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How many calories should I be eating?

For a simple way to calculate the number of calories you should be eating, take your body weight and multiply it by 10. This amount will maintain your current weight. If you are not happy with that weight or need to lose a few pounds, read on.  These guidelines are approved by Heather Schmidt, DO, [...]

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What is in a pound?

Many people wonder why they don’t lose weight. The biggest reason is a lack of calorie deficit in there day. It’s simple math, calories in must equal exercise calories out to maintain, lose or gain. Here’s a what if …a pound of weight loss equals the need for a deficit of 3,500 calories. Doing this [...]

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Supersized Waistlines of Americans… and 10 tips to shrink yours

Are you like the 60% of American’s who eat a fast food lunch at least once a week; or the 25% who eat out 5 or MORE times because of a hectic life? Although a meal eaten on the run fits easily into a busy schedule; it is not an invitation to eat unhealthy or [...]

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Here’s how to get started on a positive body image breakthrough

Sometimes we use “thinness” and diets as a metaphor for what we really want in life. We think, “When I lose weight, I’ll finally be happy.” Being thin won’t make you happy. Being healthy and well will improve your sense of satisfaction with your life. You’ll have more energy; you’ll sleep better; your moods might [...]

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A Review of 26 Healthy Habits Part One: Food and Eating

I was recently asked to review an article by Laura Schwecherl about 26 healthy habits that really aren’t so healthy.  I’d like to pass on some of the truth that health conscious people engage in. I’ll break up the 26 in a few articles, so that is easier to digest, and perhaps easier to inventory [...]

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Emotional Eating

Have you ever found yourself standing in front of the refrigerator looking for something to eat when you weren’t hungry? Are there times when you’ve had a snack, even though you knew you weren’t hungry and you struggled not to eat because you knew that you’d feel guilty afterward? What made you eat even though [...]

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Bouncing back after baby

Having a baby is a life-changing and amazing experience. When you hold your little bundle for the first time, you are elated beyond measure. But shortly after returning home and getting into your daily routine, you realize that your body is not what it used to be. Your body is caught in a state of [...]

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Your Body After a Baby

Author: Dr. Kristen Witkowski Childbirth is one of the most beautiful experiences in a woman’s life, but the post-pregnancy body can be one of the most stressful!  If new mother’s follow these five tips, they will be well on their way to fitting in those pre-pregnancy jeans! Avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy. A healthier [...]

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Take Steps to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet

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. Did you know that the latest recommendation from the [...]

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Zombie Before Dawn?

Are you one of those people that do not eat breakfast for whatever reason? Are you a Zombie walking to the gym or to work at dawn?  It doesn’t matter your rationale; not eating in the morning is not a good choice for a first shift worker. For a third shift worker, this is a [...]

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