Introducing the Mediterranean Diet

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Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is a heart healthy diet based off of a typical way of eating in the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Countries like Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey all practice the general principles of this diet.  The Mediterranean region boasts lower rates of heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes as well as […]

Back to School – Already?

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Have you seen the back to school picture where mom is jumping for joy and the kids are all sad? Funny, and maybe a little true. Whether summer flew by or you’ve been counting down the days for school to begin, we want to help you be prepared with some back to school tips all […]

Celebrating Blueberries

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It’s July and time to celebrate everything red, white and blue….blueberry that is since July is National Blueberry Month. On May 8th, 1999, the USDA proclaimed July as National Blueberry Month.  These beautiful berries greatly deserve this honor for not only are they sweet, plump, juicy and delicious, when in season, but they are nutritious […]

Lost It Through Diet & Exercise

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Diane’s wake up call, and blessing in disguise, came when she was diagnosed with breast cancer November 19, 2010. During an appointment with her oncologist, she stepped on the scale and saw 285 pounds. It was the turning point in her life. She knew she needed to be healthy in order to function for her […]

Men’s Health Month

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It’s Men’s Health Month. What does that mean to you? For most, it’s just another day. A day to say things like, “I’m healthy enough”, “this pain will pass”, “it costs too much” and on and on. We know that men are 24% less likely than women to go to the doctor. We also know […]

Table Salt vs. Sea Salt

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Salt is a crystalline compound known as sodium chloride, it is a mineral, a component of seawater, and used for seasoning food, and as a preservative. Sounds simple right?  It should be easy for the average consumer to choose a salt for their cooking and baking needs; however nothing is ever that simple.  Many popular […]

Importance of Leafy Greens

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Consuming dark leafy greens regularly is a great way to improve your overall health.  They are an important source of many key nutrients including potassium, folic acid, vitamins A & C and dietary fiber. The USDA recommends consuming 1 ½ -2 cups weekly to prevent nutrient deficiencies and other illnesses. There are many varieties to […]

The Facts on Weight Loss

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Nothing pains me more as a personal trainer than seeing a personal struggle with weight loss.  It isn’t easy and it doesn’t come quick.  The important thing to do is realize how weight loss works and what you can do to put yourself in the best position for success. We often get discouraged by the […]