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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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Autism speaks – literally

Just because a person with autism cannot speak doesn’t mean they have nothing to say. The availability of more and more technologically advanced assisted typing and speaking devices has released a treasure of until now imprisoned thoughts and insight in some children and adults with autism. I get many “I have a son or daughter […]

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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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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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How to stay motivated

Most days I have someone ask me… “How do I stay motivated,” or “How do you stay motivated?” There are many philosophies and approaches on this question…ultimately you need to find that reason or reasons that you started…why do you want to have better fitness and health? Is it that you want to keep up […]

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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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