Category Archives: Holidays

‘Twas the week with no fat

‘Twas the week with no fat, when all through the home, I couldn’t have a cookie, nor a delicious ice cream cone. In an attempt to be healthy, I staved off good food, But I was surely going crazy, deep … Continue reading

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Time to Reflect, Reboot

December tends to bring a lull in workouts for me. Training and recovery from my fall marathon are long past, and training for my next race is at least a month away. Although I’m still running regularly, my schedule has … Continue reading

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Healthy helpings: Halloween treats don’t have to be scary

By Marta Smith Halloween is a nutritionist’s worst nightmare, and it’s just around the corner. Many popular candies contain sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. You want the kids to have fun while trick-or-treating and you want … Continue reading

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Make healthy Fourth of July food choices

Between hot dogs and creamy potato salad, Fourth of July treats can put your calorie count over the edge. One hot dog has 150 calories and 13 grams of fat while a cheeseburger with nothing but the basics can come … Continue reading

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Healthy Helpings: Avoid weight gain this holiday season

On average, Americans gain 1 to 2 pounds during the holidays. It might not seem like much, but the extra weight tends to accumulate over the years.

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How to burn off Thanksgiving dinner

Estimate: The average American eats 4,500 calories in the holiday meal.

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Wellness Wrap 5/24/13: Survival guide for summer food temptations; ADHD linked to obesity risk

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news and lists events that will help you stay fit during the weekend. Check back every Friday morning. Have an interesting health or fitness-related link or event to share? … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 3/29/13: Easter candy alternatives; Celebrity food endorsements; Race updates

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news and lists events that will help you stay fit during the weekend. Check back every Friday morning. Have an interesting health or fitness-related link or event to share? … Continue reading

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Don’t take the weekend off

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, remember to enjoy yourself but stay aware of what you’re eating and drinking.  Research has shown that people tend to eat more on the weekends – with some people gobbling up as … Continue reading

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Carrot Cupcakes a more nutritious treat for your Valentine

This lighter dessert tastes like the real thing. But it has more than half the fat and about one-third fewer calories compared with traditional carrot cake.

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