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Should you be stretching your hip flexors?

Posted on: December 5, 2014

One of the most common stretches I see people doing out on the fitness floor is the “hip flexor stretch”. Why do most people do it? Well, they either read in a magazine that they should do it or was told ...

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Cardio vs. Weightlifting

Posted on: December 5, 2014

Cardio workouts are great fat and calorie burners. To get the most out of a workout, the amount of calories burned should be greater than the amount of calories consumed during the day, which makes the body convert stored fat ...

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Pumpkin Bread

Posted on: December 5, 2014

Looking for a new dish to serve this holiday season? Try Pumpkin Bread!                                                                      1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree 4 eggs 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup applesauce 2/3 cup water 3 cups sugar 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking ...

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Butternut Squash

Posted on: December 5, 2014

With the cooler weather upon us, it is time to experiment with some new fall foods like butternut squash. Butternut squash, also known as winter squash, is a member of the gourd family and has a sweet, nutty taste. 1 ...

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Zucchini

Posted on: September 15, 2014

Whether out of your garden, from the local farmers market or from the grocery store, zucchini is inexpensive and plentiful in the summer months. Zucchini is low in calories but high in nutritional value. One cup provides 29 calories, 3 grams ...

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In Season: Apples and Pumpkin

Posted on: September 5, 2014

Julie Holbrook MS, RD, LDN The Fall season is a great time of year to experiment with tasty and healthy foods. With apples and pumpkins being a few of Autumn’s most bountiful produce, let’s look a little further into the nutritional ...

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Pumpkin!

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Falls favorite food is back in season! Once September hits, you can guarantee that pumpkin foods will be popping up everywhere. Not only is pumpkin delicious, but it also packs a nutritional punch. Pumpkin is high in carotenoids which is ...

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Healthy Grilling

Posted on: July 8, 2014

Before you light your grill for your backyard barbeque this summer, consider this.  Grilling meats, especially high-fat meats, produces a number of cancer-causing compounds, known as carcinogens, which may increase the risk of stomach, colon, pancreatic, and breast cancer.  This ...

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Bountiful Blackberries

Posted on: June 20, 2014

With only 43 calories per cup and packed with 20% your daily need for dietary fiber and 35% your daily need for vitamin C, blackberries are a nutrition powerhouse!  Blackberries also contain the  phytochemical Anthocyanin which gives blackberries their rich ...

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Using food journals to control weight

Posted on: May 13, 2014

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Keeping food journals continue to be the best way to achieve weight loss and weight maintenance according to the weight control registry, a group of individuals who track people who lost more than 30 pounds and kept it off for ...

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