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Best Practices for the Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving behind us, how did you do with your holiday eating behaviors?  Did you need your stretchy pants?  Did you make room for any fruits or vegetables?  Was your whole plate covered in gravy?  If you didn’t do as well as you wanted, here are 10 tips you can try out at upcoming holiday [...]

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Eating Healthy During Summer Cookouts

Summer is here and most of us will probably attend a cook out or barbecue or host our own. While cookouts are great to spend time with family and friends, they might not be great for your health. According to The Daily Meal, a single day of barbecue eating could total 2,652 calories!  Check out [...]

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Happy National Nutrition Month!

There is no better time to get rid of your unhealthy eating habits than March, which is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme, “Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle” starts at the time when many New Year’s resolutions start to fail.  National Nutrition Month is a great reminder to try and eat a wholesome diet and [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions – Healthy Eating

It’s officially 2015!  After the holidays and all of the goodies and sweets we have eaten, it is normal for us to set New Year’s Resolutions which, for the majority of us, means making goals for weight loss or other issues. Our society is becoming so fast paced that we want things to be taken [...]

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Tricks and Treats & Calories Galore!

Happy Halloween! Halloween unofficially marks the beginning of the holiday season. And for anyone trying to watch his or her weight, the scariest part of Halloween is not ghosts and goblins but the Halloween candy. Sugar and mostly empty calories is what you get in Halloween treats!  Before you reach into that candy bowl, check [...]

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6 tips to get through the fair without packing on the pounds

The fair is finally here and so are the thousands of calories that come along with it! From fried Oreos to cotton candy and corn dogs to pizza, it’s easy to indulge in some not-so-healthy treats and leave your stomach feeling sick. So before you head to the fair, read these six simple tips below [...]

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Easy Weight-Loss Math = Recipe for Success!

As a part of this month’s Give A Care About Home series, today’s blog focuses on some simple weight-loss calculations to help you and your family eat healthier and stay fit! Post by Rick Reifenberg, MD The generally accepted conversion is that one pound of stored fat is equal to about 3,500 calories.  This could be thought of as [...]

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Eat Healthy by Getting your Plate in Shape!

post written by Karen Gough.  To learn more about our Blog Team click here. At the beginning of May HealthNet and IU Health started a voucher program that provided $7.00/week to shop at the Garden on the Go locations.  This Rx program will run from May thru November 2012.  There will be 25 participants chosen [...]

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10 Tips – How to Stay Healthy on a Budget!

You can enjoy a healthy lifestyle with a manageable amount of expense this spring. Here are some ways to take care of your health without breaking the bank, thanks to HealthNet’s Health Promotions staff: Grow your own fruits and vegetables in your yard, patio containers, or a community garden space. Use store brand instead of [...]

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Healthy Grocery Shopping Without Blowing Your Budget – 12 Tips to Know

You can shop healthy with a manageable amount of expense. Here’s a dozen ways to take care of your health at the grocery store without breaking the bank, thanks to HealthNet’s Health Promotions staff: Clip, save and use coupons. Stick with only the items you use. Check out the store flyer for sale items as [...]

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