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Reading Fact Labels for Heart Health

by Kimberly Hays February 14th, 2020
Fact labels have been on food products for the past 20 years. They were put in place by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow us make sound decisions on what we buy, as well as knowing the Percentage Daily Value (%DV) of vitamins and nutrients in foods.
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Ahhh… My Racing Heart

by Lori Sciame February 7th, 2020
During February, the American Heart Association (AHA) has a series of promotions aimed at both men and women concerning optimum heart health. As I write this post, it is their Go Red for Women Day celebration.  On this first day in February, men and women are asked to wear the color red to symbolize the toll that heart disease takes on American women.

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States
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Are you Nuts for Snacking on Nuts?

by Bea January 31st, 2020
Nuts are such a versatile food! The fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and more, associated with nuts can lead to more efficient workouts, but what nuts should you be eating? Should you be eating nuts after your workout as well? Well, that depends on the intent of your workout. If you are trying to lose weight, then replenishing your body with nuts after your workout might not be a wise decision. On the other hand, if you are trying
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  • Can’t You Just Get Along?

    by Lori Sciame January 24th, 2020
    No matter who asks for the divorce, the process can devastate both parties involved.  Loss of self-esteem, fear of living alone, and even financial instability can affect both people in a broken marital relationship.  Although the relationship between the couple will never be what it once was, if there are children involved, the couple needs to work towards being able to interact civilly. Children will benefit from divorced parents
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  • Obesity and Birth Defects

    by Lori Sciame January 17th, 2020
    What a woman weighs does matter - not so much to conform to society's definition of beauty - but to ensure a positive birth outcome. Scientists and other health professionals don't know exactly why, but babies born to women who can be categorized as obese have a higher incidence of birth defects. No mother wants to burden her child with health problems that could have been prevented,
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  • Give a Daily Valentine

    by Lori Sciame January 10th, 2020
    Next gift-giving holiday? Valentine's Day!  Even though most holiday lights decorating the outside of homes haven't been taken down, stores already have shelves full of Valentine's merchandise - stuffed teddy bears with big red hearts, heart shaped boxes filled with delectable chocolates, and even racy undergarments.  Retailers jump on any chance to capitalize on holidays that center around gift giving.  They are in business to make money;
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