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Get to Know Colleen

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Vita family, Colleen B. Colleen has been a registered and licensed occupational therapist since 2004, after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her career has provided her a wide range of experience, spanning from treatment in the intensive care unit all the way to sports m...

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April is National Occupational Therapy Month

In celebration of National Occupational Therapy Month, Vita Physical Therapy & Fitness will provide resources throughout the month of April to help educate on the profession of occupational therapy. In 1917, the occupational therapy profession began with the founding of the Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy....

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If you're counting calories, think before taking that next drink. It could have more calories than your favorite dessert. A cocktail before dinner or a glass or two of wine with the meal is so common that some people don't even give it a second thought. But if you're trying to watch calories, here is something to think about befor...

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How much do you know about whole grains, fiber and healthy fat? Test your nutrition knowledge here. Are you savvy about nutrition? How much do you know about whole grains, fiber and healthy fat? Answer these questions to test your nutrition knowledge. 1) Avocado is a good source of: Saturated fat ...

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Get to Know Lindsay

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Vita family, Lindsay Carlson. Fitness has always been a major part of Lindsay’s life, her involvement in team sports served as a catalyst for her passion for fitness. She was a multi-sport varsity athlete through high school and went on to play soccer at Elmhurst College. She studied g...

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Plan Balanced, Healthy Meals with MyPlate

America’s longtime nutritional guide, the food pyramid, was replaced by a dynamic easy-to-follow program, Choose MyPlate. Think about your dinner plate for a moment. Is it covered with meat and potatoes and little else? Do your vegetables make up the smallest spot on your plate? Do you often eat more than you should? Your weight depends partial...

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Keeping a Well-Stocked Kitchen: Cupboard Basics

Keeping your pantry stocked with healthy foods is the first step toward building solid eating habits. Having plenty of healthy foods on hand is a great way to build a foundation for good eating habits that may last a lifetime. Do a pantry makeover and fill your kitchen with ingredients that may help the whole family develop health...

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5 Dieting and Nutrition Myths Busted

Forget everything you've heard about dieting and nutrition as we bust 5 myths. We all have one: A friend who seems to know all the latest fad diets and weight loss tips and tricks. The fact is, however, that there are many myths about how to go about eating and exercising. Here are five common dieting and nutrition myths debunke...

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Healthy Eating in February

Feta and Green Onion Couscous Cakes over Tomato-Olive Salad Serves 2 Ingredients CAKES: 1/3 cup uncooked whole-wheat couscous 1/2 cup boiling water 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese 3 tablespoons egg substitute 2 tablesp...

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