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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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Journaling

What Could You Do If You Were Thinner?

April 23

Many life coaches will ask their clients this question, “If money were not an object what would you do?” It provokes all sorts of thoughts, dreams and ideas and is great for motivating people to challenge themselves and take risks to bring about positive change.

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Healthy Cooking

My Mom’s Stuffed Mushrooms

April 22

Shhhh! Mom doesn’t know that I stole this recipe from her pantry. These are signature ‘shrooms that everyone always asks her to make. I needed something different for a party I was having, so I “borrowed” this recipe and decided to share it with all my women’s fitness friends at Fitness4Her.

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 Inspiration

Hope For A Healthier You

April 21

There are so many women who go through life discouraged and defeated. Many of their hearts are filled with anger, bitterness and resentment. They seem to devoid of hope and believe that nothing good could ever happen to them.

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Healthy Cooking

Shrimp Cocktail with Homemade Zesty Cocktail Sauce

April 20

Seafood is great anytime and shrimp is one of my family’s favorites. Serve this cocktail with homemade zesty sauce for a low calorie entree that’s sure to please.

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Affirmations

Positive Words of Praise Never Hurt

April 16

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.

This little idiom chanted on playgrounds around the country is far from accurate. While words alone cannot hurt physically, they can hurt so deeply on an emotional level that a person can become physically ill

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Healthy Cooking

Marinara Sauce

April 15

This is a marvelous marinara that’s easy to make and tastes great. I like to serve it over whole wheat pasta with turkey sausage. Just whip up a green side salad and you’ve got a complete meal. You can prepare this sauce in advance so you can enjoy it on even the busiest of week nights.

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Never Count Calories Recipes – Part 2

April 14

Florida Fruity Sunny Smoothie
This cool and creamy drink is delicious for breakfast or as a snack. The flaxseed oil adds healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that have been proven to fight belly fat.

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Healthy Cooking

Baked Spinach Balls

April 13

Low in fat, cholesterol, sodium and calories. Spinach is an excellent source of iron, necessary for a successful women’s fitness plan. You’ll need lots of energy for your workouts and spinach can give you the power to keep on going, don’t forget that’s where Popeye got his strength.

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The Omron Pocket Pedometer

April 10

I was looking for a pedometer to keep track when I walk, since I don’t always follow the same path, I wanted one that would keep a record of my steps and distance. I’m not all that interested in the amount of calories burned, but I know many people like to keep a running track of calories consumed and expended when managing their weight.

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 Women’s Health

Don’t Let Your Feet Get In Your Way

April 9

Everyone knows that the key to a healthy lifestyle is exercising and eating right. But what happens when your feet get in the way of your exercise? No, I’m not talking about clumsiness; you’re on your own with that one.

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Healthy Cooking

Richard’s Roasted Garlic with Three Cheese Spread

April 8

This tasty treat can be enjoyed in the evenings with just the family or you can make a bigger batch and serve it when guests come over. It’s easily portable if you need to take it to office parties or even tailgating.

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The Pear: It’s Not Just a Body Shape

April 7

It’s probably the most abundant fruit in your grocery store and the most overlooked on your list of fruits to eat. But pears come in so many diverse and succulent flavors with so many great health benefits that it’s time you created a space for them in your fruit bowl this year.

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Healthy Cooking

Roast Beef and Watermelon Salad

April 6

This salad is my friend’s favorite. After a long day of shopping, nothing suits us better than this heavenly combination of red meat protein and cool, refreshing watermelon.

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Happy Easter and New Beginnings

April 4

Easter is a reminder that as long as we live, we have the chance for new beginnings. The chance and the choice to start fresh and new. Like a newborn babe, each one of us can make this day “Day One” of our start at a brand new life, a brand new way of thinking, living and performing. A happy and healthier lifestyle!

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My First Encounter With The Gymboss

April 3

I heard about this new timer on the market and it’s called the Gymboss, it’s small enough to clip onto your gym clothes and allows you to exercise without worrying about the time. I decided to try one out and let you all know what I thought.

I got a pink one and it goes perfectly well with most of my gym attire. When I clipped it onto the waist of my workout pants, I noticed that it didn’t pull on the material and the clip seemed comfortable enough to wear.

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Healthy Cooking

Cinnamon Peanut Butter and Banana Pancake

April 1

Start your day with something sweet and nutritious. This healthy breakfast is good any day of the week. Most of these ingredients are regular staples in the pantry.

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