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Fresh and Crunchy Coleslaw Recipe

Most people think of coleslaw as an all-American dish, but did you know that it actually has Dutch roots? Coleslaw comes from the Dutch word “koolsla,” meaning “cabbage salad.” The recipe was brought to the U.S. by Dutch immigrants who settled in New York during the late 17th and 18th centuries.1 Coleslaw is still a favorite tod...

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Celebrate the 20th National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12th!

We, at the NFA, are so excited for this special 20th anniversary of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! It all started here at the NFA back in 1998, when our founders, Lynne Matallana and Karen Lee Richards, set out to get as many cities, counties and states as possible to proclaim May 12th as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. ...

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

Healthy pizza? It’s not an oxymoron… it’s entirely possible, courtesy of the wonder vegetable cauliflower. Unlike some stronger flavored cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, cauliflower is mild and takes on the taste of whatever you cook it with. This is why cauliflower makes an excellent substitute for mashed potatoes ...

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Is Magnesium the Missing Link in Your Heart Healthy Routine?

Magnesium is a mineral important to the health of every cell and organ in your body, especially your heart, kidneys and muscles. Symptoms of a deficiency can include unexplained fatigue or muscle weakness, abnormal heart rhythms, eye twitches and muscle spasms. Unfortunately, determining a deficiency of magnesium from a simple blood sample isn't p...

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Vita’s Get Set for Summer Challenge!

Summer is right around the corner and Vita is here to help you achieve your weight loss goals (and win FREE PERSONAL TRAINING in the process)! Have you been considering doing a 30-day, “Get Fit for Summer” Program but can’t seem to commit?? DON’T! Instead, put your precious time and effort into a program...

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Get to Know Andy

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Vita family, Andy G - Director of Fitness. Andy has been a certified personal trainer since 2012. His experience has spanned group classes, personal training, spin, yoga, and marketing in the fitness industry. He has a great emotional awareness and uses this to cater to indi...

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Healthy Eating in April – Broccoli, Ham & Cheese Quiche

Ingredients: 16 ounces precooked shredded potatoes, or frozen hash browns (thawed) 1 3/4 cups liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters, or 8 eggs, beaten, divided 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups finely chopped broc...

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How the Body Mistakes Hunger for Thirst

Thirst occurs when your body needs water. When you do not drink enough water, your body receives mixed signals on hunger. Dehydration causes you to believe you need to eat when you really need liquid intake. Sometimes you eat food out of boredom. Keeping track of what you drink and eat will hel...

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New Reports Find Kids and Adults Love Their Soda and Sugary Drinks

Despite longstanding calls by health experts to put down the soda, Americans continue to enjoy their sugar-sweetened drinks. Nearly two-thirds of children in the United States reported consuming at least one soda or other sugary drink on any given day, according to new federal statistics released Thursday. More than 60 percent of all kids and tee...

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