Healthy Eating

5 Undeniable Reasons to Ditch Diet Soda Today

It sounds too good to be true: A drink that tastes like your favorite soda but has zero calories. No wonder people think they can sip on it all day long. It’s practically like drinking water! Or is it? By…

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Defeating the Dreaded Freshmen 15

Have you found yourself stress-eating lately? Or maybe wearing yoga pants and sweats more often because your skinny jeans from last spring just don’t fit like they used to. College has been back in session for a couple of months now,…

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The Budget-Friendly Guide to Healthy Tailgating

What’s not to love about tailgating—you and friends eating delicious food and cheering your team on to victory. But too much pizza, chicken wings, and brats may not only add to your waistline, it can also add up in your…

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6 Ways to Save Money on Lunches Your Kids Will Love

As busy school schedules become the norm, it can be easy to push off making healthy lunches for both you and the kids every morning. But, opting for “fast and convenient” has its consequences, especially on your wallet. In fact,…

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Eat Your Way to Lower Cholesterol Levels

Having high cholesterol increases your risk of developing heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 71 million Americans have high LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. Chances are…

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another simple dinner: fresh and raw with simple dressing for dipping.

Tailgating Tips to Help Your Team (and Waistline) Win

Summer has come to an end.  School is back in session and now instead of having Saturdays spent at the lake, many of us find ourselves cheering on our favorite football team. Tailgating and football parties are a great way…

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Are You Fueling Up for Your Next Bike Ride?

There’s nothing quite like hitting a bike trail to change up your workout routine. We get to experience our surroundings in a whole new way when we’re on our bike. As cycling has many benefits including relieving stress, being easier…

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Alpena Farmers Market Kids Day: Encouraging Kids to Eat their Veggies and Get Active

Get your kids to step out of their veggie comfort zone this weekend at the Alpena Farmers Market. The 8th annual Kids Day gives them a chance to try tons of different vegetables served up by the Friends of the…

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Ancient Grains: 10 Recipes to Put New Tastes in Your Diet

Feeling adventurous? You might want to give “ancient grains” a try in soup, salad, breakfast, and dessert recipes. These alternatives to wheat, rice and other common grains tend to be more nutritious and let you change up your favorite dishes…

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