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Healthy Holiday Eating

Once again, the holiday season is upon us, and we all know what that means: a few extra goodies and treats, a few extra pounds, and even a bit of added stress. Take a look at these quick tips to help you stay on track with your healthy lifestyle goals during this holiday season:

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Holiday Challenge: Maintain, Don't Gain

Getting through the holidays can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be that way. You really can have your cake and eat it too. We recommend you focus on the goal of maintaining your weight, instead of struggling to lose weight. The nationwide Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge is a free, fun way to help avoid holiday weight gain. Everyone can participate, whether you are looking to lose a few pounds, maintain your current weight, or pick up new strategies to eat smart and to move more.

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Food for Thought: Diabetes & Diets

November is National Diabetes Month and we want everyone to be aware that one in three people are diagnosed with prediabetes, and this number continues to grow each year.

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Revitalizing Your Workout Routine

Have you ever hit a roadblock in your workout routine? Many of us can grow tired of the same routine or exercise. Often this causes us to dread our workouts, cut them short, or even skip them completely. Here are 5 tips for revitalizing your workout routine.

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Seven Reasons Why Your Freezer is Your Best Friend

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, but it always seems to be the fastest-paced. When we’re busy, we let our guard down and make choices that might not be…in our best interest. This year, get ahead of the runaway train and navigate this autumn/holiday season in good health. Who is going to be your trusty sidekick to help make this happen? Your freezer.

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Your Most Important Meal of the Day

What happens when we don’t supply our brains with enough energy for the day? We tend to become irritable, lethargic, and even develop headaches. The best solution to avoid these things is to make sure our body has the calories and nutrients it needs to help us think clearly the whole day. The best place to start is with breakfast.

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The Cost of Not Eating Fruits and Vegetables

Do you get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that only about 1 in every 10 Americans eats enough fruits and vegetables.

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Prepare for the Summertime Plenty

June brings us summertime fun, higher temperatures, and a bounty of fruits and vegetables that keep us nourished and maybe even cooled off a bit. Maybe you’re looking for a new fruit or vegetable to try this summer or maybe you just need some new, tasty ways to eat these old favorites.

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But It’s Hot Outside: 10 Ways to Stay Physically Active During the Summer

The summer heat makes us tired, lethargic, thirsty, and uninterested in venturing outside for too long unless it’s by the water. So how do we stay active when we can’t do our normal activities? Here are 10 ways you can keep up with your weight loss goals and continue to get 150 minutes of weekly physical activity without risking heat stroke.

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The Food Buzz

Spring is in the (warm) air, which means your local farmers' markets are back! Find the closest markets to you and learn a few ways you can use ingredients from the markets for your daily cooking needs.

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Stop a Prediabetes Diagnosis from Advancing to Diabetes

Dr. Gregg Gerety, Chief of Endocrinology at St.Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y. says being diagnosed with prediabetes “is an opportunity to initiate lifestyle changes or treatments, and potentially [slow] progression or even prevent diabetes.” Read more on changes you can make today to be healthier, be happier, and prevent diabetes!

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Going Med Works Wonders

Many studies prove that the Mediterranean way of eating can help to prevent chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s. For some people, eating the “Med Way” can result in decreased medications taken for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Learn the 7 simple steps to eating the Med Way today!

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