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Could you be at risk for Type II Diabetes?

Written by: Tara Schmitz, Agnesian Work & Wellness – Wellness Coordinator Diabetes contributes to over 230,000 deaths in the United States per year, and yet many people are not aware they have the disease or may have risk factors associated with it. Risk factors increase a person’s risk for developing pre-diabetes and eventually type 2 […]

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Crunch-Free Core Strengthening for Athletes

Participating in a regular core strengthening program has been shown to increase explosive power and prevent injury during athletic activities. Your core muscles are needed to stabilize both your upper and lower extremities during high level activities, such as throwing and kicking. When most people think about core strengthening exercises, the first exercise that comes […]

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Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Wedges

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Makes 4 servings Nonstick cooking spray 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/3 inch thick wedges 1 tbsp. canola oil ½ tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. dried oregano Coat the grill rack with cooking spray; heat the grill to […]

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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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