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October 23, 2014
Sweet Stuff: How Sugars and Sweeteners Affect Your Health

Source: National Institutes of Health Most of us love sweet foods and drinks. But after that short burst of sweetness, you may worry about how sweets affect your waistline and your overall health. Is sugar really bad for us? How about artificial or low-calorie sweeteners? What have scientists learned about the sweet things that most […]


October 21, 2014
Recipe of the Month from Your Recipe for Wellness: Ginger Sweet Potato Pancakes

Source: Cleveland Clinic Sweet potatoes are a versatile starchy side dish, but if you have found yourself in a sweet potato rut-tired of baked, roasted, mashed, or fried versions, try a sweet potato pancake! This spin on sweet potatoes offers a crunchy texture and enhanced flavor from the ginger. Ginger is an herb that has […]


October 16, 2014
How to Select the Right Athletic Shoes

Source: American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Proper-fitting sports shoes can enhance performance and prevent injuries. Follow these fitting facts when purchasing a new pair of athletic shoes. -If possible, purchase atheltic shoes from a specialty store. The staff will provide valuable input on the type of shoe needed for your sport as well as […]


October 15, 2014
How to Lace Shoes for Proper Fit

Source: American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Lacing Techniques for Proper Shoe Fit Certain lacing techniques for shoes can prevent injuries, alleviate pain and relieve foot problems. If you have specific foot problems, follow these lacing techniques to get a good fit with your shoe… View Full Article  


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Did you know

Did you know...

that walking is one of the LEAST EXPENSIVE and EASIEST ways to get fit and reduce your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke? You DO NOT Need an expensive gym membership or overpriced supplements.

 

 

 

All it takes

All it takes...

is a decent pair of walking shoes and 150 minutes of your time every week for 8 weeks. If you walk or exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week, for 8 weeks, you'll feel better, lower your stress level and enjoy all of the amazing health benefits of regular physical activity.

 

 

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