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Healthy Holiday Recipes

12/18/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It’s the holiday season and we all know what that means—delicious favorite foods are everywhere. It can be hard to turn down that extra cookie or Aunt Jane’s famous sweet potato casserole, even if you know you’ll regret the extra pounds next month. Thankfully, there are ways you can have your holiday treats without weight gain. One easy idea is to modify your favorite recipes with healthier alternatives for common ingredients. For example: Instead of whole eggs: egg whites…

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Healthy Gifts for the Holidays

12/18/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

As the holidays approach, you may find yourself searching for the perfect gift ideas for friends, family and neighbors. You can avoid the crowds and stress of last-minute holiday shopping this year. Add a personal touch to the gift-giving season by sharing your family’s favorite healthy treats and recipes. Whether you prepare your famous oatmeal cookies or try a new recipe, your holiday gifts are sure to spread love. Get in the spirit this year with these delicious and healthy desserts! 2 1/2…

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Food Calorie Counter: Does Your Plate Measure Up?

12/17/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Feasting on turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and other favorites is part of the holiday tradition in most families. If you want to maintain or lose weight this season, don’t forget the high calorie content in many holiday foods. Here’s a list of popular holiday foods with serving sizes and calorie counts to help you and your family be accountable for fitness and diet goals during holiday gatherings. This handy calorie counter can help you stay on track through all your holiday…

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Stay Active at Home During the Cold Months

12/15/2014 | WellnessExercise

Staying physically active keeps your body healthy and boosts your immune system against seasonal illnesses like the flu and the common cold. For many people, physical activity is easy in the warmer months. Long walks, bike rides and other outdoor activities are fun -- and often free. Wintertime, however, can present more of a challenge. Joining a gym may not be an appealing or cost-effective option, and snow can put a damper on jogging or even walking outside. Fortunately, there are other ways to…

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Bargain Tips for Keeping Warm This Winter

12/12/2014 | WellnessHome Care

Keeping your home warm during the cold winter months is a basic need that can be tricky and often expensive. If your home is not sufficiently prepared, you could be looking at major hikes in your heating bills when temperatures drop. Homeowners can spend thousands of dollars on costly new insulation, windows, doors and other improvements in order to maintain heat system efficiency. However, sufficient cold weather preparation doesn’t have to freeze your funds. Here are some inexpensive and…

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Bargain Tips for Keeping Warm This Winter

12/12/2014 | WellnessHome Care

Keeping your home warm during the cold winter months is a basic need that can be tricky and often expensive. If your home is not sufficiently prepared, you could be looking at major hikes in your heating bills when temperatures drop. Homeowners can spend thousands of dollars on costly new insulation, windows, doors and other improvements in order to maintain heat system efficiency. However, sufficient cold weather preparation doesn’t have to freeze your funds. Here are some inexpensive and…

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Benefits of going to a Chiropractor

12/11/2014 | WellnessPain ManagementMaternity

Chiropractors care for more than just back pain, but many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time What does a chiropractor do? Chiropractic adjustment is where trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal is to correct structural alignment and improve your body’s physical function. Most chiropractors…

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Shovel Snow Without a Sore Back

12/10/2014 | WellnessSafety

During the winter months, shoveling snow is a common cause of injuries, particularly pain and injury to the lower back. Fortunately, these injuries are preventable if you take the right precautions. The following tips can help you make it through the winter without a shoveling-related injury. Warm up before you start shoveling. Muscles are more flexible and less prone to injury after a proper warm-up. Start with some jumping jacks, march in place, or go for a brisk walk. Gently stretch your lower…

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Winter Safety: Preparing Your Car

12/05/2014 | WellnessSafety

On average, more than 7,000 Americans die each year in weather-related car accidents. When it comes to harsh winter weather and safety on the road, you can never be too prepared. The right preparation can get you home safely, help someone in distress or even make a difference between life or death. Get ready for issues on the road with four necessities—communication, warmth, your vehicle and emergency care. Having the right tools at your disposal will prepare you for a variety of winter conditions,…

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Creating a Healthy Holiday Goodie Box

12/04/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

The holidays are a time to shower friends and family with love. When loved ones don’t live near, we sometimes have to find ways to show we care from a distance. Sending a healthy holiday goodie box is one way to express your love. Before you begin assembling a goodie box, consider the items your loved one enjoys. What are their hobbies or interests? Choose a gift basket or box to hold your items. Finally, consider creating a goodie box around a theme, like a box filled with baking items. Here…

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