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Category Archives: Nutrition

22 Nov, 2016

Make Healthy Choices This Holiday Season without Counting Calories

By Sarah Herndon Tis’ the season for good food, time with family, giving thanks, celebrations and traveling. I love this time between mid-November and the end of the year. However, with so much packed into a span of several weeks, it can be tough to keep your fitness goals on track, especially if you are

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20 Sep, 2016

Good Old Fashioned H2O or Sports Drinks?

By: Cierra Washington, ATC It’s extremely hot outside, you’ve been exercising for an hour and a half, your muscles are weak, your shirt is drenched, you’ve recently noticed a minor headache and you’re beyond thirsty. Do you reach for your water bottle filled with water or do you grab a bottle of one of those

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16 Mar, 2016

Do Certain Oils Cause Joint Pain and Headaches?

By: Elina Stanley You probably use a variety of oils in your cooking every day – from olive oil to vegetable oil to canola oil. But did you know that there is a relationship between certain oils and joint pain and headaches? It’s important to understand how the ingredients and foods you consume daily can

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2 Jun, 2015

How to Prevent Hyperthermia and Other Heat-related Illnesses

By Sarah Perry, ATC With recent record-breaking temperatures, we want to make sure you know how to prevent hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses.  Memorial Day weekend is behind us signifying the unofficial start to summer.  School is almost done for the year, community pools are open, and many spring sports teams are well underway.  As

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30 Jan, 2015

February is American Heart Health Awareness Month

February is American Heart Health Awareness Month and we all need to be aware how important heart health really is. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the number one killer in the U.S. CVD includes heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. You can control a number of risk factors including: Diet Physical activity Tobacco use Obesity

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23 Jan, 2015

Mason Jar Salads on the Go

When you’re in a hurry but still want to eat healthy, try prepping Mason jar salads to go. They’re quick and easy to assemble, easily transportable and your leafy greens and veggies will stay crisp. Try these great tips below for a healthy, convenient option for your busy lifestyle. The key to any Mason jar

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15 Jan, 2015

Portion Control…How Much Am I Eating?

Now that the holidays are over and the New Year has begun, it’s time to start eating healthy again. One important part of healthy eating involves portion control. “How much am I eating?” you ask. “What is the best way to measure portion sizes?” When food scales or measuring cups aren’t handy, you can still

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