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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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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…

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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 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 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 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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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!

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Chicken Kabobs

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.

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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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