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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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Short Workouts Can Be Good for Your Heart

Don't avoid exercising because you're short on time. Even quick workouts can benefit your health. How much exercise do you need to help prevent heart disease? Do you need an hour breaking a sweat at the gym? Or will a walk around the block suffice? Most people know that exercise is important to health. The American Heart Associat...

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9 Qs & As About Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home

Here are some tips for checking your blood pressure at home. During a visit to your doctor, you may be asked to monitor your blood pressure at home. Why? Some reasons include: You have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. You have pre-hypertension. This is a blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89....

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What the Doctor Ordered: Exercise Prescriptions

Want to start exercising, but can't find the motivation? A visit to your doctor may help. Everyone knows they should exercise. The reasons to exercise seem endless -- from better weight control to stress reduction. The risks of not being physically active are also well known. A higher risk for heart disease, cancer and diabetes ar...

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Healthy Eating in January

Grilled Chicken Tacos w/ tasty Pickled Pink Onion Garnish Ingredients                                                                   ½ cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange) 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes) 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 medium red...

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Get to Know : Klae Scott

We are proud to introduce you to the latest addition to the Vita family. Klae is a certified personal trainer, actor, model, and a personal fitness guru. What takes up your time outside of work ? Enjoying my Family! Having a 4 year old, 1.5 year old twins, a fiancé, and 2 dogs keeps me busy outside of work Name one thin...

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Keep It to Yourself: How to Protect Your Family When You Have the Flu

Unfortunately, you've caught the flu. Keep it from spreading to your family by taking these precautions. Flu season can last from October through May, usually peaking in late December through March. The best way to avoid the flu is to get the flu shot. But if you or someone in your house is already sick, try to keep the virus from...

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Healthy Eating in December: Spicy Oatmeal Crisps

Spicy Oatmeal Crisps [caption id="attachment_1198" align="alignright" width="295" class=" "] Delicious Spicy Oatmeal Crisps[/caption] Ingredients (makes 24 crisps)                                                                          3/4 cup all-purpose fl...

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Diabetes Prevention for High Risk Individuals

If you're at high risk for type 2 diabetes, taking action now can prevent or delay the onset of the disease in the long run. Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., and there is no cure. Having diabetes raises your chances of other health problems too, like heart disease, blindness and kidney failure. Being over...

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‘You Can’t Eat Sugar’ and Other Diabetes Myths

A diabetes diagnosis means you have a lot to learn about the disease - including sifting fact from fiction. Find the truths behind some common diabetes myths here. If you assume a diabetes diagnosis means you're fated to a life full of bland foods, think again. The truth is that plenty of tasty foods have a place in your diet. Di...

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