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Your Thyroid: Small Gland, Big Responsibility

Located just below the Adam’s apple at the bottom of your neck is a small butterfly-shaped gland called the thyroid. The hormones produced by the thyroid are transported in the blood to every part of the body to control metabolism. This means these hormones influence your breathing, blood circulation, muscle contraction, the rate you burn […]

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Hate Dieting? Don’t Worry, Here’s a Solution.

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Lose weight the slow but simple way If you’re like me, … How many times have you gone on a diet only to gain the weight right back when it’s over? Dieting almost always leads to some weight loss, but it doesn’t always last. In the end, the hunger pains, deprivation, hard work, and possibly […]

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Stretching 101

Tips for stretching and flexibility exercises. If you’re confused about the purpose and correct way to stretch, you’re not alone. Our Director, Irene Diamond has been teaching people how to stay fit for the last 35 years. Over the years, the rules of stretching have changed and as a result, research shows many people continue […]

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Weak in the Knees?

Exercises to strengthen your Knees. Get a little bit older or put on some extra pounds and you’ll realize that knee problems can become a daily struggle. Simple, everyday movements like walking or bending can become difficult and even painful for those with weak knees. Strong knees, on the other hand, while often overlooked, make […]

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If You’re Alive, Exercise!

If You’re Alive, Exercise! Think you’re too old to exercise? Not by a decade. (Or two.) Maybe in days gone by you had the energy and motivation to exercise. You may have even been a body builder or marathon runner. But for whatever reason, exercise fell by the wayside over the years and you slowly […]

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Chocolate Fudge Pops

Children love these rich, frozen, fudgy treats! Make some for your Fourth of July celebration. Categories: Desserts, Snack, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegetarian Here’s What You Need 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix 3 cups milk 1/2 cup white sugar Instructions In a mixing bowl, combine pudding, sugar, and milk. Pour mixture into […]

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Delicious Turkey Burgers

This is a simple and delicious recipe for those who do not eat red meat. These are really good – any cooking method may be used, and they freeze very well. The recipe can also be used for meatballs or meat loaves.” Categories: Low Carb, Lunch, Low Calorie, Dinner, Sugar-Free, High Protein, Dairy-Free Here’s What […]

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Absolutely Amazing Ahi

This tantalizing appetizer mingles fresh ahi, avocado, cucumbers and spice and will impress the most knowledgeable food critic. Categories: Low Carb, Lunch, Low Calorie, Dinner, Heart Healthy Diet, High Protein, Dairy-Free Here’s What You Need 1/2 cup diced cucumber 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 avocados – peeled, pitted and […]

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Earth Day Wellness

Earth Day was this past Tuesday, April 22nd. In light of this most important holiday I decided to elaborate on wellness tips that are Earth conscious. We all know that personal wellness practice is greatly beneficial and the more we exercise the more likely we are to be spending our free time outside enjoying our […]

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Four Simple Ways to Keep Stress at Bay

Four simple ways to keep stress at bay   As much as we enjoy the emerging flowers and warmer weather of April, there can be a bit of a dark cloud hanging in the spring sky. Often the first few weeks of the month are a rush of receipts and “1040’s” as the April 15th […]

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