Health Notes

Recipe: Satisfy Your Summer Burger Craving

by admin on June 21, 2017

Nothing tastes like summer quite like a burger fresh off the grill. So how can you help stick to your diet while getting your fired-up fix?

The patty in this turkey burger is just 221 calories. Ground turkey has a reputation for being a very lean meat, but that’s only the case if you choose ground turkey breast. Doing so will save you calories, sodium and fat grams.

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Improve Your Health in the Great Outdoors

by Brenda L Herrod, MSN, APRN-BC on June 14, 2017

When it comes to feeding our good health, nothing is more powerful than exploring the great outdoors. Our bodies are designed for nature, not to be stuck inside all day with our modern technology.

Spring and early summer is a wonderful time to take full advantage of the longer periods of daylight, warmer temperatures and radiant sunshine. Any time of the year is good to be outside, as long as you wear the appropriate clothing!

There are many benefits of enjoying nature:

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Exercise: Protecting the Backbone of Good Health

June 7, 2017
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Back pain or injury can occur at work, at home or during recreational or leisure activities – preventing you from getting the physical exercise you need. Using proper lifting technique and following some general guidelines regarding posture can help you decrease your risk for injury or pain. We all know the saying, “Lift with your […]

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Recipe: A Spring Salad to Fill You Up

May 17, 2017
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Mmmmm… springtime fruits and a refreshing taste. A sweet salad is sometimes the best way to capture the flavor of the season. But while delicious, some salads just don’t fill you up the way they should, and you end up snacking your way through the day. Now we have a secret weapon to add to […]

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Ditch the Scale

May 10, 2017
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Your weight on the scale is not always the best indicator of your health. You might be getting stronger, more fit and muscular, but the scale refuses to budge. It is easy to get frustrated when you are working hard doing all the “right things” such as eating healthy, working out, drinking water and getting […]

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Exercise: Modifications to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workouts

May 3, 2017
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The workouts are tough… but with big payoffs. High intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts have risen in popularity in past couple of years in gyms and exercises classes. HIIT workouts burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. They consist of bursts of vigorous exercise, usually consisting of total body work out, […]

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Recipe: Putting Your Diet on “Sizzle”

April 19, 2017
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They call it The Other White Meat. Being high in protein and rich in many vitamins and minerals, lean pork can be an excellent addition to a healthy diet. The protein content of lean pork can be as high as 89 percent, making it one of the richest dietary sources of protein. That’s why it’s […]

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Taste the Rainbow

April 12, 2017

Looking for a way to add more nutrition to your diet… start by adding more color! Fruits and veggies get their vibrant colors from vitamins and minerals that are good for you. These high nutrient, high fiber and low calorie foods are essential for optimal health. Adding more fruits and vegetables to your plate can […]

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Exercise: Spring into Action

April 5, 2017

Hibernation is over and it is time to spring into action. With warmer weather and longer days, this is a great time of year to start an exercise routine outdoors. There are many great options that allow you the benefit of sunshine and fresh air while you exercise. They include: walking, jogging, bicycling, swimming, roller […]

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Recipe: St. Paddy’s Salmon

March 15, 2017
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When you think of St. Patrick’s Day foods, the first things to pop to mind are usually corned beef and cabbage. But corned beef is a pretty fatty meat that really isn’t good for you. So, how about a little Irish alternative? The west coast of Ireland is the largest producer of wild salmon in […]

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