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Stay hydrated and beat the heat

By: Amy Bohl, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Whether you’re a serious athlete or a recreational one, summer’s high temperatures can put you at risk for dehydration. Hydration is necessary for good health, and it’s important to make sure you consume the right amount of fluids before, during and after activity. Because the […]

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Recipes for camping

Campfire Pot of S ’mores Ingredients: 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) whole graham crackers, crushed 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips 2 cups miniature marshmallows Directions: Combine cracker crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom of a cast iron skillet […]

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Setting up a split routine training program

While total body training is great, there are drawbacks to keeping the same routine over time. When you’re working all of your muscle groups at once, you don’t have the time or energy to focus on each muscle group as closely as you would if you split your workout. Split routines allow you to do […]

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Sticky notes to self…

I love sticky notes…I use them and put them in my path to remind me to do something; get something or simply write on is a pick up phrase or Bible verse that I need to hear over and over again. Use the mental image of a sticky note or the real deal to motivate […]

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Yoga is a key piece of one’s healing journey

Written by: Lauren Villegas, PsyD, psychotherapist, Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Cancer steals your breath; yoga gives it back. As a psychotherapist and a yoga teacher, I am always trying to figure out ways that I can combine my two passions in a meaningful way. I recently began researching the impact yoga has on common side effects […]

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Mindfulness through relaxation and stretching

If I asked you if you are aware of your body when you are resting, relaxing or stretching, you’d probably think I was a bit nuts. Why should I be doing something when I am trying to relax and not do anything?  The issue is when many of us “relax,” we are actually filling our […]

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Healthier Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Serves: 8 INGREDIENTS For the filling 2 cups rhubarb, diced 2 cups strawberries, diced zest from one orange (or lemon) 1 teaspoon lemon juice 5 Tablespoons honey a pinch of salt 1½ Tablespoons cornstarch For the crumbles ½ cup chopped pecans ¾ cups almond flour (for gluten free, you may sub with whole wheat flour) […]

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Pregnancy tip #9: three foods to add to your diet

While you are pregnant, make sure to add these three foods to your diet. Really, everyone should add these three foods to their diet! BEANS- Beans are a very healthy and versatile food. They are full of fiber, protein, and nutrients. There are so many different kinds to try: chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, pinto […]

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Healthy Recipe: Dark Chocolate Blueberry Bark with Roasted Flax Seeds

As prepared by Chef Mike Wetzel of Agnesian HealthCare Ingredients 1 package (6 ounces or 1-1/4 cup) fresh blueberries 16 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (about two cups dark chocolate chips) 60% cocoa or higher 3 ounces sliced almonds, toasted and cooled to room temperature 1/3 cup sunflower seeds, salted 1/3 cup flax seeds, toasted Directions […]

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Prenatal Yoga

Benefits of prenatal yoga

Prenatal yoga has numerous benefits: stress relief, improved balance and flexibility, and reducing lower back discomfort just to name a few.  Of course, please get clearance from your doctor before engaging in any physical activity when pregnant. 3 yoga poses I recommend including into your daily routine are the bird/dog pose, child’s pose, and pigeon […]

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