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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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Running on track

Tips to consider when picking out footwear

Written by: Brian Azinger, MA, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center As weather gets warmer and our thoughts move to outdoor activities, it may be time to consider our footwear. When acquiring new shoes for our activity of choice, there are a few things to consider when fitting a new pair of shoes. Pick […]

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Tips for a better golf game: build endurance

Written by: Michael Kurek, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Golf is a game of many ups and downs. One day you may feel like Jordan Spieth winning the coveted green jacket, and the next you may wonder why you ever picked up a club in the first place! However, like any sport, it does […]

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Tips for a better golf game: warm up properly

Written by: Michael Kurek, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Golf is a game of many ups and downs. One day you may feel like Jordan Spieth winning the coveted green jacket, and the next you may wonder why you ever picked up a club in the first place! However, like any sport, it does […]

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Healthy Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

1 lb. (about 3) boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 onions, halved 2 bay leaves 1tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. salt 1 tbsp. olive oil 12 fresh corn tortillas 2 cups tomatillo sauce Black Pepper Cilantro Sprigs 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese 1 cup Greek yogurt or low-fat sour […]

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Tips for a better golf game: improve flexibility

Written by: Michael Kurek, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Golf is a game of many ups and downs. One day you may feel like Jordan Spieth winning the coveted green jacket, and the next you may wonder why you ever picked up a club in the first place! However, like any sport, it does […]

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Pregnancy hydration

Pregnancy tip #3: hydration

Proper hydration while pregnant plays a very important role in the development of your baby, helps your body regulate temperature, helps flush out sodium and lessen swelling, prevent constipation and hemorrhoids, lessen fatigue, and many more benefits. Water is the best source of fluids to stay hydrated.  A pregnant woman needs more fluids than the […]

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The importance of using a foam roller

Written by: Sarah Schultz, MS, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center, Fond du Lac What do you do when your muscles are really sore after a hard workout? Please don’t tell me you lay in bed! One great way to assist with muscle recovery is to use a foam roller. Foam rollers come in many […]

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Pregnancy tip #2: choose healthy snacks

During pregnancy, approximately an extra 300 calories is needed each day in your second and third trimester. A great way to obtain these calories is from eating healthy snacks throughout the day. There are so many healthy snack options to pick from including yogurt, nuts, granola bar, a bag of cereal, fruit, veggies with hummus, […]

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