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Walking and biking promote independence

When we are young, walking and biking is the method of transportation that gets us places independently. Often, as we get older we get into a routine, get in our vehicles and want to get to where we are going with as little distraction as possible. For...

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New year, new shopping habits

Meet resolutions by eating better and spending less money The start of a new year means new resolutions. According to data collected by the online polling firm YouGov, the top three New Year’s resolutions for 2018 are eating better, spending less money and...

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Brain breaks: Not just for kids

Many teachers are now incorporating Brain Breaks into the daily classroom routine. This is being done with good reason. There are numerous studies showing that regular activity improves not only fitness, but brain function too. When kids move more, they...

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Quick Chili

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Makes: 6 cups Source: www.foodhero.org Ingredients 1⁄2 pound lean ground meat (15% fat) 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans with liquid 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoeswith liquid 2...

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New Year’s Resolutions

It’s estimated that half of adults set New Years Resolutions each year, with only a fraction meeting them. Resolutions are often bad habits you’re trying to break, or goals you strive for in an effort to better yourself. Recognizing that old habits die...

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Ski and ride smart this winter

Snow has finally arrived and so begins the skiing and riding season of 2017-2018. Each year, skiers and snowboarders constitute thousands of emergency visits to treat sprains, strains fractures and concussions. Skiers typically suffer from lower extremity...

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Oven French Toast

Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Makes: 12 slices Source: Foodhero.com Ingredients 12 slices whole grain bread 4  eggs or 8 egg whites 1 cup nonfat or 1% milk 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla powdered sugar (optional) Directions...

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How Can I Be Healthier During the Holidays?

Inside Healthcare with Jill Berry Bowen, NMC’s Chief Executive Officer As we find ourselves in the middle of the holiday season, it can be easy to be distracted from healthy habits and health choices.  For many of us, that means adding on extra pounds and...

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Makes: 4 servings Source: Foodhero.org   Ingredients 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup carrot, shredded 1 1⁄2 teaspoons margarine or butter 2 cups broth, any flavor 2 cups broccoli, chopped (fresh or frozen) 1...

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