Health Notes

Are you having difficulty deciding where to squeeze exercise into an already hectic schedule?

Most of us are juggling work, families/friends, and household responsibilities before collapsing at the end of the day. Next time you are settling down on to the couch to unwind for the day by watching your favorite reality TV show, think about adding a little fitness to your TV watching routine.

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Are You Getting Enough Calcium?

by Pat Klaus, RD, LMNT, LD on January 27, 2016

When it comes to doing something good for your body, you really can’t underestimate the importance of dairy. Why? Calcium.

Calcium is one of the nutrients we should focus on every day as part of our daily diet. Your body needs it to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly. Some studies suggest calcium may help protect against cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. And another added bonus: studies show it may also help you lose weight!

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Recipe: A Frozen Sweet Treat That Can’t Be Beat

January 20, 2016
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Did you know that one of the most exciting new areas of raspberry research looks at the potentials the fruit in managing your weight? They’re looking into the phytonutrients found in raspberries to decrease the risk of obesity! Now while this raspberry pie won’t fight off the extra pounds right away, you should also know […]

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Your Questions Answered: “Won’t I be awfully hungry?”

January 13, 2016

Q. I’m preparing myself for bariatric surgery, but when I think about how much I’m going to eat afterwards, it just seems like so little. I keep feeling like it’s not going to be enough. Won’t I be awfully hungry? A. It’s true, after surgery, the amount of food you eat will be substantially less […]

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Exercise: 5 Exercises to Build Your Core

January 6, 2016

When it comes to preventing injury and improving your overall health, nothing is more important than good core strength. It’s important for all of us to have strong and balanced core muscles to perform everyday activities such as lifting, vacuuming, and working in the yard as well as helping us to better participate in recreational […]

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New Vegetables to Try in 2016

December 30, 2015
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Are you ready to make your New Year’s resolutions? Is making healthy food choices a goal? Many people are limited in their vegetable choices. Why not try something new? Remember, the choosemyplate.gov recommendations are to fill half your dinner plate with vegetables and fruit. Here are some ideas for increasing your vegetable intake. When perusing […]

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Recipe: Pesto and Pine Nuts Add a Healthy Punch

December 16, 2015
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Ok, yes, pesto is a bit high in calories and fat. But it also offers a wealth of nutrients and a punch of flavor you won’t find in other sauces. It gives this chicken recipe that “little something extra.” Pesto is rich in vitamin A, calcium and iron, giving you great support for healthy red […]

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Your Questions Answered: “What should I look for in a bariatric surgeon?”

December 9, 2015

Q. I’m ready to have bariatric surgery, but just don’t really know who to choose for a surgeon. What do I need to know and look for when making my decision? A. When you are serious about undergoing bariatric surgery, there comes a time you have to make a choice. When it comes to choosing […]

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Exercise: How to Stick with It

December 2, 2015
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Most people know exercise is a helpful tool for maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle. But often times the difficulty with an exercise program is following through and being consistent – “sticking with it” for the long haul – even through and after the holidays. With the holidays upon us, it’s important to increase the […]

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Recipe: Kitchari Provides Fuel for Body and Soul

November 18, 2015
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On a typical Indian dinner table, Kitchari (pronounced kitch-a-ree) is the ultimate in comfort food. But the healing benefits go far beyond being “food for the soul.” Kitchari is a dish often used for cleansing and detox. The spices typically used in Kitchari aid in digestion, among other things including decreasing inflammation. Kitchari can be […]

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