Tips to Eating a Fiber-Rich, Flavorful Diet

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A while back I heard that spinach was high in fiber. "Great!" I thought. I have the fiber area covered. 25-35 grams can't be that hard to squeeze in, right? I have been known to put down an entire Costco bag of spinach by myself in less than 2 weeks.…

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Health and the Holidays: Five Tips for Not Getting Sick This Season

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I love the holidays. I love the decor, the family get togethers and of course, the festive food. Although every year I must remind myself of one thing—do not "over" anything. By this I mean:

  • Over decorate
  • Over commit
  • Over eat
I have a tendency to get a little excited…

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Tips to Battling the Bulge Over the Holidays

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The holiday season is among us. Some of us are knee deep in snow, others are up to our eye balls in gift wrapping, while others are buried in the stress of planning holiday meals, baking cookies and trying to figure out how to avoid those extra pounds that tend…

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Balanced Play: Indoor and Outdoor Games to Keep Kids Active and Healthy

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Lifestyle—It takes only a sentence to fully translate how I understand the concept of balanced play. That sentence is the following: “I am a single mom with two sons under the age of ten.” While it can be a challenge to find the space and time to take my…

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Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy

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Before I was a mom I never realized how precious sleep was.  Balancing motherhood, work, and household responsibilities makes me feel like I am always running a step behind on energy and sleep.  My usual method to get me through is a huge latte each morning but that caffeine really…

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Water: The Importance of Staying Hydrated

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Hydration—With hot summer days are upon us, I thought it might be good to talk about the importance of staying hydrated. One of the books that were recommended in my Master’s Program was a book called: “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj. This…

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