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What should I eat for optimal performance?

Remember that a well-fueled body is going to perform better than one that has been starved all day. Do not overeat. Any food that remains in the stomach may cause cramping, indigestion, nausea, and/or vomiting. Try to eat small meals/snacks five to seven times per day. It is important to consume 20 to 30 grams [...]

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Memories – Not For Sale

It’s been seven-and-one-half years since my husband died; my daughter is grown and out on her own. So I have had a great deal of time to do some thinking. I have been thinking about selling my family home and move into something smaller; or should I stay here and hire people to help me [...]

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Summer grilling tips

By Eileen Jandre, RD, CD with Agnesian HealthCare Summer just wouldn’t be complete without cookouts, grill outs and barbeques! The smoky aroma of a grill is iconic with summer nights. Many of us automatically think of the classic brats, burgers and hot dogs as typically grilled food, all of which are usually high in fat [...]

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Have you ever been mellow?

Through my years as a physician, I have developed an interest in what I call “rustproofing people”—taking good care of ourselves, like we do of our cars in order to last longer and look better. There is a great deal written about taking care of one’s physical health—common sense and moderation in food and drink, [...]

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Video Blog: Expiration Dates Matter

Written by: Joy Schultz, PharmD Pharmacy Director at Agnesian HealthCare If you searched through your medications at home, would you find any that are expired?  As medications age or are stored improperly, the amount of the useful ingredients in the medication decrease causing them to be ineffective or even potentially dangerous.  It is really important to [...]

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Childhood anxiety: how to help your child with worries

It would be wonderful if the innocence of childhood could be worry-free. Unfortunately, many children can by filled with worry, anxiety and fear. The good news is that teaching children ways to manage worries and cope positively with anxiety as they develop can have a lifelong positive impact. What is anxiety? An automatic response built [...]

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Exercise: a moderate proposal (Part Two)

Part Two: Raising your heart rate In terms of heart rate, experts define moderate activity as anything that gets the heart beating at 50 to 70 percent of your maximum heart rate; vigorous, at 70 to 85 percent of capacity. Although there are individual variations due to genetics and fitness levels, you can generally determine [...]

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Spring – a time to clean and organize!

That is what spring is all about – wash windows, clean rugs, clean those areas we have neglected all winter. I just love the feeling of a clean house and the best part is having one that is organized. I am not an expert on organization, far from, but I like to take things that [...]

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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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In The Springtime of Your Grief

It has been such a long winter this year, the never-ending snow, subzero weather reports and the gale force winds. I have never looked forward to getting spring fever as much as I have this year. I long to stand in my kitchen window and see the first flowers of spring peek through the brown [...]

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