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Pumpkin oat bran muffins

Written by on 9/29/2015 6:00:00 AM

Get a healthy taste of fall with this recipe for pumpkin oat bran muffins.

1-1/2 cups oat bran
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice continue reading ...

Tags: muffins , pumpkin | Posted in: Nutrition

Get fit at work

Written by Shelly Cherry on 9/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Take the stairs at work instead of the elevatorStaying active at work can be hard for most. Here are 12 easy tips to keep moving and stay healthy at the office:

  1. Take the stairs
  2. Park your car far from the entrance
  3. Move around for five minutes every hour (walk around your department or up and down a flight of stairs)
  4. Keep a water bottle at your desk
  5. Have walking meetings continue reading ...

Free weights vs. resistance machines

Written by Kathleen Connelly on 9/15/2015 6:00:00 AM

Women lifting free weights at gym

Have you ever wondered which is better for strength training: free weights or resistance machines?

Both will help you build strength and tone up. But believe it or not, free weights are best! So, ditch the machines and grab some dumbbells! continue reading ...

Food highlight: Pineapple

Written by Health Coach on 9/3/2015 6:30:00 AM

With its mix of vitamins, antioxidants, and enzymes, pineapple has many nutritional benefits. 

Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system. It also contains the enzyme bromelain which can help reduce severe inflammation. 

Pineapples are also fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in sodium. One cup of pineapple has about 70 to 85 calories and is a great source of natural sugar. 

So, what are you waiting for? Slice up some pineapple for a quick snack today!

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Fall produce guide

Written by Health Coach on 8/31/2015 6:00:00 AM

Whether you’re carving pumpkins, traversing a cornfield maze, or spending the afternoon at an apple orchard, fall brings a plethora of outdoor activities and seasonal produce to enjoy.

Considered to be “in season” all year, apples are an especially popular food during the fall. Apples are high in fiber and vitamin C, while being extremely low in sodium and fat. Not only does a medium apple count as one serving of fruit, but it offers many cardiovascular benefits. An apple a day just may keep the doctor away. continue reading ...

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