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Picnic Plans

As the weather gets warmer, the food at our picnics, BBQs and outdoor events grows a little more dangerous. With the temperature “danger zone” between 40-140°F, summer temperatures yield the ideal breeding grounds for food borne illness. Here are some tips to keep everyone healthy this summer! Stay where you are: The most important tip…

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Ready, Set, Go!

With less than two months until the 2014 AIDS Run & Walk, we’re ready to start training!  How do you feel?  Even if you feel ready, it’s always best to talk with your doctor before starting an intense training program outside your normal exercise regimen.  But once you have the go-ahead, go for it! Training Tips -…

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Summer Nutrition Tips

The sun is a beautiful thing!  However, it can be harmful if given the chance. How can you keep you and your family healthy and safe this summer? Keep your sun exposure to a minimum and follow these other tips. Hydration: If you haven’t heard by now, drinking water is important for our bodies. We should always be…

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Blueberries!

Crazy about blueberries?  You aren’t the only one!  In 1999, the United States Department of Agriculture gave blueberries their own month – July – and rightfully so.  These little blue gems are native to North America, and moreover, the USA supplies the majority of blueberries worldwide.  You can find blueberries on three types of U.S.-based plants: highbush,…

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AIDS Run & Walk: Smoothie Spotlight

Heartland Health Outreach is gearing up for the 2014 AIDS Run & Walk!  Some team members have started meeting every other week for a running and walking group in anticipation of the big event on Sunday, September 14.  We’re excited to begin training for the various events: 5k walk, 5k run, and 10k run. But we…

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Heart Health: National Blood Pressure Month

Happy National Blood Pressure Month! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 3 Americans has high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.  Blood Pressure Month is a time to educate the public on ways they can decrease their risk of becoming hypertensive and improve their blood pressure if it is elevated.…

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Salad Days

Anyone can throw some lettuce and veggies together, but don’t underestimate the power of the salad.  Fruit, pasta, beans, potatoes, nuts – when it comes to salads, the possibilities are endless! Moreover, salads can provide us with the fiber our bodies need every day.  Fiber isn’t made by the body, so it’s essential to eat enough every day to keep our…