April 21, 2015
Canola Oil Myths and Truths
Source: University of California, Berkeley Canola oil has been called both the “world’s healthiest cooking oil” and a “poison.” Obviously there is much misunderstanding and misinformation out there about it…. Is canola oil “toxic,” as many people warn? View Full Article
April 16, 2015
Core workout can cause muscle soreness
Source: Harvard University Many popular workouts that aim to strengthen your arms, legs, and abs give short shrift to many of the muscles that form your body’s core (the group of muscles that form the sturdy central link connecting your upper and lower body). Strong core muscles are essential to improving performance in almost any […]
April 14, 2015
Workout Intensity and Your Health
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health When it comes to exercise, what’s better for your body if you’re at risk for diabetes or heart disease? High intensity routines or long lower intensity sessions? The answer according to a new study? It depends on your health goals. View Full Article (video)
April 9, 2015
What you should spend
Source: Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Calculate your food budget. Use this family-friendly calculator to see if you have a healthy food budget. Use the calculator to get an estimate based on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Low-Cost Food Plan. View Full Article
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