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Lifestyle Choices for Wellness

Timely discussion on topics of health and wellness to encourage action and improvement in personal wellness.

5/28/2013-Nutrition in a Crunch

One thing I know: "There just aren't enough hours in the day, or enough days in a week." I feel like I'm constantly saying this. There is just too much life to live and never enough time to do it! As a nutrition professional, this is the excuse I hear the most for not exercising and eating healthy meals on a regular basis.Most likely we have the time; we just haven't quite learned how to m...

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05/20/2013-It's Hunting Season....STILL!

Illinois official spring hunting season is here. No, I am not talking about wild turkeys....I am talking about mushroom. THE mushroom....the great MOREL mushroom. The timing of the spongy fungus' appearance, instead, is the most unusual aspect, with the dry and earliest-ever season last year has been followed this year by one of the latest and wettest in memory. While the height...

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05/08/2013- It's National Bike Month!

A nationally recognized observance created by the League of American Bicyclists, May is National Bike Month and this week, May 16-20, is Bike to Work Week; May 17 th is Bike-to-Work Day. Whether you have a classic Huffy or a fancy Trek, there is no better time to dust off the ole' two-seater and use it to get to work. And you'll kill two birds with one stone; as you side step the carp...

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05/08/2013-Health: The Perfect Mother's Day Gift

Mothers tend to take better care of others than they do of themselves in some cases, but there is one way to help all mothers this Mother's Day – by planting a garden. Whether your mama has a green thumb, has desired a green thumb, or has never touched a trowel in her life, spring time is the perfect time to get dirty and get inspired in the garden! Be it floral or vegetables,  there are...

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