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May 30 2018

Every Sip Counts

by Pam Speich, Registered Dietitian Water promotes healthy skin, helps prevent afternoon fatigue, and—when served cold—helps keep you cool.  Because being in hot weather increases fluid losses, it’s easy to become dehydrated in the summertime, especially if you exercise in the heat. To determine your fluid needs during the hot summer months, start by calculating your Read more

By: Ashley Cappel, Registered Dietitian Have you ever had a day when you just can’t seem to curb those cravings for sweets? How about a night when you find yourself raiding the kitchen cabinets? Rest assured–you’re not alone! All of us have specific hormones in our bodies that influence appetite. Two of the strongest hormones Read more

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are here! This season, eat, drink and be merry without having the holidays end up a nutrition disaster. Here are 12 tips to help you stay on track with your health and wellness goals. Stick to a regular meal schedule. Sticking to your regular schedule will set you Read more

New blood pressure guidelines were announced on Monday, November 13 at the American Heart Association Conference in Anaheim, California.  Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is now defined as having a systolic pressure (the top number) of 130 and a diastolic pressure (the bottom number) of 80 or higher.  In comparison, the previous guidelines were 140 Read more

Halloween candy and gym nutrition

Depending on the number of trick-or-treaters in your house, there is a very good chance you are waking up this morning with more candy than you gave away last night. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, consumers were expected to splurge this year on all things Halloween, and candy was no exception. Read more

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