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Why Core Training?

If you have read anything over the past few years about fitness training or athletic performance, then you have heard the term “core training”.  However, you probably have heard it with little or no data to back up why you should add it to your training routine.  Well, a recent French study demonstrated that a [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Easy Peach Crisp

4 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup low-fat granola without raisins 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 large peaches, pitted and sliced 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt Preparation Preheat broiler to high. Place granola on a jelly-roll pan, spreading evenly. Broil 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Melt butter [...]

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Take advantage of farmers’ markets this summer

Summer is a great time to enjoy fresh produce that is available through community farmers’ markets. People who eat fresh fruits and vegetables as part of their diets have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases. The USDA’s My Place recommends making half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Agnesian HealthCare is partnering with Produce [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Spicy Salmon with Olive-and-Lemon Quinoa

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes: 4 servings ½ cup chopped scallions Small pinch red pepper flakes Pinch salt 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil Nonstick cooking spray 1 lb. thick skin-on salmon fillet 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 2 tbsp. toasted pine nuts 2 tbsp. pitted, chopped black olives 1 tbsp. [...]

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Top five things young athletes should focus on this summer

Summer is right around the corner, and most athletes are working hard in their spring sport or already thinking ahead to the fall. To take advantage of the upcoming summer, it’s important to stay focused on your training, especially these five things. 1)    Nutrition: Proper nutrition is essential to the high school athlete. Whether your [...]

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Staying motivated to train

When setting up a training program for one of our fitness members I heard a familiar question.  “How do I motivate myself to keep coming”.  It’s a question that all of us ask ourselves during workouts or even in our daily lives.  The answer isn’t simple, it’s not about willpower or rewards.  It boils down [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Lemon-Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

Makes: 6 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes 2 bunches asparagus, ends snapped off 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil 4 garlic cloves, lightly crushed and peeled Zest (in long stripes) and juice of 1 lemon ¾ tsp. salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Pinch red pepper flakes ¼ ounce shaved parmesan [...]

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Diabetes support: Why is physical activity important for people with diabetes?

Written by: Louise Borzcik, RD, CD, CDE, certified diabetes educator, Agnesian HealthCare Physical activity, at least 30 minutes a day, is important for everyone! However, for people with diabetes, consistent physical exercise does a lot of good things! Physical activity: Helps insulin work better. Insulin is what takes the sugar out of your blood and [...]

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Eating outside the home

Written by: Rebecca Hoerth, APNP How can a person make good food choices in a fast food world? Unless we are careful, even one fast food meal can pack on enough calories for the entire day. Often, they are loaded with carbohydrates, fats, salts and MSG to make for a tastier temptation. Try to stick [...]

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Broiled Fish with Romesco Sauce and Couscous

Makes: 4 servings Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 15 Minutes 1 cup dry couscous 1/3 cup sliced almonds 4 6oz. tilapia (or other white fish) fillets 3 tsp. olive oil ½ tsp. salt 1 tbsp. plain bread crumbs 1 7oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained ½ tsp. sherry vinegar 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ [...]

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