Exercise is Medicine: Diabetes Management and Physical Activity

Although everyone can benefit from physical activity, individuals with diabetes can significantly improve their overall health by exercising regularly. Studies have shown that exercise can actually reduce the impact of diabetes on the body and prevent diabetes-related disease and...

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How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Blowing It

The holidays mean extra items on the dinner table, which can lead to overeating and consuming too many or unwanted calories. However, this doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel when it comes to staying on track...

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Magnesium: The Lost Performance Booster

For how little the mineral magnesium is discussed, you might think it’s not that important to our health. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when it comes to athletic performance. Once you start to understand the important...

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Importance of Rest and Recovery

Healthy living is a daily challenge to balance eating right, exercising, working, family, personal time, and fun. The hustle and bustle of daily life can make it very difficult to do things right and fit everything, and everyone into...

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Tell Me More: Coconut Oil

What’s all the hype about coconut oil? Why are people all of a sudden cooking with coconut oil? Isn’t it high in saturated fat? Doesn’t saturated fat cause heart disease? These are all great questions! I’m hoping to answer...

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Alcohol Guide During The Holiday Season

What are the best and the worst alcoholic drinks when watching our weight? First the obvious: Alcohol is not a weight-loss aid. The more alcohol you drink, the more weight loss may slow down, as the body burns the...

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Staying Motivated When Motivation is Low

Staying motivated can be difficult, especially if you are motivating yourself. It’s easy to talk yourself into a day off here, cookie there, and before you know it you have gained all that weight back that you have worked...

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The Low Down on Gluten

What is Gluten? Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat (wheat berries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, kamut, khorasan wheat and einkorn), rye, barley and triticale, which is a cross between wheat and rye. What...

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What Pregnancy Has Taught Me About My Body

Ahh pregnancy, the greatest feeling on earth…or is it? I’ve never felt like it was my life’s mission to become pregnant. However, I would sometimes wonder what it would be like to look down and see a big ol’...

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Can a Healthy Diet include Alcohol?

Can a healthy diet include alcohol? That's the question of the day! So you are aware of the obvious effects of alcohol on the body, it alters our judgment and makes us slower to reflexes. You may be wondering how much...

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