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Heart Health: Women and cardiovascular disease

February is National Heart Month, so each Friday in February we will be posting an article about steps a person can take to reduce their risk of heart disease.  Our featured blogger is Kristy Krause, a nurse with Agnesian HealthCare.  Kristy is also our Cardiac Educator. What do you think of when it comes to women and [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Lemon-Vanilla Berry Parfait

Submitted by: Alicia Jennerjohn, RD CD Ingredients: 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt 2 (3.5-ounce) containers fat-free vanilla pudding 2 tablespoons bottled lemon curd (such as Dickinson’s) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons honey Zest of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3 cups mixed berries (such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries) Fresh mint leaves [...]

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The Best YOU!

by Kate Krantz, PT, COMT In my role as a Physical Therapist, I frequently discuss weight concerns and general health with women of all ages.  I am not a dietitian or physician, but I am a woman who loves chocolate and sweets and struggles to maintain a healthy weight! For me, at the age of 35 I [...]

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How to combat computer neck?

Do you suffer from computer neck?  Are you hunched forward from your job or are you on your computer  Googling too much information for your latest project? Are you sedentary – meaning  the wheels on your rolling chair get more exercise than you do? Do you feel stiff and like you need to unfold your [...]

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Video Blog: Stability Ball Hip Crossover

Starting Position: Lay on your back with your knees bent holding the sides of the ball (the ball should not be touching the ground). Procedure: Roll the ball to one side until your knee touches the floor.  Pull the ball up and roll to the other side. Where: You should feel this in your sides [...]

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Video Blog: Why So Many Churches?

As we walk or drive around our neighborhoods, we see lots of churches, affiliated with many different religions. Why is that? Bishop Don Hying shares a little insight on the differences.      

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True or False? Exercise both sides of a joint.

To remain balanced when lifting weights, you should exercise both sides of the joint or the body.   True! To remain balanced in your routine, you need to exercise the opposing muscle groups, or the agonist and antagonist muscles. For example, if you are working the hamstrings on the back of the thigh, you need [...]

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