D’Vida Health's Co-founder Milena Kozhin: An Interview

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With so many marriages in this country ending in divorce, family law attorney, Angie Hallier decided it was time for couples facing divorce to get wiser. Her recently released book, entitled ...

Family Law Attorney and Author Angie Hallier Interviewed

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The amount of candy consumed on Halloween by both kids and parents can be downright shocking. Four percent of the candy consumed throughout the whole year is eaten at Halloween, ...

Spread Holiday Cheer with Your Halloween Candy All Year

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If it was good enough for Cinderella’s carriage, then it is good enough for me. Pumpkin is stepping out in many different styles this fall season and not just in latte form. Charlie Brown is not ...

From Soup to Skin to Seeds: Creative Ways to Repurpose Pumpkins

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So many of us have been touched by breast cancer and women have driven and led the efforts through walks, drives and races. This attention to pink is ...

Nutrition and Support Needed for All Cancers, All Year Long

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A new study out of Canada touts the benefits of resistance training to combat teenage obesity. “Aerobic exercises such as cycling or jogging can be challenging for overweight people, ...

Connect With Your Teen In A Circuit Training Routine

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Like many high school teenagers today, I was both overextended and overweight. I had Marcia Brady syndrome where I tried out for every club and activity without the “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” ...

Teenage Obesity: A Lesson from The Brady Bunch

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I took a seasonal holiday job a number of years ago at a women’s clothing store whose clientele were mainly women age 50 and older. In training, the store manager, showed me how I should dress ...

Menopause Belly Fat: 10 Tactics to Beat the Bulge

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While as a Pilates instructor I believe nothing takes the place of the Pilates Reformer or other Pilates apparatus, the foam roller can help you get a similar feeling when you do not have access ...

Pilates Workout on the Foam Roller: Roll Out the Props

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I can remember more than a decade ago, when the health club where I worked invested in dozens of foam rollers. We used most of them in the studio in our Pilates and core classes. Other ...

Roll with the Foam Before, During and After Your Workout

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Coaching and guiding businesses towards financial health is business consultant Jennifer Love’s mission and purpose. Describing herself as a “serial entrepreneur,” Love attributes her success to ...

Jennifer Love Interview: Love for Life, Health and Helping Others

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As a trainer, I have heard every possible reason as to why someone cannot fit exercise into their routine. Admittedly, many of these reasons are legitimate. With media and the fitness ...

New To Fitness? Here's How to Start

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As we head into August we take delight in and celebrate the peach, which may be the pride of Georgia, but has roots dating far back and away from the U.S.A. August is National Peach Month and ...

August is Just Peachy: Time to Celebrate This Favorite Fruit

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You’ve heard the old adage, “The apple never falls far from the tree.” In the case of combating childhood obesity in preschoolers a new study found that teaching parents is good for children. ...

Comparing Apples to Orange Cheeseballs: Teach Kids to Eat Healthy

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July was declared National Ice Cream Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, according to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). Ice cream is a sweet, booming business in the United ...

Enjoy Not-So-Mainstream Ice Cream During National Ice Cream Month

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During my freshman year of college, I struggled with my weight and in my second semester, my grades. I had mastered my academics in high school, but did not realize how much more time, ...

Do Students Hitting the Gym Hit the Books Harder?

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July is by far my favorite month with fireworks, celebration and vacation. It is also a time to eat healthy, cool and light. We should be thinking red, white and blue but let's put special ...

Red, White and Blueberry for July 4th in National Blueberry Month

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If you have an appetite for fitness, then chances are there’s an app for that. Gear up with the latest trackers for going towards your goal. Whether you like to run, bike, swim or lift there is ...

Gear Up For a Technically Savvy Workout

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From muscle mass to mood swings, and on to weight gain, there are several reasons why men also need to make sure their hormones are in balance. While June as Men’s Health Month is almost over, we ...

From Muscle Mass to Mood Swings: Men Should Get Hormones Checked

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From celebrating women’s accomplishments to propelling women forward, Sharon Lechter’s new book, "Think and Grow Rich for Women" is a must read. In a recent interview, Lechter herself acknowledged ...

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From celebrating women’s accomplishments to propelling women forward, Sharon Lechter’s new book, "Think and Grow Rich for Women" is a must read. In a recent interview, Lechter herself acknowledged ...

Think and Grow Rich for Women – An Interview with Author Sharon Lechter

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This year, I hope you were looking out for Dad's health on Father's Day by applying beer to his barbecue feast. Did you know that beer could be doing his body good when combined with his meaty ...

Cheers to Dad -- Barbecue with His Favorite Brew

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As we turn the page from May to June, we are winding down from school and heading into summer. May was National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and helped to shed light on the importance of ...

Keeping Kids Physically Fit as Summer Heats Up

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Fewer hospital emergency visits, fewer prescriptions and overall better health are excellent reasons for those in their 70s and 80s to remain more active. According to a British study featured on ...

Stay Active As You Age and Keep Reaping the Benefits

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It’s officially May which means it’s National Burger Month. We’re heading into Memorial Day, when thought turn possibly to barbecuing, but definitely to burgers. So in honor of both Burger ...

Build a Better Burger This Memorial Day

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It's said that garlic was referred to as the “stinking rose” by French writer Henri Leclerc in 1918. Leclerc was not a fan. But despite his negative review, garlic has been, and remains, a ...

Garlic, The Stinking Rose, Has the Aroma of Health and Wellness

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From being touted by Dr. Oz to Jamie Lee Curtis yumming it up in yogurt form, probiotics continue to be a health and food trend. Examiner.com reported that Dr. Oz considers probiotics to be the ...

Probiotics: Giving Bacteria A Good Reputation

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I am Joanne, Joanne I am. And this Easter I will try to make something other than eggs and ham. With Seuss-like inspiration and a lack of palate appreciation for salt-laden pork products, this ...

No Eggs, No Ham - That’s My Veggie Easter Plan

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Childhood obesity is decreasing in younger children for the first time in eight years. That is according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Among 2-5 years old, ...

Preschoolers Learn Healthy Lesson as Obesity Rate Declines

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If this frigid, bleak winter has you longing to jet off to a tropical island to reap the benefits from a coconut, you may have to go no further than your local grocery store. Forget the ...

Coconut Oil Has Moved to A Grocery Aisle Near You

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As we wrap up February it is important to remember to take care of our hearts year-round. February is American Heart Month, where awareness is heightened around cardiovascular disease. ...

Keeping Heart Healthy Beyond February

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Has Cupid gotten hold of your heart and somehow caused you to expand your waistline? As we head into Valentine’s weekend, chances are, you are not alone. According to WomensHealthMag.com, ...

Couple Calories - For Better or Worse For Fatter or Thinner

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This Sunday marks the Super Bowl, so be sure not to kick your diet to the curb before kickoff. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that Super Bowl Sunday is the second-biggest day for food ...

A Healthy Play Book for Super Bowl Sunday

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Move over, under-used treadmill that's become a clothes hanger -- now there's something smaller! Researchers at Penn State are circulating a study that says, “People may be able to keep the ...

Smaller is Better If You Want to Combat Side Effects of Sitting

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Are you already frustrated with your New Year’s resolutions? Do you find you're having less success than you hoped for? Or are you setting yourself up for failure? Chances are, it is not your ...

New Year’s Goal Wavering? Hang on till March Comes in Like a Lion

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So you may be “Dashing” to the store, “Prancing” all over town and “Dancing” as the holiday party “Vixen.” But, it is this hustle and bustle that gives your diet a good lickin’. I’m talking ...

Let Reindeer Pull the Weight, Not You This Holiday Season

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Like many of us, nutrition expert Dr. Felicia Stoler had tried various diets in her early twenties. But through proper nutrition, she gained knowledge and lost weight. She has catalogued her ...

Living Skinny in Fat Genes: An Interview with Dr. Felicia Stoler

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Football and Thanksgiving dinner go hand in hand, so kick off your meal in a healthy way and “Go Veggie!” with a crudité tray. Take a timeout as well before you literally “roll” into the dinner ...

Thanksgiving Dinner – Kicking Off A Healthy Day

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Options for harvesting nutrient-rich foods in the fall are abundant. So it is no wonder that November has been chosen to be National Sweet Potato Month. According to the United States Sweet ...

Harvest Antioxidants for a Sweeter November

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.” An even more alarming statistic from the ...

It's Good To Be A Teen Aerobic and Dancing Queen

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As you've put your Halloween decorations away, have you still been digging into your kids Halloween bag? Have you continued to partake in gobs of chocolate doused in coconut, caramel, and peanut ...

Too Much Trick or Treat? Now You Can Sleep

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Halloween is not just about candy, it is also about Jack -- Jack O’Lantern that is. The tradition of carving a Jack O’Lantern came to America from Ireland. Since Ireland had no pumpkins, on All ...

Get Back on a Healthy Track with Jack This Halloween

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Ever wonder how Halle Berry got that “purrfect” Catwoman body? She revved up her workouts with celebrity trainer, Harley Pasternak. His A-List bodies also include Jessica Simpson, Hillary Duff, ...

Work Out Brilliantly With Celebrity Trainer Harley Pasternak

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Postmenopausal women who walk now have a reason to step it up when it comes to preventing breast cancer. Walking at least seven hours per week is linked with 14-percent less risk of developing ...

Putting Your Best Foot Forward Could Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer