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Seattle Sutton’s #Project Real -- August Update

Posted on 08/24/2016

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It’s been a few weeks since we last updated on how #ProjectReal is going, so what a better time than now to update you on their progress. I’m thrilled to report the Grittons are doing phenomenal.

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Tips for Healthier Grocery Shopping

Posted on 08/18/2016

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Have you ever gone to the grocery store with healthy intentions, only to realize later that you’ve brought home bags filled with borderline junk food? You are not alone. Many people don’t grocery shop the right and healthy way. There are several do’s and don’ts to follow if you want to makeover your health and it starts in the grocery store aisles!

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Replacing One Sugary Drink With Water May Improve Health

Posted on 08/16/2016

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Replacing just one sugary drink with water a day may improve health, according to new research from Virginia Tech University. That is, even if you consume more than one of those types of beverages a day it shows health benefits to replace just one of those drinks with H2O.

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Making Lunch Fun and Healthy

Posted on 08/9/2016

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Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, discusses ways to make lunch fun and healthy with these three quick tips in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”

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Can Stress Cause Weight Gain?

Posted on 08/4/2016

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While the immediate response to acute stress can be a temporary loss of appetite and increased metabolism, more and more we are coming to recognize that for some people, chronic stress can be tied to an increase in appetite and stress-induced weight gain. Both hormones and behavioral responses to stress can cause unwanted weight gain.

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Sedentary Lifestyles Kill 5 Million People a Year

Posted on 08/2/2016

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Have you heard? Sitting is the new smoking. According to new research, sitting and sedentary lifestyles account for 5 millions deaths per year. The World Health Organization (WHO) tallies smoking deaths at 6 million a year.

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Finding a Weight Loss Buddy

Posted on 07/28/2016

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When it comes to weight loss, you don't have to go it alone! Whether you are dieting, exercising or both, research shows you'll improve your overall results by working together with a partner. While some of us are able to maintain good exercise routines and able to lose weight without help, most of us could benefit greatly from having a partner.

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#SSHELunchChat

Posted on 07/26/2016

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I am excited about something we’re doing this week, it’s called #SSHELunchChat and I’m hosting it on Wednesday, July 27th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CT.

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Starting a Diet

Posted on 07/21/2016

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Often times, when we hear about a new diet or new supplement in the media, we also hear the warning, “ask your doctor before starting.” This is for good reason.

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Ninety Percent of Strokes Preventable

Posted on 07/19/2016

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Shocking statistics out this week about how 90 percent of strokes are deemed preventable. Stroke is one of the world’s leading causes of death and disability. This is important news to pay attention to! We can and should do more to prevent stroke.

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