Fitness Blog / Archives for April, 2010

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Calcium: Strong Bones Are Just the Beginning

April 30

Most of us, when we were younger, were told to drink our milk so we would have strong bones and grow up tall. While it’s true that calcium is crucial in the diets of adolescent women and plays a big role in developing strong bones and teeth, its role in our health doesn’t stop there.

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Healthy Cooking

Dante’s Favorite Family Snack

April 29

In the evening or during football season, it’s always nice to have some healthy snacks on the ready for when the family gets the munchies. This little treat is a family favorite but my youngest son, Dante likes it the best! The spices remind me of Autumn and is great for serving during a football game. Makes 16 half cup servings.

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Dancing: The Darling of Exercise

April 28

Dancing isn’t just fun thing to do when you’re young. Dancing is a great exercise that should be part of a healthy lifestyle. For instance, you can burn as many calories belly-dancing as you can walking, swimming or riding a bike.

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Healthy Cooking

The Very Vital Vegetable Dip

April 27

Vegetables are great for snacking, but everyone wants a little dip on the side. This very vital vegetable dip will add zing to your vegetables without masking the flavor. Makes 12 servings and is great at parties or just set it down in front of the family and watch it disappear.

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 Motivation

Finding the Motivation to Diet

April 26

Dieting. It’s not one of our favorite words in the English language, but it’s one that most of us come face to face with at one time or another. It evokes images of starving ourselves over salads and rice cakes at lunch while our ever-skinny friend wolfs down a plate full of nachos without a care in the world.

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