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December 14, 2016

Take Advantage of Winter Exercise Options in Raleigh, NC

When winter comes to Raleigh, exercising on outdoor trails remains an option for much of the season. Sure, some cold, nasty days make the gym the only option. But plenty of mild days make winter in the North Carolina Piedmont pleasant. Outside activity remains a viable way to keep your heart healthy. Certified Trainer and REX Wellness…

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December 30, 2015

Winter-Proof Your Workout

Don't let the lazy winter days keep you from maintaining a healthy exercise routine! Here are five easy steps for a winter-proof workout.

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July 21, 2015

Cucumber Salad

Learn how to make a summer favorite, cucumber salad, with just a few simple steps and ingredients! Low-fat yogurt, vinegar and dill will make this cucumber salad a great light meal, or a nice healthy snack. [...]

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July 21, 2015

Your Farmers Market Guide

Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. With more farmers markets taking root across the U.S., buying fresh is easier than ever. [...]

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June 22, 2015

6 Brain Benefits of Walking

Going on regular walks does not only benefit your physical health, but also your mental health. Read more about the ways that walking has on your brain. [...]

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June 22, 2015

Summer Breeze Smoothie

Smoothies are such an easy, healthy, and tasty treat-especially in the summer! Add this Summer Breeze Smoothie to your go-to list of recipes for hot days. This recipe is simple, affordable, and only 121 calories! [...]

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June 10, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders are a favorite from childhood to adulthood. Learn how to make them from home, without the high amount of calories. This recipe calls for coating the tenders in panko breadcrumbs before baking them. Baking instead of frying, greatly reduces the overall fat and calorie content found in regular chicken tenders. A quick, simple, and healthy twist on a classic meal. [...]

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June 4, 2015

Fiesta Lettuce Wraps and Pepper Boats

Add some variety to your diet with this colorful summer meal. Get creative with these lettuce wraps and pepper boats for only 350 calories! [...]

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March 30, 2015

TRX – Fitness Anywhere

Over the past few years I have been doing quite a bit of business and leisure traveling. With little access to a gym on my trips, I was forced into workouts that usually involved running. As much as I like the versatility of running, it’s not my favorite thing to do. I usually ended my…

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March 25, 2015

Comparing the DASH and the Mediterranean Diets

According to the CDC, hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 70 million Americans. It’s a condition which can lead to weakening of the arteries, stroke, and heart and kidney disease if is not controlled. High blood pressure is a measured blood pressure reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher. Shockingly, one out of three American adults…

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March 25, 2015

Conquering Sleep Problems

If you’ve been accused of getting up ‘on the wrong side of the bed,’ is it because you didn’t get much sleep on any side on the bed? Some simple changes in your daily habits may be effective in helping you rest easier. Exercise early. Activity too close to bedtime can wind you up and…

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February 20, 2015

Navigating Nutrition Noise

Diet advice can be confusing, conflicting and overwhelming. Almost daily, you hear about a new study that contradicts the one you heard the week before. New studies gain traction in the media and spread like wildfire. You search the internet to read more about what you just heard on the news and you become even…

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