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Cranberry, Cherry & Walnut Marmalade

Posted: 11/05/2013

Fresh cranberries get crunch from walnuts and an infusion of sweetness from dried cherries in this take on a classic marmalade. Leftovers are great on a

Leftovers are great on a turkey sandwich

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Forced to Run on the Dreadmill? How to Survive

Posted: 12/12/2012

If you live in a part of the country that’s about to go into a deep and dark freeze for the winter month (or is already there), then you’re probably also looking for ways to maintain the fitness level you’ve achieved during the summer and into fall.  You’re not alone if you’re one of many runners living in cold-weather states who find it hard to motivate to layer up and get out for their daily runs. Alternatives are few and inevitably include the “dreadmill.”  Yes, I’ve replaced the “tread” in treadmill with “dread” because most days when that machine is staring back at me that’s exactly what I’m feeling.  The idea of exchanging the fresh air, beautiful scenery, and changing surroundings I’m used to (and love) with a stationary running experience is tough to swallow.  Maybe you can relate.

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Cranberry Orange Sauce

Posted: 12/12/2012

There are some really lovely recipes for cranberry sauce out there, but they all seem to be based on a mythical one pound bag of fresh cranberries, which has yet to grace the shelves of my grocery store.  The standard seems to be 12 ounces, so even if you bought two bags, there would be cranberries left over.  This is my conveniently scaled down version, which can be made the day before Christmas, to make it even easier.

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Cardio Together Open Circuit

Posted: 09/01/2012

If you have not yet tried Cardio Together what are you waiting for?! Our new open cardio circuit is designed to burn calories efficiently to help you see results faster all in the comfort of our new Multi Purpose Room!  There is NO added cost to you and NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! Cardio Together is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00am - 9:30am.

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8 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat

Posted: 08/01/2012

Summer is the perfect time to go outside and have fun. It's one of my favorite times of year because there are so many outdoor activities to choose from. Everything is more fun outside, whether you're swimming, running or cycling. But the summer heat can be a problem if you're not careful, particularly in areas with extreme heat and humidity. After experiencing the Badwater...

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Nutrition Tip of the Week

Posted: 02/29/2012

nutrition tip of the week Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, oh my … Despite what many of you might think, it’s not PROTEIN that Americans don’t get enough of. It’s the Big 3: fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. That’s why so many of us have a problem with getting in adequate fiber (which these foods are high in), managing our weight (these are...

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Exercises That Relieve Back Pain From a Herniated Disc

Posted: 02/29/2012

Jun 14, 2011 | By Kimberly Rienecke A herniated disc is a condition in which a disc between the vertebrae in the spine ruptures and compresses a spinal nerve. It is also commonly referred to as a slipped or ruptured disc.This can cause pain, numbness and tingling in the back or legs, depending on the location of the herniation. Herniated discs are initially treated with rest,...

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Exercise and cold weather: Tips to stay safe outdoors

Posted: 12/12/2011

Exercise and cold weather: Tips to stay safe outdoors Dressing in layers, protecting your hands and feet, and paying attention to the forecast can help you stay safe and warm while exercising outdoors in cold weather. By Mayo Clinic staff So you don't like grinding out miles on the treadmill or power walking the malls, but you dread exercising during cold weather. Unfortunately,...

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Super Foods!!

Posted: 12/01/2011

1.      Try KALE! Few foods on earth can compare, nutrition-wise, to this leafy green—a true superfood. The dark green hue is a giveaway that kale is packed with vitamins, minerals and health-enhancing antioxidants such as beta-carotene. What’s more, kale’s filling fiber, bone-building calcium and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids have...

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Go Outside Your Comfort Zone

Posted: 10/01/2011

Convinced you “can’t” run a marathon, or sprint at level 10 on that treadmill? … Are you sure about that? Even if you have a physical challenge or condition that limits you in some way, most of us also create false boundaries for ourselves — “no-can-do’s” that are only in our heads. And more and more studies are showing that the...

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