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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 ...

Tags: produce | Posted in: Nutrition , Wellness Tips

11 tips to eat healthy when dining out

Written by Jennifer Gill on 8/27/2015 6:00:00 AM

When eating out it can be hard to find healthy options. Menus are often packed with items that are high in fat, cooked in oil, battered and/or fried. Here are a few tips to keep your waistline and taste buds happy: continue reading ...

Tags: dining out , to-go | Posted in: Nutrition

10 ways to move more

Written by Health Coach on 8/21/2015 6:00:00 AM

Man tying shoes before workoutIf you are like most people, you spend a majority of your day sitting. We sit on the drive to work, we sit at our desk, we sit watching TV, we sit at our kid’s sporting get the point. 

Here are 10 tips to help motivate you to move more each day. continue reading ...

Tags: exercise , Fit Friday | Posted in: Fitness

5 ways to lower your sodium intake

Written by Health Coach on 8/13/2015 6:00:00 AM

High-sodium diets are linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Sodium also increases bloating and weight gain. On average, American adults eat more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium daily, which is more than double the American Heart Association's recommended limit of 1,500 milligrams per day. 

Here is how you can lower your sodium intake: continue reading ...

Tags: heart-healthy , sodium | Posted in: Nutrition

What does organic really mean?

Written by Health Coach on 8/4/2015 6:30:00 AM

Organic foodsUnsure about organic foods and whether or not should you be buying them? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions about organic foods.

What does organic mean?
The USDA has developed national standards to assure that agricultural products marketed as organic meet consistent, uniform standards. Growers apply for the organic certification and their farms and products undergo rigorous inspections to make sure they meet the standards for proper growing and handling.

Only products that meet the national standards may display the organic seal. There are also certifications for “natural,” “unprocessed,” “local,” or “whole” foods. continue reading ...

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