Ladies, Love the Body You Are In

May 19, 2024 by  
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By Cami Checketts 

How many times have you been on a diet?  If you’re like most women the answer is probably, “I start a new one every Monday!” One study found that 86% of women want to lose weight.  (i) With 66% of Americans overweight (ii), it makes sense that many are struggling to lose those extra pounds.  Of course we want to be healthy, but do we really have to be perfect?

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GOTCHA

May 14, 2024 by  
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By Julie Morris, RN 

Do you want to get rid of unwelcome thoughts that won’t go away?  You know—the ones you can’t get out of your mind no matter how hard you try.  You pray and journal about the problem that’s at the root of those thoughts and even talk it over with a friend, but they keep coming back.  Maybe it’s anger over something that’s unfair.  Maybe your recurring thought is one of shame, fear, or regret.  Maybe you can’t stop thinking about eating fattening “goodies” or doing something else that’s not good for you.

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Food Safety Tips

May 7, 2024 by  
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By Brooke Parker 

Fire up the grills. Summer is here!  Some of summer’s most memorable moments involve food.  Whether you plan on feeding your entire extended family at a reunion, a gourmet dutch-oven meal in the woods, or a romantic dinner for two, don’t let food poisoning get in your way. 

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The Power of Produce

April 27, 2024 by  
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By Brooke Parker 

There are as many excuses for not eating your fruits and vegetables as there are varieties to choose from.  “They are too expensive.” “I don’t have the time.” “I don’t like the way they taste.” “They go bad too fast.” “My kids won’t eat them.” I could go on and on.  My job is to provide tools and motivation to overcome these perceived obstacles.  I hope to make eating your fruits and vegetables easy, fun, and an extra boost for your health.

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Is It Too Late to Start Exercising Now?

April 16, 2024 by  
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By Laurette Willis 

Perhaps you haven't exercised in a l-o-n-g time.  Maybe your schedule at work or home demands too much of your time or you simply fell out of the routine.  I have good news for you!  If you haven't exercised in months, a year or ever—it's never too late to begin making fitness a part of your life.

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