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SNACK ON THIS!   When you were growing up, chances are you heard the eternal “don’t eat that you’ll spoil your appetite”. But snacks can keep younger kids from getting so hungry that they become cranky, and older kids from overeating larger meals. Snacks are important for hunger management and can also teach kids about the importance of good nutrition. It’s all about offering the right foods at the right times. The best snacks are higher in protein, low in … continued…

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            After the long winter months, it creeped up on us again and it’s here: swimsuit season. Surely there are those that welcome this time of the year with zero hesitation… And then there are the rest of us… flashing back to all those moments we knew better than to choose that jelly filled donut but just couldn’t quite resist… Oh but to have the will power to resist such temptations. However, not all is … continued…

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We’re all guilty of it. Waiting “til last minute to get dad a gift – which usually results in some epic gift fails. In case you’re wondering, dad was not ecstatic last year when you gave him a brand new set of tools. He smiled yes – but secretly he hated it. Dad won’t tell you that, but we will… because darn it, we love dads and they should get super awesome gifts on their day. So here are some … continued…

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Jerky is revolutionizing the world of snacks in unimaginable ways that will change the world as we know it… Ok maybe that was a little exaggerated. But we agree that jerky is definitely trending as a tasty, practical, low-cal protein-packed snack. So what’s the scoop on jerky? Well, here are 10 interesting facts about this delicious delight that many are calling “the hottest snack in America”. #1 Taste Meets Health So yes we agree that Jerky is high in sodium … continued…

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If you have been to an electronics store or searched around online recently, you have probably seen various activity trackers being advertised. These little gadgets are quite the upgrade from the old-school pedometers that people used to wear to track their physical activity. A regular pedometer counts the number of steps you take, but can be very inaccurate because it has a hard time differentiating between real steps and other movements throughout the day like riding in the car. While … continued…

Fitness Foodie Gift Ideas Judy Eggebeen

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month! I realize that blood pressure may not be the most exciting topic, but with 1/3 of adults in the US having high blood pressure (many undiagnosed), it is truly important to be aware of the basics. High blood pressure can happen regardless of age, family history, and other health status. Lifestyle modifications play an important role in effectively preventing and/or treating high blood pressure, so make it your goal to incorporate some or … continued…

Fitness Heart Healthy Judy Eggebeen

As an exercise blogger for Laura’s Lean Beef, my interest was piqued when I recently came across a research study that combined both exercise and lean red meat. The study looked at the effects of resistance training in 2 groups of women – 1 group that increased protein intake via lean red meat and 1 group that maintained their regular diet but slightly increased carbohydrate consumption through rice or pasta. The results of their study showed that the women who … continued…

Fitness Judy Eggebeen

What things come to mind when you hear the word stress? Your answer may be different than that of a friend, family member, or coworker, but regardless of what you associate with stress, it has many poor health consequences. April is Stress Awareness Month, so let’s make ourselves aware of some of the health consequences associated with stress and also some exercise-related strategies for combating it.   In addition to having different causes of stress, people have different responses to … continued…

Fitness Judy Eggebeen

Being a fitness professional, many people assume I have always been active and loved anything to do with exercise. Interestingly enough, that is not the case! I was the kid in school who dreaded PE class. I thought it was ridiculous that they could actually make you run a mile. I was always one of the slowest people to finish and felt like I was going to fall over as soon as I got done. I wasn’t overweight, and it … continued…

Fitness Judy Eggebeen

Back in October we talked about the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day, even for people who get the recommended amount of exercise each week. Studies show that being sedentary for most of the day has poor health consequences. Check out the Get Up and Moving! post. For many people, the amount of activity they can get at work is seemingly limited by having to get most things done at a desk or on a computer. Here … continued…

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