8
Mar

Are Super Foods Real?

Advertisements for superfoods and their false health claims are everywhere, for example; ‘burn fat,’ ‘get clearer skin,’ etc…, but what are super foods?  By definition, super foods are foods that provide a benefit over and beyond their nutritional quality. This should be determined through extensive research before it is presented to the public.  Unfortunately, there […]

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8
Mar

Is Your Sleep Failing to Give You the Rest You Need?

If you are like many Americans, you answered yes to the title’s question.  All too many of us are well aware that we are not getting enough quality sleep, but only a fraction of us are taking decisive action to address the issue.  Approximately 30 percent of adults in the U.S. get an average of […]

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5
Mar

Understanding Obesity and BMI

The term “obesity” is used to describe the health condition of anyone significantly above his or her ideal healthy weight. Don’t be discouraged by the term. It simply means you are 20 percent or more above your ideal weight, and you are not alone. Nearly 70 percent of American adults are either overweight or obese. Being […]

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31
Jan

For N.J.’s South Asian Community and All Diagnosed with Diabetes: Start with Education

Central New Jersey’s community is highly populated with residents of South Asian descent. Asians are at a much higher risk of developing diabetes due to genetic factors. One may notice much of the Asian community is not obese or overweight, however, often weight is centered in the belly, known as central obesity. This type of […]

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31
Jan

Celebrate Your Heart with Healthy Nutrition

February is American Heart Month. Celebrating the heart for just one month is just not enough. Consider that the heart is working 24/7 to keep blood circulating through your whole body. No matter the condition; plaque, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, the heart does it’s best to get blood to every part of the body. Heart […]

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31
Jan

For Women: Take This Risk to Heart

Heart disease is the top killer of women. The majority of women between the ages of 40 and 60 have at least one risk factor for the disease. But many do not realize it. They also don’t know about the sometimes subtle signals of a heart attack. That’s why the American Heart Association created Go Red for Women […]

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24
Jan

Peak Flu Season is Here: Protect Yourself and Your Family

We are now at the peak of influenza season. The New Jersey Department of Health is reporting that the influenza activity level is high in every county in New Jersey. Influenza, “flu,” is a family of contagious respiratory viruses. Feeling feverish, body aches, headaches, sore throat, and cough are some of the common symptoms. Although […]

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3
Jan

Tips to Keep Your Weight Loss Resolutions

A New Year means new resolutions. If weight loss is one of your goals for this New Year then use these steps to keep you on track! The key to weight loss is to create a calorie deficit while consuming the essential vitamins and minerals you need. Follow these steps to meet your goals! 1 […]

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8
Dec

‘Tis the Season for Fresh, Winter Produce

Chilly weather, frosty air, scarves and gloves; winter is here.  It may seem like local produce would be hard to find during the cold weather, but don’t fret! There are some produce that continue to strive during the winter months. In season and local produce is always desirable for three reasons. Produce has reached optimal […]

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8
Dec

Freshen Up Your Indoor Fitness Routine

When the temperature drops this winter, don’t let your motivation for exercise fall along with it.  Cold weather doesn’t have to put a chill on your fitness routine, even if the treadmill or stair-stepper seems boring compared with jogging or riding your bike outside. It is important to ask yourself: How can I make exercise […]

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