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February 4, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga for the Heart

By now you’ve probably heard about the benefits of yoga, traditionally involving slow stretching of the body while focusing on meditation and breathing. But did you know it can also be an integral part of heart disease prevention and management? For one thing, yoga postures work the muscles, which is good for the heart and…

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January 28, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Eating Right When You’re Short On Time

Grocery store convenience foods and drive-through fast foods are rarely the best nutritional choices for you and your family. Unfortunately, they’re often the go-to staples for families short on time. But sacrificing good nutrition quickly takes its toll, making you and your loved ones feel tired and sluggish. On the other hand, people who eat…

Nutrition

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January 23, 2015

Garden Turkey Meatloaf

Give meatloaf a makeover with lean ground turkey and two cups of veggies! Ingredients For meatloaf: 2 cups assorted vegetables, chopped – such as mushrooms, zucchini, red bell peppers or spinach 12 ounces 99 percent lean ground turkey ½ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs (or substitute regular breadcrumbs) ¼ cup fat-free evaporated milk ¼ teaspoon ground black…

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January 20, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Quitting Sitting May Help Your Health

Do you spend most your day sitting, whether it's at a desk, behind the wheel, on the couch … or all of the above? Even if you're making the right moves for your health in other ways, you could be sabotaging your health just by sitting.

Workplace Health

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January 9, 2015

Orange Couscous with Almonds, Raisins and Mint

Try something new with couscous! This dish can be served on its own or with chicken, beef or sautéed vegetables. Ingredients 1¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons raisins 1 cup whole-wheat couscous 1 tablespoon fresh mint, rinsed, dried and chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried) 1 tablespoon unsalted sliced almonds, toasted 1 medium orange, rinsed,…

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December 29, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Tips for Cultivating a Healthier Relationship w...

Maintaining an exercise regimen has the reputation of being challenging. Hundreds of articles provide tips on how to ‘stick with it’ and many of those tips suggest that failure to stay with an exercise program is due to a behavioral fault of the participant. ‘Goal Setting’, ‘Routine’, and ‘Self-Discipline’ are common buzz words associated with…

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December 29, 2014

Slow Cooker Vegetable Lentil Stew

Here’s a great recipe that uses good-for-you greens – kale and chard.  Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt (optional) 1 cup carrots, chopped 2 cups kale, chopped 2 cups chard, chopped 2 cups dried lentils 8 cups vegetable broth (or stock) 1…

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December 9, 2014

A Quick Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Sometimes it’s hard to make time for your regular workout. That’s why we’ve put together a quick workout you can do anytime and anywhere.  Quick Workout: 1 minute: Walk, March, Jog or Climb steps 1 minute: Squats 1 minute: Push Ups (or Wall Push Ups) 1 minute: Jumping Jacks (or Half Jack option) 1 minute:…

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June 30, 2014

Appetite Awareness

Learning how to key into your body’s true hunger and satiety is a balanced and effective approach which is helpful in weight management. There is great beauty and pleasure in eating when we are truly hungry. It means we have burned off all the fuel from the previous meal, our palate / taste buds are rejuvenated and ready to enjoy food, and it is the time food will taste best, giving us the most pleasure for the calories spent. This is the purpose of the Hunger Scale, a tool to call us back to eating when hungry and stopping when satisfied...

Nutrition

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April 24, 2014

The Mental and Social Benefits of Volunteering

As Raleigh turns its eyes to the Rex Hospital Open next month, May 22-25 at TPC at Wakefield Plantation, the tournament would not be possible without the help of over 400 volunteers. Our volunteers are the glue that holds the tournament together. So why volunteer? Dedicating your time as a volunteer is a great way to make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills. Volunteering is both good for your body and mind. Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction....

Wellness

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October 25, 2013

Family Life: Slow Down the Pace

Living life on the run is the norm for many families today. Often we try to cram as much into our day as possible, with back-to-back events and activities for ourselves and our kids. But taking time to relax and enjoy being together can help increase the quality of life for everyone in the family.

Health, Wellness

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