Heart-healthy gifts that keep on giving
Dec07

Heart-healthy gifts that keep on giving

It’s that time of year again — the gift-giving season. This year, how about focusing on holidays gifts that help your loved one (or you) stay faithful to a heart-healthy lifestyle? As soon as the New Year hits, everyone will start thinking about ways to become happier and healthier. So why not offer them a head start with a gift that keeps on giving? Here’s a list of 10 heart-healthy gift ideas: Under Armour HeatGear or ColdGear...

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Healthy Thanksgiving Foods: 5 Items To Be Thankful For
Nov19

Healthy Thanksgiving Foods: 5 Items To Be Thankful For

By the Registered Dietitians at 2 Your Health Do you have specific concerns such as renal function, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease to manage this holiday season? When addressing kidney health it is important to monitor sodium, potassium, and phosphorous intake, eliminate unnecessary additives or preservatives, and control portion sizes. Whether you are addressing a health condition or trying to cut back on calories, the tips...

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Ditch the diet, develop a pattern
Aug17

Ditch the diet, develop a pattern

For some of us, the word diet triggers a fight-or-flight response. Our pulse quickens as we panic about imposed limitations and restrictions hindering us from ever enjoying food again. But diet’s gotten a bad rap over the years. The word has a few modern definitions. It can refer to a special course of food we restrict ourselves to for weight loss or medical reasons. But, according to Merriam-Webster, its original meaning derived from...

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Tis’ the season for salt-free grilling
Jul13

Tis’ the season for salt-free grilling

Spending an evening by the barbecue grilling out with friends and family is time well spent. But the corn on the cob, red meat, burger buns and sodas from a single cookout can deliver a whopping dose of unwanted fat, sugar and sodium. Watching what we eat doesn’t mean missing out on our favorite foods and festivities. By planning ahead and making smart food choices, we can have a great time grilling while making grilling good for us,...

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On the road again (with an empty stomach)
Jun15

On the road again (with an empty stomach)

It happens to all of us. Even with the best intentions of sticking to a healthy diet, we get caught on the road with an empty stomach. And, as we desperately scan the horizon for a decent option, we feel hopeless staring at a vast sea of fast food signs. Most of us spend a lot of time on the road – driving to work, school, dance and soccer practice or out-of-town conferences. Although eating healthy on the run does present its...

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