Tag - healthy living

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For Best Health, Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies
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Losing Weight and Gaining Support
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Healthy Chicken Fajitas
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Why Women Should Hit the Weight Room
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Bariatric Surgery FAQs
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You are Invited to Walk with the Family Medicine Provider
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Back to School: Healthy Lunch Tips from the CDC
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Sweet Potato Pie Courtesy of the American Diabetes Association

For Best Health, Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies

Mom always said, “Eat your vegetables.” But did you know that eating a rainbow of naturally colored fruits and vegetables ensures a more diverse intake of vitamins and minerals? Vitamins are important for functions such as cell repair. Minerals produce hormones and regulate body processes, such as maintaining a regular heartbeat. People who eat more…

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Losing Weight and Gaining Support

If you’re one of the 68 percent of Americans considered overweight or obese and are thinking of beginning a weight-loss regimen, congratulations! Taking charge of your health today is one of the best things you can do to improve your future. Not only will a sensible diet and regular physical exercise help you lose weight,…

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Healthy Chicken Fajitas

By omitting the high-fat fillings like sour cream, fajitas can be a fresh and healthy meal. This recipe uses a mix of seasonings that add flavor without excessive fat or calories. Plus, it’s loaded with healthy vegetables, which give it a kick and a dose of healthy antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! 4 skinless, boneless chicken…

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Why Women Should Hit the Weight Room

Building bulging muscles in the weight room is an activity commonly thought of as something men do and women avoid. Yet, research suggests the benefits of strength training can drastically improve a woman’s quality of life both now and in the future. Why do women avoid the weight room? The benefits to weight training are…

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Bariatric Surgery FAQs

Obesity affects far more than just your waistline. It’s a metabolic condition that increases your rish for health problems such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The Little Company of Mary Bariatric Surgery Center is dedicated to safely and effectively treating patients who are chronically 100 pounds or more over their ideal body weight….

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You are Invited to Walk with the Family Medicine Provider

Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) and the Evergreen Park Recreation Department are proud to present. . . Walk with the Family Medicine Provider! Spend some time with Lisa Murphy, Family Medicine Advanced Practice Nurse with the LCM Medical Group, to get your steps in and tips to keep you in great shape! Join us…

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Back to School: Healthy Lunch Tips from the CDC

Just as your family is settling into summer mode, for many, August marks back-to-school time.  CDC encourages parents to become familiar with the school meal programs which require serving more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and gradually reducing sodium over 10 years. Studies have shown that students who eat school meals are more likely to…

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Sweet Potato Pie Courtesy of the American Diabetes Association

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, here is a delicious Sweet Potato Pie courtesy of the American Diabetes Association. SWEET POTATO PIE: Makes one 9-inch pie, Serving Size: 1 Slice (10 servings total) Ingredients: 2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1 cup evaporated fat-free skim milk 1/2 cup egg substitute 1/4…

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