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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 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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December 17, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Tailgating with a Healthier Twist – Low Fat, Gl...

Post by Diane Danchi, R.D., L.D.N. Diane is a Registered Dietitian at Rex Wellness Center of Cary and Rex Wellness Center of Knightdale. ‘Tailgating with a Healthier Twist’ continues this week with another delicious tailgating menu from Rex Wellness Center Registered Dietitian Diane Danchi, R.D., L.D.N. This week’s menu includes: Low Fat, Gluten-Free Turkey Chili,…

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December 3, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Tailgating with a Healthier Twist – Jerk ...

“Tailgating with a Healthier Twist” continues this week with another delicious tailgating menu from Rex Wellness Center Registered Dietitian Diane Danchi, R.D., L.D.N. This week’s menu includes: Jerk Chicken Thighs, Low-Fat Herbed Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit Kabobs and a Feta Craisin Salad with Light Balsamic Dressing.

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November 26, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Stress Less This Holiday Season

Holidays are a time to bond with family and friends, but it is hard to find time or energy. Shopping can also cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. If you have a case of the holiday crazies, here are a few ways to cope!

Wellness

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November 12, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Tailgating with a Healthier Twist – Chick...

We’re kicking off our Wellness Wednesday series with the first installment of “Tailgating with a Healthier Twist” by Rex Wellness Center Registered Dietitian Diane Danchi, R.D., L.D.N. This week’s menu includes: Chicken Kabobs, Cream Cheese Stuffed New Potatoes, a Fruit and Cheese Plate and a Spinach and Edamame Salad.

Recipes

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January 24, 2014

Skip the Fad Diet and Aim to Succeed

Many New Year’s resolutions are geared towards weight loss. This can be a great goal to help you feel better for many reasons: positive health changes, and improved self esteem, and who doesn’t want their clothes to fit better? But, did you know that how you go about completing this goal affects the outcome? Fad diets focus on a “one size fits all” quick fix, but this does not lead to lasting results for many reasons...

Nutrition

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January 2, 2014

Are you sleeping in the right position?

Did you know you could actually improve your health while you sleep? It’s true. Your sleep position—whether you’re a side, back or stomach sleeper—not only affects the quality of your sleep, it also can help alleviate or aggravate certain conditions, like sleep apnea, acid reflux and more.

Sleep

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October 16, 2013

Staying Fit at the State Fair

It's time again for the North Carolina State Fair! If you are the adventuresome type, you might take a moment to ask yourself just how bad all this gooey, salty, greasy stuff is. Is it something to should worry about? After all, it is just once a year, right? Here are some strategies and an infographic to help you navigate as you feast at the fair.

Nutrition

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July 29, 2013

Exercise for Moms-to-be

It can be tough to know what’s safe when it comes to exercising during pregnancy: some women are combining pregnancy and marathon training while others are being put on bed rest. It really comes down to what types of exercise you were participating in prior to pregnancy, while monitoring yourself and adapting as necessary.

Health

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April 25, 2013

The Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D has increasingly become part of the blood work accompanying a physical at the doctor’s office. This may be for good reason, as many people are falling short on this important vitamin...- Guest blogger post by Jennifer Paschaloudis, MS, RD, LDN.

Medical Tips

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