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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 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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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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