May 16, 2013
Counting Calories in Mixed Dishes
Source: United States Department of AgricultureMany popular foods don’t fit neatly into one food group. For example, a cheese pizza counts in several groups: the crust in the Grains Group, the tomato sauce in the Vegetable Group, and the cheese in the Dairy Group. Some other common mixed dishes and how they count in each [...]
May 14, 2013
Walking as a way of life
Source: American Trails“Use it or lose it.”That’s what doctors these days are telling senior citizens about their bodies. But seniors needn’t think they have to sign up for high-impact aerobics classes or run 10K races to stay in shape. Instead, fitting a simple 35-minute walk into their daily activities can keep them physically strong and [...]
May 9, 2013
Exercise: Walking for Wellness
Source: Healthwise, Incorporated and American College of CardiologyRegular aerobic activity lowers your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. It helps you stay at a healthy weight. And it can help you deal with stress and sleep better.View Full Article
May 7, 2013
Recipe: Sautéed Greens
Source: University of California, BerkeleyCooking greens couldn’t be simpler. Simply wash them well, and then cook them in a skillet with just the water still clinging to the leaves (this is how you cook spinach, too). You could leave it at that, but these healthful vegetables also provide an opportunity to get creative; greens have [...]
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