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Healthy Recipe: Mexican-Style Chicken Soup

Makes: 6 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped 2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. dried oregano I tsp. ground cumin 1 quart reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 ¼ lb. plum tomatoes, diced 1 […]

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Healthy Recipe: Broiled Lemon-Dill Chicken with Peppers

Serves: 4 Prep time: 18 minutes Cook time: 18 minutes 5 chicken breasts on the bone with skin, trimmed of excess fat (each should weigh about 1 ½ lb.) 5 lemon slices 5 large dill sprigs 2 tsp. minced garlic, divided ¼ tsp. salt, divided ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper, divided 1 large red bell […]

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Targeting High Blood Pressure with exercise

Exercise is a drug free approach to lowering blood pressure. Regular aerobic or dynamic (moving) exercise depend mainly on the energy derived from consuming oxygen or your increased oxygen consumption helps your heart/cardiovascular system become stronger and more efficient at pumping blood, thus lower/control blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure (the top number) will rise with […]

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I know I need to eat better, but where do I start?

First of all, I am not a dietitian, so this article in not about the right number of grams of each food source you should eat, or what you should eat for your specific diseases, issues…it is a general guide to helping you eat better. Life is full of good, better best choices. You can […]

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Grilled patty pan squash steaks with herb sauce

This is a perfect dish for great big patty pan squash that you can find at the local farmer’s market. Cut them into thick slices, grill, and then serve with this easy Italian style topping. The thick slices grill up just like steaks! For the Herb sauce: For four servings, start with a generous handful […]

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Healthy lifestyle reminder with beads

Someone gave me the following idea from their church bulletin to remind them to be healthier in their choices. I loved the idea and modified it to what I think would be a great reminder for us all to have! All you need is some colored beads and string to make  a keychain, bracelet or […]

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Quick re-boot…

If you need a quick reboot to your life…here are five steps to start that change. Determine a schedule to move – three days a week to start for the first month. State using your name, Joe Fit will exercise three times a week. Committing out loud helps; saying it someone for accountability, even better! […]

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Thirsty and it’s not Thursday?

Ever hear any of these phrases, or said it yourself? “I don’t feel so good.” Answer, “Why don’t you have some soup and crackers or 7-up?” “I am stressed out!” Answer, “Where is the chocolate?” Or, “I am soooo tired!” Answer, “I think if I eat I will wake up.” “I feel depressed and fat.” […]

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Wetsuit Chafing

by Jackie Crosby Everyone has felt that itch. You may notice it right away, or not until the day after your race. It shows up later and is never appreciated. But you have to accept it. Your skin has been chafed. Chafing happens when skin is irritated for long periods of time. This can happen […]

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Buff summer bod…want one?

In the summer people tend to slack off on their weights because they don’t want to be in the gym…I get that. So get yourself a few sets of free weights and keep working on that lean muscle tissue even in the summer. Take the program you have at the gym and do it on […]

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