Healthy Holidays

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With the holidays fast approaching, it might be tempting to fill up on those tasty dinners and snacks. Do you make any special healthy substitutions? 1. Start small: When it comes to Thanksgiving, the biggest concern is not just WHAT you are eating, but HOW MUCH of it you are eating. Aim to have small portions of those high-calorie foods such as casseroles and desserts while filling up on lighter fare such as vegetables and lean turkey. 2. Talk turkey: Turkey is a great source of lean protein and is healthiest if you skip the skin and go for the white meat. If you prefer the dark meat, mix and match in order to get a little extra flavor without adding too much fat. 3. Veg out: Fall veggies such as squash and green beans are great side dishes that can add color and variety to the meal without adding too many extra calories.” READ THE REST

Storm Preparation Recommendations From The CDC

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The East Coast was devastated by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The CDC has practical information on what to put in to your storm preparedness kit. -Several clean containers of water, large enough for a three-to-five day supply, about five gallons per person -A supply of non-perishable foods that can last up to five days. Non-perishable foods may include peanut butter, protein bars, dry cereal or granola, nuts, crackers, canned juices and ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables. -A first aid kit and manual. -A battery-powered radio, flashlights, and extra batteries. READ MORE

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast cancer can be devastating, and odds are that you know someone that is affected. The good news is that there are ways to reduce your risk:
_ “Studies have shown that women who exercise 30 minutes at least three times a week are less likely to develop the disease, partly because exercise helps boost the immune system. “ “Women who consume two or more alcoholic beverages per day have been found to have an increase risk of breast cancer,” Pruthi said. _ READ MORE

Fall Outdoor Workout Ideas!

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Fall can be an excellent time for exercise. There is not as much as scorching heat as in the summer, with less chance of the freezing temperatures of winter. With that in mind, take advantage of these fall workout ideas.

“No matter what you do, make sure you dress the part. Wear reflective gear if you’re running on the streets at night, and wear layers if the temps have gotten chilly.”