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on Sep 19, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates


Dieting isn’t easy, so use these motivational techniques to keep up your healthy eating habits.

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on Sep 17, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


What would your life be like without music?  A ride in the car, a dinner at a restaurant, or a workout at the gym may seem a bit drab without a soundtrack.  But there’s more to music than preference. 

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on Sep 13, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates


I’m sure many of you are still planning outdoor festivities of some sort, and that usually involves food. Whether you’re having a backyard barbecue, a tailgate party, or a picnic in the park, it’s smart to keep a few food-safety tips in mind so that no one ends the weekend on an unhappy note.

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on Sep 13, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released findings for sugary drink consumption and their results are not good.

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on Sep 12, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates


For the past month, I’ve been battling some not-so-fun gastrointestinal issues. I’ll spare you the gory details, but basically, I’ve spent a lot of time freaked out, uncomfortable, and in the bathroom. Let me tell ya, it’s been a rockin’ good time.

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on Sep 11, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Between jobs, kids, husbands, as well as a social and spiritual life, maintaining a gym regimen may seem impossible.  But you can’t just say no to working out all together, so exercising at home may be your best alternative.

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on Sep 08, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


As people who have struggled with food or weight, we vow to raise children who are healthy and free of these challenges. In addition to setting a great example and providing a balanced diet and plenty of opportunities for enjoyable activity, we need to carefully choose the messages we send about eating.

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on Sep 06, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Stress can make you do things you wouldn’t otherwise do. Your reaction to stress, be it overeating or eating junk food,  is partly due to hormones.

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on Sep 05, 2011 06:00 PM in Tips & Updates


Long to lose weight this week?  Here, nutrition experts divulge their tricks.

Make veggies the star

"I make sure my plate contains up to 2 cups of fruits and veggies as the 'main course,' with 1/2 cup of wholesome carbs like wild rice, and 3 ounces of lean protein like chicken or steak.

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on Sep 04, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


You don’t have to rely on a stationary bike or elliptical machine to get a total body workout.  If you’ve hit a rut, refresh your exercise routine and rev up your metabolism with sports you may not have tried. 

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on Aug 31, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Americans reportedly consume 60.4 pounds of chicken on average each year.  However, it’s not 100% protein, in fact there’s more water in chicken than anything else. 

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on Aug 31, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Slip into your swimsuit and treat your body to one of the best all-over toners. Not only will swimming keep you cool during those dog days, but it also torches major calories (more than 600 an hour).

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on Aug 30, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


I don't want to skip out on my weight loss and fitness goals altogether, so I found a number of easy ways to fit fitness into my everyday life.

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on Aug 24, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


The spontaneity and freedom of taking a break from the classroom to run around aimlessly, hang on handle bars or jump rope with friends, was a luxury that I had as a kid.  Now that I’m older, recess is nothing more than a memory.  But that may not be the case for long. 

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on Aug 21, 2011 10:00 AM in Tips & Updates


Here are some fail-safe ways to get and maintain great weight loss tips from women who have lost a lot of pounds.

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