Staying Healthy

Seafood is recommended for most people wanting to maintain or improve their heart health.  The American Heart Association and Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating at least two servings a week for a healthy heart.  Take a peek at our articles about seafood and heart health to find out more about your heart and start showing your ticker a little love!

Lacking Energy? Here are 8 Tips to put a Spring Back in Your Step!

By: Laura Ali, MS, RD, LDN

It’s been a long, dreary winter that zapped energy out of even the best of us!  If you are looking for ways to put a spring back in your step here are 8 tips that will help!

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Fueling Your Winter Activities

The cold weather doesn’t have to mean that you are stuck inside at a gym all the time. Winter is a great time to enjoy a little bit of the outdoors too! Whether it’s a brisk walk on some nearby hiking trails on a sunny day or snowshoeing through a local field or hitting the slopes, there is an abundance of ways you can enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise during the winter. Here are some quick tips for fueling your outdoor adventures this winter!

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De-stress with a Relaxing Fall Getaway

Summer may seem like the perfect time for a weekend getaway, but fall days have cool mornings and clear afternoons that are perfect for a quick escape. Can’t take a whole weekend? No problem, research has shown even short breaks help clear the mind and reduce stress! A Sunday afternoon hike in the woods or day trip to do some leaf peeping and a relaxing picnic lunch can be the perfect way to reinvigorate and destress!

Here are a few tips for planning a perfect picnic and stress-free getaway.

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Smart Snacking Strategies for Little Athletes

By:  Laura Ali, MS, RDN, LDN 

The shrill blare of a ref’s whistle, the “crack” of a baseball bat or the “ping” of a tennis racket – ah, the sounds of spring!  Kid’s activities are great fun and you love the exercise they get, so keeping them energized is important.   Try these tips to give your child that energy boost they need to perform to their max. 

Creative Combos - Complex carbs break down slowly, and when combined with protein, offer an outstanding energy-sustaining snack!

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Spring Cleaning – Does your diet need a little attention too?

There are certain times during the year that we tend to take stock and do a little “clean up” of some part of our lives.  Spring is a great time to take a look at how we are eating and do a little “spring cleaning”.    Magazine covers are plastered with fresh salads, light meals and beautiful table settings, farmers markets are opening back up and longer daylight hours mean more time to get outside and enjoy some warmer weather.   With that extra energy and time, it’s the perfect time to make some small changes to your meals. 

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Dreaming of a Heart Healthy New Year

Make this year’s New Year’s Resolution something that will last a lifetime! Resolutions are hard to keep. In fact, for most of us, good intentioned resolutions have fallen by the wayside a few weeks into the year. But knowing that heart disease remains one of the top health issues in America, maybe this year is a good year to focus on making a few healthy changes – just for your heart!

Here are ten ideas to helping you live a more heart healthy lifestyle in 2016!

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