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Healthy Dishes: Yummy Recipes with Healthful Benefits

October 01, 2017. Cassandra Raposo

Fill your diet with superfoods that address women’s health concerns with these flavorful and healthy dishes. 1. Savor the flavor When thinking of building strong bones, a cheesy Italian meal probably doesn’t come to mind. But this spinach and ricotta cannelloni from the National Osteoporosis Foundation is loaded with nutrients such as calcium, iron and…

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Safety Tips for Kids Who Walk or Bike to School

July 31, 2017. AAA Staff

Today’s students aren’t biking or walking to school like they used to. Just 13 percent of students ages 5 to 14 walked or biked to class in 2009 compared with 48 percent 50 years earlier, according to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. Time, convenience, distance, weather and safety were barriers to walking or…

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10 Ways to Avoid College Weight Gain

July 31, 2017. AAA Staff

It’s common to put on a few pounds when you first start college. Follow these tips to avoid the dreaded freshman 15.

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10 Things to Know About High School Sports

July 31, 2017. AAA Staff

So, your son or daughter wants to play high school sports. Whether this is your child’s first foray into athletics or the latest step in a career that began with T-ball, here’s what you should know.

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Go Low on Spirits

July 15, 2017. Christina Elston

You’re at a cocktail mixer at a business conference or on the first night of your fabulous tropical-resort getaway. You’ve decided to have just one drink. Why then, when it’s finished, do you find yourself ordering another? “Alcohol produces what is known as disinhibition,” said George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse…

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AAA Trainer: Get Your Kicks at Recess

July 15, 2017. Nick Tavares

Besides being fun, recess is a great way for schoolkids to release pent-up energy during the day. It also helps children build social skills, improve their health through physical activity, and learn through unstructured play, according to the Council on School Health. Despite all the benefits, only four states – Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri and Virginia…

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Drumming Out a Workout

July 01, 2017. Nick Tavares

I’m a drummer, and when I finish playing a show, I’m exhausted. Playing the drums requires constant motion in both legs and both arms. That, plus setting up and breaking down equipment, makes for a tiring workout. But does it count as exercise? To find out, I geared up with a Fitbit and got behind…

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Are You Pampered Enough at the Spa?

July 01, 2017. Christina Elston

You’ve decided to treat yourself to a day (or more!) at a spa. How do you get beyond the gorgeous photos you’ll see online and find out if this is the place for you? “What a lot of people do is just walk into a spa and think they’re going to feel great when they…

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Boost Your Breakfast

June 01, 2017. Christina Elston

It might not be the most important meal, but breakfast can be the most predictable if you’re traveling, making it one of the easiest times to eat healthy. “It starts your metabolism and it really helps refuel you,” said Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Breakfast basics such…

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Walk This Way to a Healthier You

May 01, 2017. Nick Tavares

A daily walk is a simple, healthy habit. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular brisk walking helps prevent heart disease and high blood pressure, maintains a healthy weight and strengthens bones and muscles. Here are some ways to boost the benefits of your stroll. Warm up and cool down While walking is a low-impact exercise,…

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