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Dark, Green, Leafy Vegetables

Healthy Living: Dark, Green, Leafy Vegetables

As part of building a healthy eating pattern, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that you choose a good mix of foods by consuming a variety of nutrient-dense foods across and within food groups. This is the best way to ensure that your body gets what it needs for optimal …

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Why is Your Health Important to You?

Healthy Habits: Why is Your Health Important to You?

Whether your goal is to get healthier, lose weight or maintain your health, almost everyone has a reason to be motivated. Being healthy truly is a journey, not a destination. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the …

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Optimal Nutrition

Healthy Living - Optimal Nutrition

Building a healthy eating pattern to promote optimal health, weight and performance is not just about calories. It is also about eating nutrient-dense foods. Some experts even advise that it is more important to focus on nutrient-dense foods more than counting calories. Choose nutrient-dense foods This is because these foods …

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Get the Gulp on Energy Drinks!

Healthy Habits - Get the Gulp on Energy Drinks!

When you feel like you’re dragging and perhaps lacking in sleep, reaching for an energy drink may be a tempting option for a boost or just a tasty beverage with a little extra kick. Although this may be your “quick fix” on occasion, using energy drinks habitually or throughout the …

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Food Fuels Your Body for Exercise!

Food Fuels Your Body for Exercise!

When exercising, weightlifting or training, it’s important to consider how your diet and hydration can impact energy levels, endurance and overall performance. The saying “you can’t out-exercise a poor diet” couldn’t be more true. Fueling your body well supports your physical performance and the overall results you will see from …

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6 Tips for Avoiding Exercise Injuries

Healthy Habits - 6 Tips for Avoiding Exercise Injuries

Our musculoskeletal system is robust and can adapt to most stresses encountered in training programs. This means that with adequate, balanced overload of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones, all of these structures grow stronger and can withstand increased stress in the future. The key to minimizing the chance of …

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Raising Healthy Eaters

Raising Healthy Eaters - Two Kids with fruit - Fun and Tasty Heart - #KACH #Nutrition

Children continue to grow and develop physically, cognitively and emotionally from infancy through adolescence. Learning to enjoy new foods and developing feeding skills are important components of any life stage as children aim to gain full independence. According to Ellyn Satter, a world-renowned registered dietitian, who has devoted her life’s …

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Show Your Heart Some Love on Valentine’s Day

Show Your Heart Some Love on Valentine's Day

Have you considered staying in for Valentine’s Day this year? You can make this holiday special for you and your loved one and still make nutritious choices that promote heart health by cooking your Valentine’s dinner at home! Cooking more meals at home allows you to choose quality, nutrient-dense ingredients …

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Simple Steps for a Healthy Start in 2018

Healthy Start into the New Year

It’s that time of year again… Like clockwork, the dawn of each new year seems to invite an endless supply of messages about adopting a healthier lifestyle. Whether it’s the symbolism of having a fresh start or motivation to lose a few pounds after the holidays, the pressure is everywhere …

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