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Eat Right and Reduce Food Waste

People rarely talk about the foods they toss out, yet the topic of food waste is getting a lot more attention these days. It’s been estimated that Americans throw away 90 billion pounds of food each year either at home or when eating out. And that amount doesn’t even...

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Keep Summer Healthy: Shape Up Your Eating Habits

Want to shape up your eating habits over the summer? With an abundance of fruits and vegetables, there is no time like the present. You've decided to cut back on hot dogs, peel the fatty skin off your barbecued chicken and limit mayo-laden macaroni and potato salads. Will this be enough to shape up your summertime eating habits? ...

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Tips for Staying Cool When Exercising in the Summer Heat

Learn how to stay safe while exercising in the outdoor heat. It's time to take your winter treadmill routine outdoors to the parks. The days are long and warm. The trails radiate heat. Summer is here and you're prepared to sweat! But before you lace up your running shoes, read these eight tips to keep your cool. Safety ti...

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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. Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeut...

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5 Reasons to Eat Frozen Fruits and Veggies

Studies show similar, sometimes better nutritional benefits to fresh produce The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends five to nine servings of  a day, and conventional wisdom traditionally has been that fresh is best. But recommendations are changing as more studies show there is no significant nutritional difference between fresh ...

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Is juicing healthier than eating whole fruits or vegetables?

Juicing is not any healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables. Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits or vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) found in the whole fruit. However, whole fruits and vegetables also have healthy fiber, which is lost during most juici...

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15 Heart-Healthy Foods to Work into Your Diet

Boost nutrition, flavor and color in meals and snacks A healthy diet can be good for your heart as well as your waistline. “You can definitely reduce your risk of developing by eating certain foods every day,” says Julie Zumpano, RD, LD, a dietitian in the  at Cleveland Clinic. “There is a great variety of...

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