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Oranges – tidbit #1

We all know oranges are good for us and are high in vitamin C. Oranges’ health benefits continue with their fiber, which has been shown to reduce high cholesterol levels thus helping to prevent atherosclerosis. Fiber can also help out by keeping blood sugar levels…

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Water tip #39

Water Helps Control Calories-Staying hydrated can prevent a feeling of “False hunger”, when we are dehydrated the body has a feeling of hunger when in reality it just needs some hydration. Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good- Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions…

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The importance of water #34

Water is one of the body’s most essential nutrients.  People may survive six weeks without any food, but they couldn’t live more than a week or so without water.  Water is the cornerstone for all body functions.  It’s the most abundant substance in the body,…

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What’s the difference in a portion and a serving?

A “portion” is how much food you choose to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package, or in your own kitchen.  A “serving” size is the amount of food listed on a product’s Nutrition Facts.  Sometimes, the portion size and serving…

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Protein Sparing Diet

We are fans of a protein sparing diet.  Attempt to have a protein with every meal.  It is a scientific fact that your body cannot effectively burn and use fat as energy if it doesn’t have help from either carbohydrate or protein. As you are…

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PROTEIN PROMOTES MUSCLE REPAIR & GROWTH

Your protein needs increase especially after bouts of intense exercise so increasing your protein intake on days that you exercise is beneficial. Additionally, if you strength train consider having a high protein meal right after a training session when the muscle is sensitive to nutrients…

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Preventing Track & Field Injuries

Establish a good stretching program to include the gastrocnemius/soleus (calves), hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors and hip adductors. Initial stretches should be static (no bounce) and held for at least 30 seconds, then progressed to dynamic stretches such as walking lunges or high stepping. Research shows…

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Sandwiches and Sodium

You probably already know that eating too much sodium can cause bloating, high blood pressure, and other complications. But you may be surprised to learn that one food that you may eat every day chews up nearly 50% of your daily recommended sodium allowance. The culprit? The…

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Featured Recipe – Ezekiel Bread with Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast

This has become one of my favorite go-to breakfasts. Great and easy to make for the whole family, or take on the go! Ingredients: 1 slice Ezekiel Bread (any flavor – I recommend the cinnamon raisin) 1 tbsp. peanut butter 1 small banana Directions: Toast…

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Setting SMART Goals

When it comes to health and fitness, many of us have goals in mind that we would like to achieve. Sometimes we set the bar too high and seek large goals that we never seem to reach. Make sure you are setting yourself up for…

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